Job Vacancy Senior Software Engineering Manager, GraphQL Wayfair

Job title: Senior Software Engineering Manager, GraphQL

Company: Wayfair

Job description: Wayfair is a leader in the e-commerce space for all things home. We live and breathe modern technologies. We’re looking for smart, innovative thinkers who can produce and advocate for scalable designs of our federated GraphQL infrastructure and tooling. We are as much concerned about thought leadership, community involvement, and the ever-changing landscape as we are with senior technical skills!

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineering Manager to head the GraphQL Engineering team, take cross-functional ownership of its roadmap, drive its capabilities and platform, and create significant business outcomes.

As a senior leader, you’ll have a multitude of opportunities to flex your strengths, as well as learn new things as we reinvent the future of our existing GraphQL design and implementation. The GraphQL team is responsible for building out the design, tooling, and best practices that will enable our thousands of engineers to build robust, scalable, and performant graph endpoints to the delight of our customers and millions of daily requests.

What You’ll Do

  • Given a vision, can build a strategy, execute, deliver and operate large-scale systems
  • Help build systems that are high quality, with effective system boundaries; APIs that are easily discoverable and are used by other teams; and well-defined, visible SLIs and SLOs
  • Integrate technical and business roadmaps and define vision to continuously drive the most value for the business
  • Accountable for teams’ output and ensures deliverables are on time and of high quality, with measurable outcomes
  • Use data and clear documentation to describe the value and details of significant technology investments. Adjusts message and level of detail to fit the audience and build consensus
  • Identify gaps in the extended team and coaches the managers of those teams to properly support/grow their organizations
  • Be accountable for the effectiveness, engagement, and morale of their organization by raising awareness of and striving to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion on their teams and across the department. Proactively take steps to measure and improve each of these aspects.
  • Identify performance issues in teams early and resolve them quickly through stretch development plans, structured development plans, performance management plans, and separation from the company, as appropriate. Set clear standards to guide performance management. Take a driving role as necessary to teach and support direct/indirect reports new to performance management
  • Work to raise the profile of Wayfair as a tech shop through writing, speaking, and sponsoring open-source projects
  • Play a key role in developing and driving a multi-year technology and organizational strategy for critical areas of business that span multiple systems and teams and increase the leverage of engineers at Wayfair
  • Continuously learn to stay up to date with the company and industry trends, spread that knowledge, and applies it towards building better teams and systems
  • Act as an organization-wide go-to and mentor for peers and engineers alike.

What You’ll Need

  • 10+ years of engineering management experience with at least 7+ years of software development experience
  • Demonstrated history of implementing and managing large-scale distributed systems
  • Proven and successful experience building and shipping decoupled technical platforms
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and project management skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse, talented team
  • Depth with customer-facing solutions.

Nice to Have

  • Experience in identifying and navigating organizational changes, a keen interest in the latest trends in engineering and leadership
  • Experience working with one of the large public clouds (AWS, Azure, GCP)

Expected salary:

Location: San Francisco, CA

Job date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 05:00:15 GMT

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