Senior Software Engineer, Customer Experience

| Greater NYC Area
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About Us:

Rent the Runway (RTR) is transforming the way we get dressed by pioneering the world’s first Closet in the Cloud. Founded in 2009, RTR has disrupted the $2.4 trillion fashion industry by inspiring women with a more joyful, sustainable and financially-savvy way to feel their best every day. As the ultimate destination for circular fashion, the brand now offers infinite points of access to its shared closet via a fully customizable subscription to fashion, one-time rental or ownership. RTR offers designer apparel, accessories and home decor from 700+ brand partners and has built in-house proprietary technology and a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO and Co-Founder Jennifer Hyman’s leadership, RTR has been named to CNBC’s “Disruptor 50” five times in ten years, and has been placed on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list multiple times, while Hyman herself has been named to the “TIME 100” most influential people in the world and as one of People magazine’s “Women Changing the World.”

About our Team:

Our engineering organization works across many areas - from our custom logistics management system to our user-facing products on web and iOS. Our consumer team is dedicated to providing technical solutions to our customers’ needs: all while maintaining quality, scalability, and engineering rigor.

The Buying and Renting Experience team is a cross-functional group of engineers spanning back-end, web, iOS, and quality. We use scrum and agile methodologies to plan, and peer code reviews and pair programming to collaborate. We strive for quality of work with thorough testing and a measured approach. 

About the Job:

As a Full Stack Engineer on the Buying and Renting Experience team, you will work closely with a group of enthusiastic engineers who focus on products to make our customers happy. You will work on user-facing products that help users across their whole journey - from product discovery to purchasing items on our site.

What You'll Do:

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

 About You:

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

Benefits:

At Rent the Runway, we’re committed to the wellbeing of our employees, and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth. Our inclusive benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, and family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves and 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, and have some fun!
  • Exclusive employee subscription and rental discounts -  to ensure you experience the magic of renting the runway (and give us valued feedback!).
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA and dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first and we’ve got you covered.
  • 401k match - an investment in your future.
  • Company wide events and outings - our team spirit is no joke - we know how to have fun!
  • Flexibility Policy - when our corporate employees return to the office post COVID they will have the option to work remotely 2-3 days a week. 

Rent the Runway is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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Location

345 Hudson Street , New York , NY 10014

What are Rent the Runway Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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