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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
Engineering, Full Time    New York City (Rent the Runway HQ)    Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 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 an Associate Data Scientist, you will be responsible for shaping & managing the crucial data models that describe our business. You will be a force for the democratization of that data, creating rich reporting & empowering your stakeholders to make data-driven decisions. This role will support both acquisition & retention efforts across all channels & platforms including online & offline, paid & organic, on-site & in-app.

What Youll Do: 

  • Work with engineering to ensure we collect data required to support consumer business areas
  • Create scalable, reusable datasets with appropriate architecture using our complex data pipeline
  • Build dashboards to showcase & disseminate key insights throughout organization
  • Define & monitor KPIs in collaboration with the business
  • Partner with Data Scientists to streamline model development & performance reporting

About You:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Technology, Business or related fields; advanced degrees and/or specializations a plus
  • 1-2+ years of hands-on experience with big data; high proficiency using relational databases & writing queries in SQL (experience with dimension modeling is a plus!)
  • Experience with consumer and/or eCommerce data is highly preferred
  • Experience with business intelligence tools such as Tableau or Looker
  • Experience coding in statistical or scripting computer languages such as R & Python is a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with wide-range of audiences
  • Ability & to quickly ramp up on new tools/software
  • 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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