About Us:

At Rent the Runway, our mission is to make women feel empowered and self-confident every single day by combining best in class technology, logistics, and customer service. Since our launch in 2009, we’ve developed proprietary technology, a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation, stores of the future, a viral brand, relationships with hundreds of fashion designers - and we are passionate about continuing to innovate our customer experience. We have pioneered the closet in the cloud and believe that every person globally will soon have a subscription to fashion. We are proud to be both a profitable and fast-growing business, with 11 million members of our community who believe that rental is the future.

About our Team:

Our engineering team works on technically challenging problems across the boundaries of e-commerce, mobile, analytics and shipping/fulfillment. The backbone of our business is our custom logistics management system, which gives us the crucial ability to deliver the right product to the right user at the right time - a simple goal with a complex solution. We use data, engineering and algorithms to create a personalized website and an adaptive supply chain to fulfill our commitment to an amazing customer experience.

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.

About the Job:

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Customer Data team, you will work with a passionate group of engineers focused on the mission of managing our customer data in a secure, compliant manner to better enable access and use by other teams.  You will help revamp our internal APIs, restructure the architecture of our microservices, and finetune service calls for optimal performance.

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:

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

Benefits:

At Rent the Runway, we’re committed to the happiness and well-being of our employees and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth. We have a competitive benefits package on offer for all our Ireland based employees which reflects our ethos and culture. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Generous Paid Time Off including annual leave, 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!  
  • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first and we’ve got you covered.

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