Online home décor and furniture retailer Wayfair plans to open three new engineering sites, in the San Francisco Bay Area, Austin, Texas and Toronto, hiring approximately 1,000 technologists globally over the next year. This marks the first time Wayfair is expanding its engineering footprint to locations outside of its technology hubs in Boston and Berlin.
“As Wayfair further solidifies its position as the leader in home, we are excited to open a new chapter as an engineering organization with three new office locations that will help accelerate our ambitious tech agenda,” said Jim Miller, CTO of Wayfair in a statement.
Over the next year, Wayfair will hire for up to 200 positions at each new Wayfair engineering site. Positions will include software engineers, infrastructure engineers, product managers, experience designers, analysts and data scientists. The company also plans to continue hiring engineering and data science talent across its global headquarters in Boston and its European headquarters in Berlin. Wayfair currently employs more than 3,000 engineers and data scientists.
The engineering and technology talent is expected to drive a wide range of solutions, including machine learning and data science techniques that help with product search, next-generation merchandising and platforms that enable suppliers to reach consumers more effectively, according to a release.