Senior Software Engineer

| 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 the Team:Our Engineering team is smart, pragmatic, and entrepreneurial.  We practice continuous integration & test-driven development, engage in constant peer code reviews & pair programming, and work hard to give back to the software community through open-source contributions.The Consumer Platform team is being newly formed to improve, own and extend core services and applications in the consumer engineering area, including but not limited to: Our internal API gateway, our front end services, and our internal CMS. This team will collaborate with and provide tools to other teams in the Consumer Engineering teams, including teams responsible for the browsing experience, membership state, retention and growth among others. About the job: Senior Engineers joining our team will need to be experienced with developing services and applications in a distributed environment, able to lead through example and have the ability to make difficult decisions with well articulated reasoning. While working within an agile team, the expectation is that they are able to work autonomously when necessarily, provide mentorship to others, and drive continuous improvement of our platform and practices.As a Senior Software Engineer on our Consumer Platform team, you will work with a passionate group of engineers to improve the scale and performance of our main customer site and its underlying systems. You’ll help revamp our public APIs, restructure our site architecture, and fine-tune service calls for optimal performance. We are at an important inflection point in the growth of RTR’s engineering practice and platform, and we are looking for experienced, senior engineers who have a desire to take a great product and bring it to the next level of scalability and performance. Our focus will be unlocking engineering velocity across the Consumer organization as well as finding opportunities to improve performance for our customers. What You'll Do:
  • As a senior and experienced engineer, you will help lead the team in decision making and prioritization against our company and team OKRs. 
  • Improve our frontend and underlying site infrastructure to optimize load times and improve developer velocity across our feature teams. 
  • Provide technical leadership and insight based on your skills and experience to improve scalability and performance in our Consumer architecture
  • Architect efficient and reusable front-end systems that drive complex web applications
  • Build UI components and systems to be used by our product engineers
  • Assist in the planning and execution in migrating our Consumer services to the cloud. 
  • Participate in all aspects of agile software development including design, implementation, and deployment
  • Write clean, testable, and efficient code
  • Provide mentorship to junior engineers and lead by example 
About you:
  • You have a BS in Computer Science, a related degree, or equivalent practical experience
  • You have significant professional experience with  Javascript/React/Redux/Java/Linux/MySQL/MongoDB/SQL. 
  • You have experience building performant consumer-facing web applications at scale 
  • You have experience in modern frameworks and design patterns (MVC, REST, React, Redux)
  • You have experience with distributed system performance analysis and optimization
  • You can 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 previous experience with cloud migrations, refactor & re-architecture of consumer facing applications and data stores.
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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345 Hudson Street , New York , NY 10014

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