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Wayfair announces Austin expansion, opening 200 jobs

Wayfair is expanding from Boston to Austin and two other cities. (Whoisjohngalt/CC)

In search of the talent living here in the capital city, online home goods shopping platform giant Wayfair is expanding beyond its Boston roots and opening three news offices in Toronto, the Bay Area and Austin.

According to a statement from Wayfair, the offices are expected to open "within the next year." This will be the first time the company has ventured outside headquarters in Boston and Berlin.

The new offices will open 1,000 jobs total over time, which will provide around 200 initial jobs for Austinites. Roles like software engineers, infrastructure engineers, product managers, data scientists, analysts and experience designers are all on the table.

The company already has 15 jobs listed, including executive assistant and product manager, for the Austin office. Wayfair representatives said they chose Austin for the surrounding tech sphere.

"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," Chief technology officer Jim Miller said. "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."

Wayfair has grown during the pandemic, hitting an initial dip in March 2020 with a single share cost around $27, before skyrocketing as people sought to make their homes more comfortable. Now, a share will set you back $318.50.


You can browse open positions here.


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