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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
 
Engineering, Full Time    Brooklyn, NY (Rent the Runway HQ)    Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2021
 
   
 
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About Us:

Rent the Runway (RTR)  is transforming the way we get dressed by pioneering the worlds first Closet in the Cloud. Founded in 2009, RTR has disrupted the $2.4 trillion fashion industry by inspiring women with a more joyful, sustainable & financially-savvy way to feel their best every day. As the ultimate destination for circular fashion, the brand now offers infinite points of access to its shared closet via a fully customizable subscription to fashion, one-time rental or ownership. RTR offers designer apparel, accessories & home decor from 700+ brand partners & has built in-house proprietary technology & a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO & Co-Founder Jennifer Hymans leadership, RTR has been named to CNBCs Disruptor 50 five times in ten years, & has been placed on Fast Companys Most Innovative Companies list multiple times, while Hyman herself has been named to the TIME 100 most influential people in the world & as one of People magazines Women Changing the World.

About the Team:

Our Consumer Engineering team works on product-oriented problems across the boundaries of e-commerce, mobile, analytics & shipping/fulfillment. The backbone of our business is our custom logistics management system, which gives us the crucial ability to deliver the right product to the right user at the right time - a simple goal with a complex solution. We use data, engineering & algorithms to create a personalized website & an adaptive supply chain to fulfill our commitment to an amazing customer experience.

About the Job:

As a Back End to Full Stack Engineer at Rent the Runway, you are someone who prioritizes creativity & user experience alongside great code & curiosity. Your opinions on architecture & design are informed by your experience building applications supporting large user bases. You will work in a cross functional pod of Engineers, Product Managers, & Designers to create UI components for our loyal member community. 

 What You'll Do:

  • Participate in all aspects of agile software development including design, implementation, & deployment
  • Collaborate with designers & other teams to refine product features & brainstorm ideas
  • Work with business stakeholders to identify software solutions to business challenges
  • Write clean, testable, & efficient code

 About You:

  • You have 5 + years of professional full stack development experience & a high level of comfort with Javascript/React/Redux/Java/Linux/MySQL/MongoDB/SQL. 
  • You have previous experience building performant web applications at scale
  • You have experience with distributed system performance analysis & optimisation
  • You have experience in modern frameworks & design patterns (MVC, REST, Swagger/OpenAPI)
  • You have a passion for bringing great products into our world through collaboration & ingenuity
  • You're able to understand, diagnose, & effectively articulate technical challenges & solutions
  • You're able to handle ambiguous problems & make the tradeoffs without compromising quality
  • You have a strong command of best practices, design patterns, & system architecture tradeoffs
  • You have knowledge of various types of data stores, & their pros-and-cons

Benefits:

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

  • 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!
  • Exclusive employee subscription & rental discounts -  to ensure you experience the magic of renting the runway (and give us valued feedback!).
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA & dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first & weve got you covered.
  • 401k match - an investment in your future.
  • Company wide events & outings - our team spirit is no joke - we know how to have fun!
  • Hybrid Work - when our corporate employees return to the office post COVID they will have the option to work remotely 2-3 days a week, in accordance with Company policies. 

Rent the Runway is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 & over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing & characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

 

 
 
 
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