About our Engineering Team:

Our engineering team works on challenging product-oriented problems across the boundaries of e- commerce, mobile, analytics and shipping/fulfillment, and the backbone of our business is served by our custom logistics management system which is core to our capacity to deliver the right product to the right user at the right time. We utilize data, engineering and algorithms to create a personalized website and an adaptive supply chain to fulfill our commitment to an amazing customer experience.

Engineers at Rent the Runway focus on solving business problems first, and receive the satisfaction that they have true impact on the success of the company. We are an innovation-focused team, and want engineers that are interested in seeing opportunities and going after them. Many of our engineers are entrepreneurs themselves, and we strongly encourage a transparent, collaborative, product-driven culture across our organization. We are a diverse team and welcome applicants with both CS supernerd and non-traditional backgrounds.

About this Role:

We are looking for a senior software engineer with server-side development experience to work on our core software services. Our engineering team uses a service-oriented architecture to create RESTful APIs that power our website, our mobile app and site, and our warehouse technology. The technologies you will work with include Dropwizard, RabbitMQ, Redis, MySQL, and MongoDB. In this role you will work on both implementing critical product features as well as technical infrastructure to enable performance and scaling. 


  • Participate in all aspects of agile software development including design, implementation, and deployment
  • Develop highly scalable systems using a variety of tools and languages, including Java, Ruby, and multiple open-source technologies
  • Deliver software against aggressive schedules
  • Define architectural improvements to enable orders-of-magnitude growth in traffic and order volumes
  • Work with business stakeholders to identify software solutions to business challenges
  • Write clean, testable, and efficient  code


  • Degree in computer science, software engineering or 5 years of programming experience
  • Able to learn new tools and technologies quickly
  • Experience working as part of a team software development effort
  • Ability to manage your time and juggle competing priorities
  • Exceptional communication skills

About Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway is a disruptive eCommerce business that's making rental culture a significant part of the retail industry. Millions of women now have access to designer dresses and accessories, allowing them to look and feel remarkable. We believe that retail shouldn't just be about selling products... it should be about delivering an incredible experience, too. Our platform is a much-needed customer acquisition channel for the designer partners we work with, giving them access to a broad customer base and critical data.Launched in November 2009, Rent the Runway has grown to be the leader in the global fashion rental space. In 2014, Forbes recognized us as "tech's next billion dollar star." We are backed by some of the world's top investors including Kleiner Perkins, Highland Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, American Express, Advance Publications (parent company of Conde Nast) and Novel TMT Ventures. Our team is filled with passionate go-getters who are always dreaming big, implementing their ideas, delivering an incredible experience to our customers and creating a fun, dynamic culture.

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