Rent the Runway is hiring a

Senior iOS Engineer

New York, United States

About Rent the Runway:

Described by Forbes as “Tech’s Next Billion Dollar Star” Rent the Runway is set to disrupt the $1.7T Global Fashion Industry by ensuring that rental is a habitual, convenient, daily part of getting dressed. We believe that every woman in the U.S. and soon every woman in the world, should have a subscription to fashion that is powered by a mobile-first experience, aided by top-notch customer service and serviced by omni-channel capabilities. We also believe that fashion is an industry that should be democratized by giving everyone access to the real thing and the associated feelings of self-confidence that comes with. Since our launch in late 2009, we have raised over $125MM and built a transformative business model, proprietary technology all coded in-house, a unique reverse-logistics operation and one of the most beloved brands on earth. 5MM women in the U.S. are members of our community - many have used Rent the Runway for some of the most important events in their lives. We have also launched a foundation to support female entrepreneurship and help women build scalable businesses. There is a revolutionary spirit in our founding DNA that permeates to our culture today; Our team is smart, aggressive, entrepreneurial and ready to continue challenging old systems and rewriting new rules.

About our Engineering Team:

Our engineering team works on challenging product-oriented problems across the boundaries of e-commerce, mobile, analytics and shipping/fulfillment, and the backbone of our business is served by our custom logistics management system which is core to our capacity to deliver the right product to the right user at the right time. We utilize 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 focus on solving business problems first, and receive the satisfaction that they have true impact on the success of the company. Many of our engineers are entrepreneurs themselves, and we strongly encourage a collaborative, product-driven culture across our organization.

About this Role:

IOS Engineers at Rent the Runway have a passion for the mobile/tablet space that goes beyond just engineering. We try out all the new apps, check out the latest changes from Apple to stay on the bleeding edge, and are always striving to make our apps the best in the app store. The App landscape is constantly shifting and our team is always looking to move with it.


  • Participate in all aspects of agile software development including design, implementation, and deployment
  • Deliver software against aggressive schedules
  • Work with business stakeholders to define our mobile roadmap as we explore new devices, operating systems, and screen sizes
  • Design scalable solutions
  • Work collaboratively with UI/UX and Product stakeholders that are experts in responsive design and user experience for mobile devices and tablets


  • Strong background in computer science and software engineering, including strong understanding of OO programming
  • 3+ years experience in iOS development, with a concentration on native application development
  • Have at least one iOS App published in the App Store (a commercial App is a plus)
  • 4+ years of general application development, with knowledge of RESTful services a plus
  • Experience with 3rd party frameworks such as AFNetworking, Cocoapods and CI tools
  • Experience of unit testing, automated testing and debugging of mobile apps
  • Familiarity with fundamental mobile technologies and device capabilities
  • Ability to learn new tools and technologies quickly
  • Experience working as part of a team software development effort.
  • Effective time-management skills, including schedule estimation and the ability to manage several competing priorities
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Knowledge of Swift is a plus