Lead Software Engineer

New York, New York
29 May 2020
08 Sep 2020
We're seeking a Lead Software Engineer to lead a team building internal tools for our E-commerce fulfillment and retail centers. This role is especially important today as The RealReal adapts to an ever changing fulfillment and retail landscape. You will be the point person for the technical direction of the team, a strong partner to the Engineering Manager, a mentor to your teammates, and an active hands-on contributor. You will build software to optimize manual processes that work consistently across multiple fulfillment and retail centers, including systems to track our single SKU inventory and pick, pack, and ship orders. This work will have an immediate and measurable impact on our employees' day-to-day workflows and is vital for The RealReal as we continue to expand our leading position reselling luxury authenticated goods and promoting a sustainable circular economy. 

What You Get To Do Every Day
  • Provide technical direction and mentorship for your team of fellow engineers
  • Partner with engineering and product management to review and break down stories
  • Coordinate cross-team engineering efforts and determining technical requirements
  • Review pull requests and provide constructive feedback
  • Produce high quality, performant, and testable APIs (Elixir) and UIs (Rails, iOS)
  • Contribute to the team's consistent, measurable velocity
  • Deploy to production frequently
  • Help define technical strategy and architecture with your team and amongst the engineering organization

What You Bring To The Role
  • 2+ years as a technical lead for a high-performance team of 3 or more engineers
  • 8+ years of professional web-application development experience 
  • Fluency with Ruby or Elixir
  • Strong understanding of web technologies such as: Rails, Phoenix, HTML5, Javascript, CSS/SASS, REST, JSON
  • Strong understanding of web-app performance fundamentals and related developer tools 
  • Strong database fundamentals and experience with MySql or PostgreSQL
  • Strong understanding of the Agile methodology and Scrum
  • Mastery of git and Github workflows
  • Experience using async message queues such as Kafka
  • Experience with Microservices architecture
  • BS of Computer Science degree or equivalent
  • Experience with any of the following technologies: Elixir, Phoenix, GraphQL, Kafka, Swift

The RealReal is the world's largest online marketplace for authenticated, consigned luxury goods. With a rigorous authentication process overseen by experts, The RealReal provides a safe and reliable platform for consumers to buy and sell their luxury items. We have 150+ in-house gemologists, horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items each day. As a sustainable company, we give new life to pieces by hundreds of brands, from Gucci to Cartier, supporting the circular economy. We make consigning effortless with free in-home pickup, drop-off service and direct shipping for individual consignors and estates. At our stores in LA, NYC and San Francisco, customers can shop, consign, and meet with our experts. At our 10 Luxury Consignment Offices, four of which are in our retail stores, our expert staff provides free valuations. Founded in 2011 and listed publicly in 2019 (Nasdaq: REAL), we're growing fast and fundamentally changing the way people buy and sell luxury - a multi-billion dollar industry. Build your career with us and enjoy 401K matching, health, dental and vision insurance, commuter flex spending, healthcare flex spending, generous PTO, a mother's room, and flexible work hours!

The RealReal is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or Veteran status. We will consider qualified applicants for a position regardless of arrest or conviction records, consistent with legal requirements. 


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