Wayfair is hiring a

Senior Data Center Engineer

Boston, United States

Wayfair is looking for a senior engineer to join our Data Center Operations team based out of Boston, Massachusetts. The DC Ops team is responsible for designing, building, and maintaining Wayfair’s global data center environment that underpins our large scale e-commerce platform. The team works closely with many areas of the business and the ideal candidate will be able to bridge the gap between business requirements and technical solution. This dynamic role requires a well-rounded individual that is capable of delivering across a variety of areas of Information Technology.


Responsibilities include:


  • Manage server environments in campus offices, data centers, and warehouses, including:
    • Performance tuning and high availability
    • System troubleshooting and repair
    • Security patching, system updates, and overall life-cycle management.
    • Capacity planning (space, power, and cooling)
    • Occasional rack, stack, and cabling
  • Continuous development of Wayfair’s virtualization strategy
  • System automation through Schell Scripting, PowerShell, and Puppet.
  • Collaborate with peers & stakeholders to architect server and virtualization solutions to meet performance, growth, and availability requirements
  • Drive standards and documentation of new processes as well as improving existing processes
  • Assist with asset management, logging and documentation of hardware
  • Occasional travel to remote data centers and campus environments
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors and service providers
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies
  • Work closely with Project Management team to manage projects, timelines and expectations




  • BA or BS degree from a 4-year college or university
  • 3-6 years experience
  • Familiar with operation of a wide variety of hardware such as Dell, HP, Cisco UCS, and EMC
  • Strong troubleshooting experience across complex enterprise environments
  • Expert in Linux environments (Red Hat)
  • Knowledge of Windows Server environments
  • Experience with virtualized environments such as VMWare and OpenStack
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and Fibre Channel networking


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


  • Wayfair, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, a go-to online source making modern design more accessible
  • DwellStudio, a design house with a decidedly modern vibe
  • 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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