Wayfair is hiring a

Senior Virtualization Engineer

Boston, United States

Wayfair is looking to grow our infrastructure team by bringing on board a talented individual who wants broad exposure to the technologies that support our infrastructure and our large-scale Internet e-commerce platform. The Virtualization team is responsible for designing, provisioning, and troubleshooting Wayfair’s global virtualized and compute platforms.  Some of our larger initiates include:

  • Public, Private and hybrid cloud initiatives
  • New greenfield data center builds
  • Implement full VM chargeback and lifecycle management
  • Integrating containers to our production stack

What the Virtualization team does:

  • Collaborates with our software and infrastructure teams to design and build scalable web platforms serving millions of customers
  • Manage VMware platform of 200+ hypervisors and 4,000+ VM’s in four global locations
  • Custom and edge case reporting using VMTurbo and open source tools (Grafana, Graphite, StatsD, Kibana)
  • Virtual Machine and Hypervisor rollout and debugging
  • Testing and development of new virtualization platforms


 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting our global hypervisor platform, primarily VMware ESXi 6
  • Virtual Machine Lifecycle management
  • Ensuring proper state system configuration (software/security/etc)
  • Scripting for large-scale system changes (Python, PowerShell, BASH)
  • Virtual, physical, and storage capacity planning
  • Linux and Windows systems debugging


About you:

  • 7+ years virtualization engineering experience with strong design and organizational skills
  • Strong architecturally skillset with VMware
  • Some background working with public clouds
  • An open mind to creative, effective solutions
  • A solve it yourself first approach
  • A sense of humor
  • A passion to work in a fast paced and highly collaborative environment

Nice to haves:

  • Python, BASH, or PowerCLI scripting
  • Experience in implementing multi-vendor & platform chargeback solutions
  • Understanding of KVM, Citrix, Hyper-V, and Containers is a plus
  • Experience in implementing and maintaining cloud solutions
  • Experience in implementing and maintaining VDI solutions
  • Active participation in local engineering meetups Comprehensive understanding of continuous development (concepts and systems)

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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