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Software Engineer - Supply Chain

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About Rent the Runway:

Recently named #9 on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list for 2018, Rent the Runway is transforming the $2.4 trillion global fashion industry by introducing clothing rental as a utility for women. We have pioneered the closet in the cloud and believe that every person globally will soon have a subscription to fashion. Since our launch in late 2009, the company has raised more than $210 million from top-tier investors and built one of the most beloved brands on earth. We are proud to be both a profitable and high-growth business, with a loyal 9 million members who believe that rental is the future.

Our 1200+ employees have a revolutionary spirit that permeates our culture. We’ve built proprietary technology, a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation, stores of the future, a viral brand, relationships with hundreds of fashion brands - and we are obsessed with continuing to game change our customer experience.

We are also trying to revolutionize entrepreneurship itself - proving that diverse teams produce outsized impact. The Rent the Runway Foundation, which our two co-founders launched together in 2015, helps thousands of female entrepreneurs build and scale their own businesses with the mission of increasing the number of high growth women-led companies.

About our Engineering Team:

Our engineering team works on product-oriented 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.

Engineers at Rent the Runway solve real business challenges and have a tangible impact on the success of the company. Some engineers work on cross-functional teams devoted to specific parts of our product, while other teams focus on functions like data engineering and DevOps. Our engineers come from different backgrounds, industries, and walks of life - and we all contribute to a collaborative, product-driven culture across our organization.

About this role:

At Rent the Runway, "reverse logistics" means not only are we managing every step of an item's life from when it arrives at our warehouse to when it reaches our customer's doorstep, we're bringing it back for dry cleaning, QAing, and sorting, and shipping it right back out as quickly as needed. 

On the supply chain engineering team, you'll be working on tools used by hundreds of people to make sure our physical operation is running efficiently & seamlessly as possible. Our engineering team uses a Java service-oriented architecture to create RESTful APIs that power our website, our mobile app and site, and our warehouse technology. Some technology you might work with includes Dropwizard, RabbitMQ, Redis, MySQL, and MongoDB.

Curious about how our tech stack fits together? Take a look at the post here (dresscode.renttherunway.com/blog/tech-stack) : dresscode.renttherunway.com/blog/tech-stack

You should be able to:

* Develop highly scalable systems using a variety of tools and languages, including Java, Ruby, and multiple open-source technologies
* Participate in all aspects of agile software development including design, implementation, and deployment
* Help define architectural improvements to enable orders-of-magnitude growth in traffic and order volumes
* Write clean, testable, and efficient code

You should have:

* At least 2 years of full-time professional software development experience. This is not an entry-level role.
* Fluency with computer science fundamentals
* Ability to pick up new tools and technologies as needed
* Experience working as part of a development team
* Ability to prioritize important tasks
* Effective written and verbal communication skills

Bonus points:

* Experience with logistics, shipping, and e-commerce

Healthcare benefits

Retirement benefits

Parental leave

Generous vacation


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