At Wayfair, we are looking to grow our systems administration team by bringing on board a talented individual seeking broad exposure to the technologies that support our infrastructure and our large-scale Internet e-commerce platform. Most of our major projects center around a re-assessment of the web site infrastructure to allow us to distribute load around the world, scale up to handle constant traffic growth, and minimize page load times.
Questions to think about…
What is the absolute fastest way to show a high resolution image to visitors in Germany and Australia when it was uploaded in Boston? What if 5000 users in each location request it at the same time?
How could you make changes to a page appear immediately to an end user without them having to refresh or reset their browser cache in Chrome? Is the solution different for IE? How could you do it on an iPhone?
How would you incorporate teleportation technology to improve site performance and brand reliability? If you had access to a teleportation machine where would you go first?
Some of our bigger projects are to:
Re-engineer traffic pre-processing and load balancing by deploying BSD PF servers and merging HA Proxy and NGINX functionality into a single service.
Upgrade to FreeBSD v9 and finish virtualizing servers using Xen and Dell blade centers.
Stand up Xen clusters and our Web stack - PF, NGINX, and PHP farms - on the West Coast, Europe, and Australia to support traffic localization and our international domains.
Find ways to reduce overall page load times by analyzing performance and http routing through the entire stack (NGINX, HA Proxy, Lighttpd), PHP code performance, and MSSQL database calls.
Build a functionality testing platform with Selenium and Watir that will integrate with SVN to allow developers to build tests alongside their code, monitor our main production websites, and simulate flash traffic loads.
Integrate Puppet, SCCM, Xen and Nagios together with our internal ticket system and SVN to ensure that we consistently and accurately monitor and manage our infrastructure.
Things you’ll play with… Mongodb/couchdb/Nginx/lighttpd/haproxy/Graphite/cacti/Puppet/PHP
Check out this video for a flavor of our team:
BA or BS degree from a 4-year college or university
Understanding of Linux/BSD technologies
Scripting ability, especially using shell, C and PHP a large plus
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
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 approximately $500 million in revenue and currently employ over 800 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.
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Wayfair - 15 months ago
Wayfair is the largest online-only retailer of home furnishings and house wares in the United States. We’re looking for the brightest...