AUSTIN, Texas — Home goods e-commerce company Wayfair on Wednesday announced that it will be opening three new engineering offices and hiring 1,000 people later this year. One of those offices will be in Austin, offering up 200 new engineering jobs.
This marks the first time the company will have a corporate presence outside of its global headquarters in Boston and Berlin.
"Our team of more than 3,000 engineers and data scientists have built the preeminent e-commerce platform for the home category, and this expansion will allow us to continue to build cutting-edge solutions for our customers and suppliers, from homegrown machine learning and data science to next-generation merchandising, logistics innovations and more," a spokesperson for the company said.
In the past year, Wayfair says its revenue has grown 54% to more than $14 billion, as more people have been shopping for items to make their homes more comfortable during the pandemic.
"Thanks to years of long-term investments, especially in our tech stack and engineering talent, we were in a position to meet the increased demand in 2020 and beyond," the spokesperson said. "Now, we’re looking forward to our engineering team joining the Austin community as we continue our aggressive growth plans."
The other new locations will be in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the city of Toronto, Ontario.
“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,” added Jim Miller, chief technology officer at Wayfair. “We’re thrilled to expand our global talent footprint to Austin, Toronto and the San Francisco Bay Area as we continue to evolve our team to support the incredible growth of the business.”
Additionally, Wayfair also plans to continue hiring for engineering and data science positions in Boston and Berlin. The company currently employs more than 3,000 engineers and data scientists.
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