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Senior Software Engineer - Back End

Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway

Software Engineering
Galway, Ireland
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Senior Software Engineer, BackEnd

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.

We are always interested in speaking with developing and experienced Backend engineers interested in joining our team. If that’s you, read on for a snapshot of the type of work our Backend engineers do across our various teams, share your details and a member of our Talent team will be in touch!

About the role:

As a Backend Engineer at Rent the Runway, you will work with an enthusiastic team of engineers focused on serving products (apparel and beyond!) across the RTR platform.

You’ll improve the architecture, functionality, quality and continuous delivery of the service and its subsystems. You’ll integrate product data with our inhouse Systems. You’ll build internal tools for our partnering teams. You’ll work in an agile environment and build high quality, performant software while solving high impact and complex problems! You’ll build robust services that uphold the financial integrity of our data. You’ll evolve the services to scale with the business and adapt to changes in business direction, including our migration to the cloud and our continued mission to be a leader in the circular economy.

What You'll Do:

  • You’ll deprecate and remove services that no longer suit our needs.
  • Contribute technically to projects by being a hands-on coder and removing roadblocks in an agile software development environment.
  • Assist in prioritisation efforts, planning future roadmaps, and providing mentorship to others
  • Deepen your knowledge and build your skills across our technology stack: Java, Kotlin, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, Kafka, Dropwizard, Spring Boot, React, Bootstrap, Splunk, SignalFX

About you:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, a related degree, or demonstrable practical experience
  • A strong command of best practices, design patterns, and system architecture tradeoffs
  • Knowledge of various types of data stores, and their pros-and-cons
  • Experience with distributed system performance analysis and optimisation
  • Ability to understand, diagnose, and effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
  • High level of comfort navigating ambiguity and make the tradeoffs without compromising quality
  • Experience in modern frameworks and design patterns (MVC, REST, Swagger/OpenAPI)
  • The ideal candidate will have previous experience with cloud migration – refactor & re-architecture of consumer facing applications and data stores.

Benefits:

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 - our corporate employees have the option to work remotely 3 days a week, in accordance with Company policies.

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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