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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
Engineering, Full Time    Brooklyn, NY (Rent the Runway HQ)    Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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About Us:

Rent the Runway is transforming the way modern women get dressed & disrupting the $2.4 trillion fashion industry by pioneering dynamic ownership & enabling women to rent, subscribe to & purchase secondhand 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. By creating a new model of dynamic ownership rooted in sustainability, RTR has made 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 Team:

Our Membership Engineering team sits within our Consumer Engineering team. We are smart, pragmatic, & entrepreneurial. We practice continuous integration & test-driven development, engage in constant peer code reviews & pair programming, & work hard to give back to the software community through open-source contributions.  

About the Job:

At Rent the Runway, you will architect, design, develop, deploy & operate iOS applications that are used daily by our passionate members. Youll be the technical overseer for a department, contributing hands-on in a team, while guiding technical projects spanning multiple teams. We are looking for someone who can drive development & delivery, architecture & evangelize best practices in mobile. We believe that every person deserves a Cinderella experience, whether they are a first time user or monthly subscriber. Many of our millions of members have used Rent the Runway for the most important events in their lives, & in the process, we are changing the meaning of ownership & revolutionizing retail.  

What You'll Do:

  • Drive technical projects to success & provide direction in a fast-paced, startup environment
  • Take responsibility for the overall planning, execution & success of our Mobile Strategic initiatives
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams across Engineering, Product, Analytics, Marketing, Creative, & Design
  • Contribute technically to projects by being a hands-on coder & removing roadblocks
  • Guide prioritization efforts, contribute to future roadmaps, & provide mentorship to others
  • Drive continuous improvement for the release process 
  • Deeply care about the happiness & careers of others

About You:

  • You have a BA/BS in Computer Science, related degree, or equivalent practical experience
  • You have extensive professional experience in software development, working on robust, complex systems that serve a high volume of users
  • You have a hands-on technical leadership and/or people management experience
  • You have at least 4 years of professional experience building iOS applications using Objective-C & Swift
  • You have a strong command of algorithms, data structures, & best practices
  • You have a passion for bringing great products into our world through collaboration & ingenuity
  • You have a solid understanding & previous experience with distributed system performance analysis & optimization
  • Youre able to understand, diagnose, & effectively articulate technical obstacles & solutions
  • Youre able to handle ambiguous problems & make the tradeoffs without compromising quality 


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 inclusive 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!
  • 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.
  • Industry leading 401k match - an investment in your future.
  • Company wide events & outings - our team spirit is no joke - we know how to have fun!
  • Flexibility Policy - when our corporate employees return to the office post COVID they will have the option to work remotely 2-3 days a week. 

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 servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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