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Rent The Runway is a fashion company w/ tech soul giving users access to amazing luxury experiences.
Engineering, Full Time    New York City (Rent the Runway HQ)    Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019
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About Rent the Runway:

Recently named #9 on CNBCs Disruptor 50 list for 2018, Rent the Runway is transforming the $2.4 trillion global fashion industry by introducing clothing rental as a utility for women. We have pioneered the closet in the cloud & believe that every person globally will soon have a subscription to fashion. Since our launch in 2009, the company has raised more than $210 million from top-tier investors & built one of the most beloved brands on earth. We are proud to be a diverse, profitable, high-growth business, with 9 million loyal members who believe that rental is the future.

Our 1200+ employees have a revolutionary spirit that permeates our culture. Weve built proprietary technology, a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation, stores of the future, relationships with hundreds of fashion brands - & we are obsessed with continuing to redefine our customer experience.

We are also trying to revolutionize entrepreneurship itself - proving that diverse teams produce outsized impact. The Rent the Runway Foundation, which our two co-founders launched together in 2015, helps thousands of female entrepreneurs build & scale their own businesses with the mission of increasing the number of high growth women-led companies.

Position Overview:

We are looking for an experienced seniors systems or operations engineer who likes to collaborate with software engineers when solving problems at scale. You've supported large-scale production systems in the past & feel strongly about stability, high-availability, & uptime; you take a metrics & SLA based approach to everything. You're passionate about Linux systems & feel confident in your ability to tune everything from the boot loader to the TCP stack.

You're incredibly comfortable in scripting & automation; you love tools like Puppet or Ansible, but are clever enough to pull out the ultimate bash one-liner in a pinch. You might have experience racking & stacking in a data center, & if you do, you know how to translate that knowhow to cloud-based systems & networks. You're confident in your ability to deal with production issues, plan for the future, & help others learn how to do the same.


  • Establish, document & implement best practice architectures across dedicated & cloud infrastructure (VMWare/Rackspace & AWS)
  • Automating the creation of Infrastructure
  • Interacting with & supporting engineering teams
  • Troubleshooting & resolution of production issues
  • Monitoring & review of logs for anomalous behavior & security concerns
  • Document, develop, & improve operational practices & procedures
  • General Linux & Network Administration
  • Measuring capacity & performance trends to determine long-term Infrastructure needs.
  • Participating in a 24/7 on-call support in a rotation
  • Continually optimizing & evolving our server configuration, network & security architecture

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Min. BS Computer Science or equivalent
  • (5+ years) of Linux (CentOS, Debian and/or RedHat) architecture, deployment, administration, networking, performance monitoring/tuning, security hardening, troubleshooting & production operations
  • Working knowledge of System Monitoring tools: Nagios, Icinga, NewRelic, Splunk
  • Experience with packet sniffing applications (Snort, Wireshark, Netmon, etc)
  • Architecting & administering services on AWS (VPC, EC2, S3, CloudWatch, ECS)
  • Experience with F5 BIG-IP Load Balancers
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, LDAP solid understanding of network security concepts
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Puppet, Ansible or Chef
  • Experience implementing & maintaining disaster recovery strategies
  • Understanding of Content Delivery Network operations (Akamai, CloudFront)
  • Source Control (Git, Bitbucket)
  • Continuous Integration (Jenkins, Bamboo)
  • Strong troubleshooting & problem resolution skills
  • Container Concepts (LXD, Docker)
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment
  • Security: WAF, Iptables, IDS/IPS, reverse proxies, SIEM
  • Package creation & software repository management
  • Experience in regulated environments (e.g. PCI, SOX) & ITIL
  • Significant experience with the configuration & management of the following software: Apache 2 (httpd), NGINX, MySQL, BIND, RabbitMQ including performance tuning
  • Experience with Terraform or CloudFormation
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