Wayfair Careers

Senior Database Engineer (m/f)

Berlin, Germany
Engineering - Infrastructure

Job Description

Wayfair.com is a leader in the e-commerce space for all things home. The Data Technologies team is looking for smart, passionate and curious people who are excited to help us scale, support and administer our robust cross-datacenter database infrastructure. With the broad reach of the technologies we are using, you will have the opportunity to grow your network and skills by being exposed to new people and ideas who work on a diverse set of cutting-edge technologies. If you are the type of person who loves to shave off milliseconds from query execution plans and is interested in problems like replication, sharding, resiliency and scaling, we should talk. 

What the Data Technologies Team Does:

  • Technical Experts for MSSQL Server 
  • Drives best practices around use and troubleshooting across the engineering organization
  • Improves the management, deployment, capacity planning and uptime of customer facing mission critical systems through better monitoring tools and self-healing automation

What You Bring:

  • 7+ years hands on experience as a MSSQL Server DBA
  • Solid understanding of relational database design and concepts
  • An excellent grasp of HA & DR solutions available within SQL Server and experience implementing them (FCI, Log Shipping, Mirroring, Availability Groups, etc.)
  • Extensive experience in leading projects such as server migrations, version upgrades, and shared development environment refreshes
  • Strong understanding of database replication technologies
  • A deep understanding of performance tuning methodologies and experience optimizing server performance
  • Experience collecting, monitoring and analyzing systems performance data is a plus
  • Implement enhancements and updates to complex geo-distributed systems and processes
  • Hands-on installation and management of large, complex SQL Server database environments
  • Demonstrated use of Quality Improvement in daily operations
  • Development of database specifications and documentation and the design of database structure layouts (physical and logical)
  • Ability to provide Level III support and prompt resolution of Production issues

Other Traits We Look for:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-driven individuals looking to challenge and further develop their skills and subject matter expertise
  • An easy-going, positive, energetic attitude and sense of humor
  • An analytical, creative and innovative approach to solving problems
  • An interest in working hard and being challenged in a fast-paced environment while having fun

About Wayfair:

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 10 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes - from product discovery to final delivery.

Wayfair generated $5.2 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended March 31, 2018. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 8,700 people.

Requisition ID: 18238