Wayfair is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer - JavaScript Platform

Boston, United States

Wayfair is a leader in the ecommerce space for all things home. We live and breathe web technologies and JavaScript is the language of the web. We are a “move fast break things, re-think old standards” team with a startup feel and continuous deployment.

We’re looking for smart, logical thinkers who see the tremendous versatility of JavaScript and want to build their career around it. We are as much concerned about thought leadership, community involvement and the ever changing JavaScript landscape as we are with producing high-quality scalable code.

On the JavaScript Platform team you’ll have tons of opportunities to flex your strengths as well as learn new things. We work with all five primary ecommerce sites, mobile web and apps, international sites, internal tools, build process, and infrastructure. We contribute to (and create) bleeding edge open source projects and continuously push the envelope to explore the future of ecommerce and development systems.

What the Wayfair JavaScript team does:

  • Writes clean, high-performance, JavaScript code with a focus on code reusability.
  • Contributes to the continued development of our open source virtual-DOM powered UI framework, Tungsten.js.
  • Leads architecture discussions for building new product and JS framework features
  • Writes JavaScript unit tests (Jasmine)
  • Works closely with other Client-Side Technology teams including CSS/HTML and Mobile to create next generation site features
  • Performs JS code and architecture reviews for other engineering teams

About you:

  • 4+ years of JavaScript, JS Framework, or web technologies
  • Familiarity with AMD or other JavaScript module patterns
  • Familiarity with modern client-side frameworks such as Backbone.js,  Angular, Ember, Polymer or React.js
  • Excited about keeping up to date with the latest JavaScript libraries and other client-side technologies
  • PHP or other server-side language exposure

Nice to haves:

  • An active GitHub account
  • Attend JavaScript meet-ups
  • Mobile site development experience
  • Experience writing HTML/CSS


See more about Wayfair and some of the work we do:

See our open source projects on GitHub

Visit Wayfair.com 
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Read our Engineering Blog 
Find us on Facebook and Twitter 
Check out our YouTube Channel  

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 $2.25 billion in annual sales in 2015 and $747.3 million in net revenues for first quarter 2016. The company employed 4,604 people as of March 31, 2016 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe.  The company has previously been named one of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes Magazine and selected by the Boston Business Journal and Glassdoor.com as a Top Company to Work For and Top Company for Well Balanced Life.

*** This position is ONLY for on-site in our Boston, MA headquarters***

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