Senior Software Engineer (Mid to Long-Term Contract)
Wayfair - Boston, MA

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Wayfair is looking for talented engineers. We're building high performance applications on a very distributed platform. We have a large team in house, however if you prefer to work as an independent contractor on specific mid-long term projects get in touch with us. We're looking for sharp people who enjoy innovation and thrive on making an impact using cutting edge technology.

Our platform is highly distributed and very scalable. MongoDB, MySQL, Hadoop, Netezza, Memcache, RabbitMQ, .Net, C#, SVN, Puppet, FreeBSD, Debian, SQL Server and PHP are tools we lean heavily on to pull this off.

Want to take on a specific project for 6-12 months and focus on helping to build part of this platform? Our ideal engineering contractor has familiarity with the technologies we use.

This role will require being on site at our Boston office.

Must Haves:
  • Sense of humor
  • PHP
  • Experience with persistent data storage such as: SQL, Hadoop, Cassandra, MongoDB
  • Experience working with distributed systems/distributed architecture
  • Experience with middleware applications
  • Experience working with queuing systems
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or related field.
  • 3+ of relevant experience.
  • Clients/Project they can reference that are relevant
  • Recent experience in PHP and Java.
  • LAMP experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Technophile
  • Plays well with others
  • Desire to take ownership of applications and improve them
  • Quick to pick up new code and new technologies
  • Detail-oriented with strong management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Masters degree

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

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Wayfair, founded in 2002, is the largest online-only retailer of home furnishings and house wares in the United States. Wayfair is privately...