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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
Engineering, Full Time    New York City (Rent the Runway HQ)    Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
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About Us:

At Rent the Runway, our mission is to make women feel empowered & self-confident every single day by combining best in class technology, logistics, & customer service. Since our launch in 2009, weve developed proprietary technology, a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation, stores of the future, a viral brand, relationships with hundreds of fashion designers - & we are passionate about continuing to innovate our customer experience. We have pioneered the closet in the cloud & believe that every person globally will soon have a subscription to fashion. We are proud to be both a profitable & fast-growing business, with 11 million members of our community who believe that rental is the future.

About our Team:

Our engineering team works on technically challenging 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.

Our engineering team is 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:

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Customer Data team, you will work with a passionate group of engineers focused on the mission of managing our customer data in a secure, compliant manner to better enable access & use by other teams.  You will help revamp our internal APIs, restructure the architecture of our microservices, & finetune service calls for optimal performance.

What You'll Do:

  • Analyze, design & implement software solutions for Customer Data systems with a goal of mitigating privacy vulnerabilities & preventing potential future privacy risks
  • Improve our underlying microservice architecture to optimize load times & improve developer efficiency 
  • Continuously contribute to privacy, security, & legal initiatives to address privacy concerns, mitigate risk, & encourage a culture of privacy
  • Assist in the planning & execution in migrating our services to the cloud
  • Participate in all aspects of agile software development including design, implementation, & deployment
  • Collaborate with engineers & other teams to define project features & brainstorm ideas 
  • Work with business & technical stakeholders to identify software solutions to business challenges
  • Write clean, testable, & efficient code
  • Provide mentorship to junior engineers & lead by example 

 About You:

  • 5 + years of professional full stack development experience & a high level of comfort with Javascript/React/Redux/Java/Linux/MySQL/MongoDB/SQL. 
  • Past experience building performant web applications at scale
  • An obsession with optimizing applications for speed & performance
  • Experience with distributed system performance analysis & optimization
  • A passion for bringing great products into our world through collaboration & ingenuity
  • Knowledge of various types of data stores, & their pros-and-cons
  • Ability to understand, diagnose, & effectively articulate technical challenges & solutions
  • Ability to handle ambiguous problems & make the tradeoffs without compromising quality
  • Experience in modern frameworks & design patterns (MVC, REST, React, Redux)
  • Ability to understand, diagnose, & effectively articulate technical challenges & solutions
  • Ability to handle ambiguous problems & make the tradeoffs without compromising quality


At Rent the Runway, were committed to the happiness & well-being of our employees & aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal & professional growth. We have a competitive benefits package on offer for all our Ireland based employees which reflects our ethos & culture. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Generous Paid Time Off including annual leave, 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 care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first & weve got you covered.
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