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Hadoop Big Data Systems Administrator

Boston, MA
Engineering - Infrastructure

Job Description

Wayfair.com is a leader in the e-commerce space for all things home. The Distributed Computing team is looking for smart, passionate and curious people who are excited to help us scale, support and engineering our distributed analytic and streaming 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 is fascinated by engineering extremely large and diverse unstructured data sets and if you are passionate about troubleshooting challenging technical problems that in-memory or on-disk batch processing bring along, we should talk. 

What the Distributed Computing team does:


  • Technical Experts for our petabyte-scale Hadoop ecosystem
  • 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


 About you:


  • 7+ years hands on experience as a Systems Engineer
  • 2+ years hands on experience with Hadoop ecosystem tools like YARN, HDFS, Hive, Sqoop
  • Demonstrated experience with scripting level languages like bash, perl, python
  • Familiarity with Java-based applications a plus
  • Solid understanding of systems performance data (collection, monitoring, analysis)
  • Working knowledge of enterprise level storage technologies
  • Passion for improving distributed systems, people and processes around you


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 sites includes:

  • Wayfair, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, your home for affordable modern design
  • DwellStudio, a design house with a decidedly modern vibe
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor


Wayfair generated $3.4 billion in net revenue for full year 2016. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 5,600 people. Wayfair was recently named “Mass TLC’s Company of the Year” and “Internet retailer of the year”. 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 ***

Wayfair does not accept unsolicited candidate referrals or resumes / CVs from third-party vendors, including recruitment agencies. Wayfair will not be responsible or liable for any fees or costs associated with such unsolicited submissions.

Requisition ID: 16857