Junior Systems Engineer
Wayfair - Boston, MA

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At Wayfair, we are looking to grow our Systems Engineering team by bringing on board a talented individual to help manage the large scale physical and virtual server environment that underpins our large-scale Internet e-commerce platform and corporate applications. Though focused on systems administration, this individual will be a member of our Infrastructure department with a broad exposure to a range of infrastructure and technologies. A majority of our project focus on scaling our server farm, performance tuning, and automating daily administrative tasks.

Some of our bigger projects are:
  • Creating Wayfair’s standard Linux build for both desktop and server deployments
  • Building a new Hadoop cluster
  • Creating a push-button server provisioning system
  • Designing a scalable tiered storage system to handling over a half-petabyte of space

Responsibilities include:
  • Providing general Unix server administration and troubleshooting for an environment covering almost a thousand physical servers and virtual systems running on top of Xen
  • Building new server images, deploying and migrating production systems, and tuning configurations to improve application performance
  • Converting one-off and stand-alone systems to use our standard templates and management framework
  • Developing new configuration templates, automation tools, and expanded monitoring
  • Troubleshooting and Resolving technical issues that affect the production environment
  • Performing all other related duties as assigned by manager
  • BA or BS degree from a 4-year college or university
  • Experience managing Unix environments, particularly Linux and BSD
  • Experience working with Unix scripting and automation tools, such as Puppet and Chef
  • Knowledge of Web Servers (Apache/Lighttpd/Ningx)
  • Experience working in virtualized environments, such as Xen, VMWare, VirtualBox
  • Familiarity with IP and Ethernet networks as well as transport protocols such as Email, FTP, and HTTP
  • Scripting ability a plus, particularly Bash, Powershell, and PHP

Other traits we look for:
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills
  • An easy-going attitude and strong sense of humor
  • A positive, people-oriented and energetic attitude
  • An analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems
  • An interest in working hard and being challenged in a fast-paced environment, and having fun while doing it
About Wayfair:

Wayfair is the largest online-only retailer of home furnishings and house wares in the United States. We're looking for the brightest, sharpest, most creative minds in every field to help. Are you one? If you like transparency, friendliness, a relaxed but results-driven work environment filled with like-minded top-tier talent, Wayfair would like to hear from you. We own and operate Wayfair, AllModern, and Joss & Main. We are on target for over $600 million in revenue and currently employ over 1000 employees in offices located in Boston, Utah, Kentucky, the U.K, Germany, Ireland and Australia. Wayfair was founded in 2002 and is privately held and profitable. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, pre-IPO equity, a long-term and sustainable, next-generation, e-commerce business model as well as surprising and generous perks designed to attract and retain the brightest people who are incredibly excited about what they do. Wayfair is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Come join us at http://www.wayfair.com/careers.

Wayfair does not accept unsolicited candidate referrals or resumes / CVs from third-party vendors, including recruitment agencies. Wayfair will not be responsible or liable for any fees or costs associated with such unsolicited submissions.

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Wayfair (NYSE: W) offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points. With an...