Principal Engineer Role

Bernie Miles, Head of Engineering, and Darach Ennis, Principal Engineer, discuss the role of principal engineer at Wayfair as well as the interesting challenges that accompany the position. 00:00 Intros 00:44 Why did Darach join Wayfair? 01:26 How would you describe event processing at Wayfair and why does Wayfair have…

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Jira (Projecthub) on Kubernetes

In the last decade, Wayfair relied heavily on its homegrown ticketing system for its Engineering, Product, and Operational needs. Starting Q1 2020, Wayfair decided to standardize on Projecthub (Atlassian Jira) thus enabling a range of powerful features, all unified under one single platform. Containerized Jira environment is a relatively fresh…

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What is Auxiliary Engineering?

If you work in software, this might sound familiar to you: an engineering team has been tasked with designing and building a large, highly visible product or system from the ground up. The team is mostly made up of newer engineers with less institutional knowledge, and the tech lead doesn’t…

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