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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
Engineering, Full Time    New York City (Rent the Runway HQ)    Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 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:

Our Infrastructure team is smart, pragmatic, & entrepreneurial.  We practice continuous improvements & process management techniques to put quality into everything we do. We cross-functionally service the Rent the Runway business & support multiple departments across IT, Engineering, Product, Security, Compliance & the Business.  

About the Job:

As a Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)  you will spearhead & manage our technology initiatives in the realm of infrastructure. You will be responsible for building & developing tooling, policies, & processes to build Rent The Runway to higher levels of scale, & performance. You will lead assigned projects, & be responsible for the overall delivery of these initiatives. Ultimately be tasked with maturing existing ways of site reliability..  

 What You'll Do:

  • We are currently starting our path towards migrating our infrastructure  to a multi-cloud tenancy. As a Senior Site Reliability Engineer you will be responsible for several technical deliverables, working together with our Staff Engineers & Architects.
  • You will be responsible for implementing new systems to enable our implementation of a multi-cloud environment.
  • You will pair up with other engineers & own medium to large size infrastructure projects end to end.
  • You will produce stellar technical specs & documentation.
  • You will participate in an on-call rotation, & will identify opportunities for reducing toil & avoiding technical debt to reduce support & operations load on the team.

About You:

  • 5+ years of experience in an SRE or DevOps role, preferably in a hybrid infrastructure & cloud environment - traditional Data Center / COLO with Cloud Platforms
  • You understand the architectural requirements of large scale, distributed, consumer facing applications.
  • Scripting proficiency essential. Java//Go proficiency is more of a bonus.
  • You have in-depth knowledge of Linux operating systems & have experience with hypervisors, Linux containers & orchestration managers
  • You have experience with a configuration management tool for automation & workflow development.
  • You are comfortable providing estimates or project ideas that will influence your teams roadmap.
  • You are a strong collaborator.
  • Your written communication is concise & clear.


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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