Software Engineering Intern - Summer 2014

Company: Wayfair

General Information
  • Job Type: Internship
  • Location: Boston, MA

Wayfair is the largest online-only retailer of home furnishings and house wares in the United States. Our Engineering Team is looking for talented Summer 2014 Engineering Interns to help drive a number of complex technical projects. Projects span a variety of platform teams, including Storefront Development, Search & Recommendations (Big Data), Database Technologies, Mobile Development, Infrastructure Engineering, Web Performance, Internal Tools, and Operational Engineering.  Interns are given full end-to-end project ownership, along with assigned project mentors who serve as subject matter experts to ensure an impactful learning experience.
The Wayfair Engineering Internship Program:
The engineering internship program is our strongest recruitment channel leading to post-graduate full-time hires! 2014 will be our 3rd official internship program, after our highly successful Summer 2012 pilot class.  Some of the program highlights are:

  • Formalized training and "Lunch and Learns" from engineering leaders
  • REAL projects that tackle REAL business challenges! (not just busy work)
  • Project Demo Presentations, where interns present a final project to senior engineering leaders (including our co-founders)
  • Cross-departmental seminars with department leaders outside of engineering to educate interns about the business at large
  • Intern group outings (think:

What makes innovative, fast-paced Internet development at Wayfair different from traditional enterprise software development elsewhere?

  • You will be involved for the full project lifecycle – from concept to deployment – not just a step along the way.
  • You’ll work together with business leaders to brainstorm on how to solve the challenge at hand – not just take notes on decisions that have already been made.
  • You’ll take the first stab at coming up with the technical designs – not just be a code monkey for a more senior developer’s designs.
  • You’ll be exposed to the full spectrum of technologies involved, from the database to server-side business logic, to client-side user interface.
  • You’ll be surrounded by a world class team of some of the brightest Internet engineers around to help improve your designs and jumpstart your knowledge.
  • You’ll have easy access to upper management who WANT to hear your ideas for process and tools improvement.

Check out this video for a flavor of our engineering team: 

If you are a Sophomore or Junior who is excited to learn, there is no better place for you to do it. Wayfair is growing every day. 
About Wayfair:
Wayfair, founded in 2002, is the largest online-only retailer of home furnishings and house wares in the United States. Wayfair is privately held and has raised over $200 million from leading investors including Spark Capital, Battery Ventures, Great Hill Partners and HarbourVest Partners. The company owns and operates Wayfair, AllModern, and Joss & Main. Wayfair ended 2012 with over $600 million in revenue and currently employs over 1,200 employees in offices located in Boston (HQ), Utah (Customer Care & Distribution), Kentucky (Distribution), the U.K, Germany, Ireland and Australia.
Wayfair is #16 on the Forbes list of America’s Most Promising Companies, has previously been named Private Company of the Year by Mass Technology Leadership Council, and selected by as a Top Company To Work For and Top Company For Well Balanced Life. It's a great time to join and help build the next great ecommerce company!
Wayfair is located in the Back Bay section of Boston, MA.

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