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Full Stack Staff Engineer, Quality Engineering

Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway

Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
Galway, Ireland
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Full Stack Staff Engineer, Quality Engineering

About Rent the Runway

Founded in 2009, Rent the Runway is disrupting the trillion-dollar fashion industry and changing the way women get dressed through the Closet in the Cloud, the world’s first and largest shared designer closet. RTR’s mission has remained the same since its founding: powering women to feel their best every day. Through RTR, customers can subscribe, rent items a-la-carte and shop resale from hundreds of designer brands. The Closet in the Cloud offers a wide assortment of millions of items for every occasion, from evening wear and accessories to ready-to-wear, workwear, denim, casual, maternity, outerwear, blouses, knitwear, loungewear, jewellery, handbags, activewear, ski wear, home goods and kidswear. RTR has built a two-sided discovery engine, which connects deeply engaged customers and differentiated brand partners on a powerful platform built around its brand, data, logistics and technology. 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 four 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.”

Galway Office

Rent The Runway established its European Technology Hub in Galway in April 2019. Based in the historic Claddagh area of the city, the growing team in Galway tackles core technology challenges and influences the next generation of services critical to Rent The Runway’s success and continued growth.

The Galway office is Rent the Runway's first international office outside the US and enables the company to significantly expand its Software Engineering, Product Development, Machine Learning Engineering and Data Science footprint. Rent The Runway’s Galway-based employees have the opportunity to grow their careers across several roles and career paths in Technology.

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 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 with a keen eye to consumer experience for all features released. The mission of the QE tools team is to enable development teams to deliver quality features at a high velocity by developing and maintaining the automation frameworks and other tooling used by the development teams.

About the Job:

As we embark on our journey of continuously improving and building out our automation capability, RTR is looking for a Fullstack 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. In this role, you will define future automation and continuous delivery strategy, and help ensure that our engineering teams are able to continue to move quickly while also ensuring that our customers have a great experience. You are a passionate advocate of the Test Pyramid, can authoritatively engage with engineers on how to test at different levels of SDLC and then be able to help design and create the framework, tooling and pipelines as needed.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design, build and maintain user-level test automation frameworks (based around React, Javascript Jest, Cypress.io and XCUI frameworks).
  • Build new tooling and frameworks for quality assurance. Ensure high-quality software by evaluating the design and architecture of our systems to introduce the relevant testing frameworks. 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. Help define our CI/CD requirements and ensure we utilise modern cloud-native approaches in our workflows.
  • Ensure reliable execution of our test suites by continually gaining an understanding of our underlying systems and improving the frameworks.
  • Help the QE teams’ growth by mentoring and helping QE team members with the implementation of automated tests.
  • Be an advocate for quality in all areas of our product development. Influence a culture change and focus on Quality across the entire Engineering organisation.

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, Cypress.io, Typescript); with knowledge of Java and related test automation frameworks a plus.
  • Experience with XCUI Test Automation framework and iOS App Test automation 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, Flood.io/Element)
  • 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 containerisation 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 well-being 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 - This is a hybrid role based in our Galway, Ireland office. Employees have the option to work remotely 2-3 days per 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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