Staff Engineer, Quality Engineering

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 Quality Engineering (QE) team is focused on thinking like our users and helping our product engineering teams build features that work well for those users in all the ways they may interact with our systems. We operate as a central QE department to ensure best practices and processes across development teams. We have a central QE tools team and also QE team members that work closely as part of the development team during all phases of the process ensures quality early on in the process and gives a sense of joint ownership of the features and quality of deliverables. The QE tools team develops and maintains the automations frameworks and other tooling used by the embedded QE and development teams.

About the Job:

RTR is continuously improving and building out our automation capability, we are looking for a Staff Engineer in Quality Engineering, with a strong focus on Front End technologies, to lead and guide multiple test automation efforts; improve our build, deploy and test workflows; increase confidence in our systems and mitigate risk through automation. By building and maintaining our user level test automation frameworks and defining the future automation and continuous delivery strategy, you will support our engineering teams to move quickly while ensuring that our customers have a great experience.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design, build and maintain user level test automation frameworks (based around Javascript Jest and frameworks). 
  • Ensure reliable execution of our tests suites by continually gaining an understanding of our underlying systems and improving the frameworks.
  • Ensure high-quality software by evaluating the design and architecture of our systems to introduce the relevant testing frameworks.
  • Build new tooling and frameworks for quality assurance.
  • Constantly engage with development and product teams to understand and assess their needs and build out the technical roadmap for our tooling.
  • Ensure the adoption of frameworks and tools needed for all levels of testing our microservices based architecture - Unit, component, integration, UI, API, End-To-End.
  • Establish the necessary CI/CD pipelines to execute all our testing. Define our CI/CD requirements and ensure we use modern cloud native approaches in our workflows.
  • Be an advocate for quality in all areas of our product development. Influence a continued culture change and focus on Quality across the entire Engineering organisation.
  • Support the development and growth of QE teams by supporting team members with the implementation of automated tests.

About You:

  • Multi-stack engineer with experience in a breadth of development technologies and test automation frameworks - Specifically focussed on Modern JavaScript and associated tools (React, Jest,, Typescript); with knowledge of Java and related test automation frameworks a plus.
  • Experience with RESTful APIs and Asynchronous Communication (AMQP, RabbitMQ), preferably in a microservices architecture environment.
  • Experience with non-functional and load testing frameworks (Gatling, JMeter,
  • Experience creating and maintaining CI/CD Pipelines, preferably GitHub Actions, and integrating the automated testing suites in the pipeline
  • Good understanding and experience with cloud and containerization principles (Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform).
  • Solid analytical skills to troubleshoot problems and find areas for improvement - experience with logging frameworks and tools (e.g. Splunk, Loggly), monitoring and APM tools (e.g. SignalFX, New Relic, Datadog)


At Rent the Runway, we’re committed to the happiness and 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:

  • 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.
  • Competitive Stakeholder Pension - taking care of your future. 
  • Comprehensive health, dental care and dependents care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first and we’ve got you covered. 
  • Company wide events and outings - our team spirit is no joke - we know how to have fun!
  • Hybrid Work - when our corporate employees safely 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 on any legally-recognised basis, including, but not limited to: gender, marital status, family status, age disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, and membership of the Traveller community.


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