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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
Engineering, Full Time    New York City (Rent the Runway HQ)    Posted: Thursday, June 18, 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 the Team:

The Operations Technology team is responsible for creating, enhancing, & supporting our proprietary solutions to unique business problems. The team consists of multiple groups of highly motivated, creative, & technically savvy engineers, testers, & product owners. These groups are responsible for end to end ownership of the products that fuel our round-the-clock warehouse operations with exact focus on reliability, resilience & scalability.

About the Role:

We are looking for a software engineer with server-side development experience to work on our core RESTful services. Our engineering team uses a service-oriented architecture to power our mobile app, our website, & our warehouse technology. In this role you will work on both new product features & technical infrastructure as we believe in building for the future to enable performance & scaling. Youll be part of the team that owns our rapidly evolving transportation management system, & with it our customer promise.

What Youll Do:

  • Participate in all aspects of agile software development including design, implementation, & deployment
  • Develop clean, testable, scalable systems using Java, Dropwizard, RabbitMQ, MySQL, Splunk, React, SignalFx & a variety of other open-source technologies
  • Deliver software on a sustainable schedule that keeps work-life balance in mind
  • Find architectural improvements to enable rapid growth in traffic & order volumes
  • Work with business stakeholders to identify software solutions to business challenges
  • Mentor & learn from your teammates & foster an inclusive, empowering team dynamic

About You:

  • Degree in computer science, software engineering or 4+ years of programming experience with OOP concepts & design patterns using Java & Javascript (React)
  • Experience integrating 3rd party public APIs
  • Youve shipped multiple large software projects & learned from the experiences
  • Able to learn new tools & technologies quickly
  • Experience working as part of a team software development effort
  • Ability to manage your time & juggle competing priorities
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Extensive Java chops or any prior Dropwizard, RabbitMQ, MySQL, React are a plus
  • Curious, has a sense of humor


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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