At Wayfair, students and recent graduates get the chance to explore their potential outside the classroom and take the lead on distinct high-impact projects. Whether they want to gain new skills or build upon existing talents, we’ll give the support, experience and freedom they need to build exciting careers.
Why start your career at Wayfair?
We offer students and graduates the chance to learn new skills and build upon existing ones, whether it’s through technological training or a course on communication and negotiation.
From day one, you’ll take the lead on distinct high-impact projects and drive results. Wayfair believes in giving all employees the autonomy to innovate, build and fix quickly.
What better way to grow than by working side by side with people of all backgrounds and experience levels? At Wayfair, we make it easy for you to get to know your coworkers, and we’ll provide you with as many formal and informal mentoring opportunities as possible.
Find Your Next Opportunity
Our six-month internship programme is designed to help you understand what working as a full-time employee is like. You’ll be assigned real projects, work with your team and contribute directly to your team’s goals and objectives. We hire interns year-round and are open to student and graduate applicants from bachelor’s and master’s programmes.
As a working student, you will be working part-time on a dedicated team while pursuing your studies. You’ll gain experience and insight into your team’s day-to-day responsibilities while supporting them in achieving their goals. You must be enrolled full-time at a university and available to work 16–20 hours per week. We hire working students year-round for our locations in Germany.
No matter what role or tenure, interviews consist of behavioural questions and scenario-based questions. Behavioural questions are specifically-designed questions inspired by the core pillars against which all Wayfair employees are assessed: We Drive Results, We Win Together, and We Are Always Improving. Scenario-based questions are used to assess how candidates might operate in a real-world setting. Here are some tips to help you prepare!
Today, many companies rely heavily on third-party event tracking platforms for collecting event data. Perhaps the most well-known of these is Google Analytics. However, at Wayfair, we chose to go another route, largely eschewing the third-party vendor model to develop our own first-party event tracking platform. It’s called Scribe.
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On May 2nd, I had the pleasure to speak on a panel at the Global Conference put on by the Milken Institute. The topic was something that Wayfairians are intimately familiar with—“Retail's New Reality: Technology, Innovation, and Consumer Behavior.”
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Wayfair is proud to share that our second annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) report is now available. This report takes a thorough and data-driven look at the current state of DEI at our organization, the advancements we’ve made since last year’s report, and the areas where progress still needs to be made.
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When I first started learning about web development, I discovered an instant infatuation with design. I would scroll endlessly through Dribble, thinking that everything on there felt perfect and was in an untouchable realm of its own – one I didn’t feel worthy of entering. I think that’s in part why I was drawn to web development – I wanted to be in the presence of designers and get to touch those (seemingly) infallible creations they produced. My curiosity for both development and design eventually led me down a path of learning and self-discovery, a path which brought me to my current role as a creative technologist. If that name is new to you (or perhaps sounds like what programmers in the 1940s were called), I’m right there with you! I’m still getting used to it and discovering what the role is myself, so come along and I’ll share what I’ve uncovered in these dark and inky corridors!
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I recently had the honor of speaking at EmTech Digital, MIT Technology Review’s signature conference on artificial intelligence (AI) and business leadership. This isn’t my first time speaking at the conference, but it is my first time doing it in person.
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A few years back, Wayfair jumped into the microservices revolution feet-first. The results were dramatic. We had tons of activity—hundreds of Wayfair teams launched thousands of microservices. It was great to see so much enthusiasm for microservices, but it came at a cost. We had a lot of confusion about infrastructure permissions: for any given infrastructure resource, who was authorized to manage that resource?
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Have you considered contributing to open-source software but were not sure what the work entails? Maybe you heard some people even get paid to work on open source and are curious about where to begin. A good first step is to understand the common challenges and pitfalls that come with open-sourcing a new library, so you can avoid them. Come join me and the rest of the Dynamic Services team on our journey...to open source!
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As a technology company, Wayfair encourages all team members to roll up their sleeves and innovate. We take immense pride in how our work impacts customers and contributes to the business’s success. We also derive great satisfaction when a team member is recognized by the larger technology community.
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Suppliers are an integral part of Wayfair, and providing them with real-time and high-quality data with flexibility is important for our mission. Today I’m going to highlight two specific areas: how Wayfair is leveraging real-time data to provide suppliers with up-to-date sales information and how our team has tackled some of the problems that emerged along the journey.
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