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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
Engineering, Full Time    New York City (Rent the Runway HQ)    Posted: Thursday, August 13, 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 Team:

Data is core to our growing business & has been ingrained in the company's DNA since its founding. The Consumer Analytics team is part of the Data Science engine that powers our data-driven culture. We extract meaning from RTRs many, rich customer interactions & partner with decision makers in Growth, Product, Marketing, & Finance to turn insights into actions. Our team of well-rounded data scientists manages data models, defines & analyzes performance metrics, builds reporting, runs A/B experiments, & develops statistical models.

About the Job:

As a Data Scientist on the Consumer Analytics team, you will collaborate with cross-functional partners on a wide range of complex problems. Youll use data to help grow & evolve the rental products that exist today & your insights will help shape the company roadmap. Youll be responsible for driving insights that support decision-making in the consumer space. This role will support both acquisition & retention efforts across all channels & platforms including online & offline, paid & organic, on-site & in-app.


  • Apply expertise in quantitative analysis to see beyond the numbers & extract actionable insights on how our customers use our different services & derive value
  • Build statistical models that describe & predict user behavior
  • Frame up & administer A/B tests & experiments aimed at improving KPI performance (conversions, churn, etc.)
  • Design & evaluate experiments that impact user behavior. Diagnose & communicate root causes of changes in user behavior metrics
  • Develop a keen understanding of how our acquisition strategies impact loyalty & how we should allocate our resources or evolve the product as a result
  • Build dashboards to showcase & disseminate key insights throughout organization
  • Create reusable datasets with appropriate architecture using our complex data pipeline
  • Partner with the business & engineering to ensure that we are collecting appropriate data & are utilizing the appropriate frameworks to analyze our performance


  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Technology, Business or related fields; advanced degrees and/or specializations a plus
  • 3-5+ years experience with emphasis on statistical analysis (designing & conducting experiments, performing quantitative analyses, testing scientific hypotheses, etc.)
  • Experience coding in statistical or scripting computer languages such as Python or R
  • High proficiency using relational databases & writing queries in SQL
  • Experience with consumer, subscription, and/or eCommerce data is highly preferred
  • Experience with business intelligence tools such as Tableau or Looker
  • Track record of building strong relationships with cross-functional partners
  • Ability to communicate effectively with wide-range of audiences
  • Ability to quickly learn new tools & data analysis methods
  • Passion for data & its fundamental ability to create value
  • Extremely curious & excited to dive into complex problems


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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