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Wayfair Chief Architect, Payments & Loyalty in Boston, Massachusetts

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wayfair is looking for an experienced Chief Architect to own the technical strategy and execution of Wayfair’s Global Loyalty, Payments, Financing and Fraud platform and experiences across all of our retail brands (Wayfair, Perigold, AllModern, Joss &amp; Main, Birch Lane) and geographies (currently 5 countries and, growing to 15+ over the next few years). In 2022, Wayfair processed $12 billion in net revenue which at our $800+ billion (and growing) total addressable market means we are just getting started.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This team’s mission is to provide a world-class, global platform to create a delightful transactional experience for our customers and suppliers while managing any transaction risk and the total cost of payment.&nbsp;</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This role empowers a cross-functional team of engineering, product management, design, and analytics. We’re rapidly expanding our payments platform (encompassing fintech, loyalty, and fraud) to meet customer demand with a focus on efficiency, scalability, and profitability, with real-time impact on the entire business.&nbsp;</span></p>

<p><strong>What You’ll Do:</strong></p>


<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Serve as the technical lead in the critical domain, designing &amp; building a platform that interfaces with many different systems within and outside Wayfair and partner globally</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Play a key role in developing and driving a multi-year technology strategy for Wayfair's Fintech &amp; Loyalty ecosystem</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Architect and review code to implement high-quality, scalable, future-proof services that will have effective system boundaries and will support long-term vision &amp; strategy</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Conduct technical debate across an entire platform and help come to durable documented conclusions</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Drive high-impact architectural solutions and hands-on development, including inception, design, execution, and delivery following good design and coding practices</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Obsessively focus on production readiness for the team including testing, monitoring, deployment, documentation, and proactive troubleshooting</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Identify risks and gaps in technical approaches and propose solutions to meet the department's technical vision</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Influence and contribute to the department's strategy and roadmap</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Support the growth of other engineers technically by mentoring, pairing, and developing other opportunities for education</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be externally recognized as a collaborative and credible subject matter expert for the broader team’s focus area</span></li>


<p><strong>What You’ll Need:</strong></p>


<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">15+ years of experience in engineering, with a preference for candidates with a mix of start-up and large-company experience&nbsp;</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Payments engineering domain expertise, especially experience with larger scale integrations (credit cards, financing, BNPL, applications)</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ecommerce or customer-facing technology experience on a high traffic website is also a huge plus</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hands-on experience driving software transformations within high-growth environments at scale&nbsp;</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experienced in architecting and building large-scale, cloud-based technology</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Excellent communication skills with demonstrated experience driving teams forward and ability to influence results</span></li>


<p><strong>Technology Requirements:</strong></p>


<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Exposure to cloud native technologies (GCP, AWS, Azure) at scale&nbsp;</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Distributed systems experience</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Data based technologies in the cloud</span></li>


<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is a hybrid role (3 days in office, 2 days at home) based out of our Boston, Berlin, Austin, Toronto, or Mountain View offices.&nbsp;</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For candidates based on PST or MST, this role may require flexible hours because of its cross-functional nature with Berlin and India based teams. </span></p><div class="content-conclusion"><p><strong>Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities</strong></p>

<p>Wayfair is fully committed to providing equal opportunities for all individuals, including individuals with disabilities. As part of this commitment, Wayfair will make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified individuals with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on business operations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, please let us know by completing our&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Accomodations for Applicants form</a>.</p>

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<p><strong>About Wayfair Inc.</strong><br>Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.</p>

<p>No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic.</p>

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