Wayfair is hiring a

Head of Storefront Engineering (m/f)

Berlin, Germany
We are looking for an experienced candidate to head and develop our Storefront Engineering Team in Berlin. 

Our Storefront Team is responsible for handling and scaling our highly-visible, highly-trafficked eCommerce site. They constantly increase the utility of our site, writing code that serves pages to all of our customers. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Build and lead a team of engineers in Berlin and help shape the future direction of our e-commerce platform 
  • Be the engineering visionary to partner with product management for future application development, including personalization, omnichannel, payment processing etc. 
  • Implement and improve the team’s processes and best practices to increase efficiency and effectiveness 
  • Work on features with parity across desktop and mobile (iOS and Android)  
  • Customizing apps to meet the needs of European customers and adding innovative new features 
  • Coordinate releases and testing with the storefront team based in Boston 


  • 8+ years experience as a software engineer and demonstrated ability in at least one programming language such as PHP, Python, Java, or C# 
  • 4+ years as a team lead for a larger multifunctional development organization 
  • Proven leadership skills managing, mentoring and growing high potential Software Engineers 
  • Ideally a university degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field  
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Proven ability to run software development projects through full project cycle and to deliver exceptional results 
  • Expert understanding of web architecture and data driven applications 
  • Comfortable designing and coding RESTful services on the web server and expert knowledge of designing and building native app code and user interfaces to connect to those services 
  • A great understanding of Object Oriented Design, MVC, and web architecture 
  • Knowledge of SQL 

Nice to have: 

  • Professional experience in eCommerce 
  • Experience working in a geographically diverse technology organization 
  • Experience with mobile (iOS and/or Android) and successful app releases in the App store (Google and/or Apple) 
  • Ability to design and build a mobile feature including both the app and the back end data services. 

And finally, our proposition to you!

  • A competitive salary, bonus and an attractive stock package
  • We are listed on the NYSE since 2014
  • A fast paced and agile working environment
  • A real opportunity to make an impact, to test and build things in an entrepreneurial organization.
  • A company culture where we care about your work-life balance and offer you unlimited paid vacation time. Progression at Wayfair is based on results not on hours spent in the office.
  • Regular collaboration with senior leadership globally.
  • We’re in the heart of the Berlin startup scene with lots of space to encourage collaboration and teamwork

About Wayfair: 

Wayfair Inc. offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points. The Wayfair family of brands includes: 

  • Wayfair.com, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, a go-to online source for modern design
  • DwellStudio, a design house for fashion-forward modern furnishings
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor

Wayfair generated $3.14 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended September 30, 2016. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 5,600 people.

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