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

The operations team at RTR works to deliver the customer mission by innovating through automation, process improvement, transportation methods, packaging and garment science. In doing so, the RTR operations team owns the largest cost components of the business: fulfillment labor, transportation and inventory care. While this is true of any e-commerce company, our subscription rental model and reverse logistics process introduce complexities that are unique to RTR. Given that garments are rented multiple times, returning garments to like-new condition is critical to maximizing the life of our inventory. RTR is thus not only tasked with scaling productive operational processes for traditional e-commerce functions, but also with carrying out manufacturing-like processes such as dry cleaning and repairs. The variety of our inventory assortment - which has been expanding with the growth of new categories - further introduces challenges to implementing traditional technologies and solutions. Success on the RTR operations team requires the pursuit of constant innovation beyond conventional standards

About The Job

We’re looking to add a high-impact design engineer to our team in the Secaucus, New Jersey or Arlington, Texas facility. In this role, you will collaborate with internal and external teams to design high quality, cost effective solutions for our fulfillment systems. This role involves managing multiple projects concurrently, from concept to design approval. As a member of the technical team, you will work with senior team members and support suppliers. As soon as the design is complete and approved, you will turn it over to the Project Management team, which will oversee the installation and commissioning of the project. You will work with the respective project teams to ensure the system designed is successfully installed, commissioned, and launched. Your projects will include green-fields, brown-fields, and retrofits across the USA.  You will work with a team of highly skilled and highly engaged engineers (internal & external) in a fast-paced and often ambiguous environment. You will be challenged; you will learn; you will work on high impact, high visibility projects; you will grow.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (any discipline) or a related field.

  • 3+ years of experience in Design /Manufacturing/Process/Industrial Engineering, or related.

  • Experience must involve ownership/management of engineering design projects.

  • Experience using business/technical software like MS Excel, MS Project, and CAD (2D & 3D) software.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A master's degree in Engineering (any discipline) or an equivalent degree from a foreign country, or a business degree, or a related field, plus at least three years of progressively responsible experience in the specialty.

  • Experience with automated materials handling equipment, packaging, robotics, and/or high-speed manufacturing.

  • Process design experience based on Lean principles.

  • Competency in concepts such as system architecture, optimization, system dynamics, system analysis, statistical analysis, and reliability analysis.

  • Experience with Design-in-Safety

  • Ability to travel 15% within USA

 

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!

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 service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

 

 

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