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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
New York City (Rent the Runway HQ)    Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020
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About Us:

Rent the Runway is transforming the way modern women get dressed & disrupting the $2.4 trillion global fashion industry by enabling women to rent, versus buy, clothing. Founded in 2009 with a vision to build the worlds first living closet, RTR believes that women everywhere will soon have a subscription to fashion. Rent the Runway has pioneered a new industry by transforming the traditional model of clothing consumption, making apparel rental an indispensable utility while also powering women to feel their best every day. RTR offers apparel, accessories & home decor from over 700 designer partners & has built in-house proprietary technology & a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO & Co-Founder Jennifer Hymans leadership, Rent the Runway has been named to CNBCs Disruptor 50 five times in ten years, & has been placed on Fast Companys Most Innovative Companies list multiple times.

About the Role:

Reporting into the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) you will oversee the continued design, build, & deployment of a next-generation multi-pronged IT, Security & Compliance departments.  

What Youll Do:

  • Lead the on-going strategy, planning, development , implementation, & maintenance of our IT engineering & security road maps
  • Ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, & availability of the data residing on or transmitted through enterprise applications, workstations, servers, databases & other systems.
  • Engaging with & influencing the development of applications that run the RTR ecommerce, warehouse, & core business.
  • Building IT & Application Security requirements by evaluating business strategies & needs, researching information security standards, conducting system security & vulnerability analyses & risk assessments, studying architectures/platforms, identifying integration issues, & preparing cost estimates etc.
  • Planning for IS applications & systems by evaluating every layer of off custom & off the shelf applications, networks & security technologies
  • Leading and/or contributing to the creation & maintenance of the enterprises Information Security & Compliance documents (policies, standards, guidelines & procedures)
  • Supervising the design & execution of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, & security audits
  • Performing assessments of Enterprise Security programs & making strategic recommendations & priority recommendations related to improvements
  • Preparing for & presenting at Executive Leadership Meetings
  • Engaging in ongoing communications with peers in Application Engineering, Information Technology & the various business stakeholders to ensure enterprise wide continuity
  • Managing relationships with third party service providers, including negotiation of contracts/vendors & evaluation of third-party risk related to privacy & Information Security practices.
  • Ensuring a robust governance process for deploying information security technologies & processes, including integration of legal, regulatory, & local organizational requirements
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of the IT & Security industry, including awareness of innovative information security solutions/processes, emerging standards, & new threat vectors by reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, & participating in professional organizations 

About You:

  • 5+ years of demonstrated Information Security experience
  • 5+ years in a consumer focused technology company
  • 10+ years of leadership & management experience
  • Bachelors and/or Masters degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Engineering, Technology or a related technical field
  • Demonstrated experience in enterprise solutions & implementation of technology & process solutions to reduce the potential risk of data compromise & network viability
  • A demonstrated ability to integrate various information security, application, network & data protection technologies & controls into solutions to mitigate risk
  • Significant experience in information and/or network security, including hands on experience in security systems (e.g. firewalls, intrusion detection systems, endpoint software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, etc.)
  • Proven working experience in building & maintaining enterprise security programs & IT infrastructure 
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering comprehensive solutions to complex security issues on a global scale
  • Nice to have : CISSP or similar information security certificate (e.g. CRISC, CISA, CEH, CISM)


At Rent the Runway, were committed to the happiness & wellbeing of our employees, & aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal & professional growth. Our benefits include, but are not limited to: 

  • Generous Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, & family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves & their family.
  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program  - because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention. 
  • Paid Sabbatical after 5 years of continuous service - Unplug, recharge, & have some fun!
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA & dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first & weve got you covered.
  • Industry leading 401k match - an investment in your future. 
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