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 fashion is an industry that should be democratized by giving everyone access to real, quality clothing and the associated feelings of self-confidence that comes with that.
Since our launch in late 2009, we have raised over $185MM 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. Millions of 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, entrepreneurial, and ready to continue challenging old systems and rewriting new rules.
About the 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 the Data team:
The Infralytics Data Engineering team at Rent the Runway is responsible for the extraction, transformation, storage, and accessibility of data generated across the business. Data engineers on the team handle everything from location scans of inventory in the warehouse to website clickstreams. Datastores in use include MySQL, HP Vertica, and MongoDB; the primary toolset is Python, Java, and Scala. Current projects in the pipeline include a large-scale migration to the cloud; overhauling the primary recommendations engine from end to end; and redesigning the clickstream processing system.
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