Software Engineer - Wayfair - Return to Work Program

Job Locations US-TX-Austin
Return-to-Work Program


Making a decision to return to work can be exciting and scary all at the same time. We get it 100% - many of us at reacHIRE are returners, too!!  And, we believe meaningful relationships formed along the way back to work should be built on communication and trust. Which is why our team of Program Managers are here to listen to your unique story and help you take the best next steps toward your next opportunity. We are excited to partner with Wayfair for a 6-month return-to-work program starting in January 2023. 


If you are a professional returning to work after a career break of greater than 1 year or if you've worked in part time or independent contractor roles, this could be the perfect opportunity! reacHIRE is invested in helping professionals return with confidence; providing the resources and support needed via Program Managers who will help guide and navigate the entire process alongside you. 


We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting amazing Returners, so please don’t hesitate to apply - we’d love to hear from you.



The WDN Software Engineering group builds systems that scale beyond their high growth rate. With over 15 agile teams with strong Logistics and Operations fundamentals working across their Boston and Berlin offices, Wayfair’s teams build a variety of applications including user facing mobile apps to drive in-building and on-road execution, algorithmic order routing and cost optimization, and many more! 

While software is a big part of what they do, the broader group operates as one team composed 

of multiple functional experts across Software, Product, Physical Operations, Industrial Engineering, and other disciplines. They strive to deliver a world-class experience to customers and field associates so that everyone can live in a home they love


What You’ll Contribute Day-to-Day:

  • Over time, become a technical leader within the teams you work with 
  • Help to drive high impact architectural decisions and hands-on development, including inception, design, execution, and delivery following good design and coding practices 
  • Maintain a focus on production readiness for the team including testing, monitoring, deployment, documentation and proactive troubleshooting
  • Identify risks and gaps in technical approaches and propose solutions to meet team and project goals 
  • Influence and contribute to the team's strategy and roadmap


You’ll Be a Great Fit If You:

  • Are experienced in architecting and building large-scale, cloud-based and event-driven systems across various projects 
  • Have several years of experience with multiple programming languages, Java and/or Python strongly preferred, Kotlin & PHP also acceptable 
  • Possess a deep understanding of system design, data structures, and algorithms 
  • Have proven successes in mentoring engineers to improve standards and reduce defects in dynamic environments 
  • Have the capability to collaborate across the wider organization, influence even without direct authority with an inclusive, adaptable and persuasive communication style 
  • Have a track record of delivering in increments and learning as you go

About reacHIRE

How are reacHIRE’s programs unique?

reacHIRE is changing the trajectory for individuals in the workplace by partnering with forward-thinking companies. reacHIRE believes a career break shouldn't be a career breaker. At the end of the program, you may be eligible for full-time or extended contracting work, but it is not guaranteed. Either way, you’ll become part of the reacHIRE team, join with a cohort of fellow Returners, and we will provide 360-degree support via Aurora, along with a dedicated Program Manager to ensure your success every step of your journey back to work!


Our return-to-work program participants come from all walks of life, and so do we. At reacHIRE, the sum of our individual differences, life experiences, and self-expression is what makes us great. Be you and reach higher!


Please note:

  • reacHIRE will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments in order to complete the application or interview process. For assistance with your application please contact: Sarah White at
  • reacHIRE is unable to sponsor program participants for the duration of our return-to-work programs.


What’s great about working at Wayfair?

Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, they are reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through their commitment to industry leading technology and creative problem-solving, Wayfair is confident that they will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you're looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you'll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking. 

No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. A community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate differences, and know that unique perspectives make them stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. They value and rely on the collective voices of their employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide them as they build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That's why Wayfair is  proud to be an equal opportunity employer. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information. 


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