Lead Software Engineer

Location
San Francisco, California
Posted
29 May 2020
Closes
08 Sep 2020
Ref
4746822002
Function
Technology
Level
Manager
We're seeking a Lead Engineer for the Consignor side of our business.  On Consignor, your work will improve product intake funnels, user account pages related to their sales, customer payment processes, and integrate with tools used by business units such as Sales, Marketing and Business Intelligence. As a Lead engineer you will be the point person for team and project technical direction, a strong partner to the Engineering Manager, and an active hands-on contributor. The team will rely on you as a mentor and a shepherd of good engineering practices.

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 stories and ensure optimal resource allocation
  • Coordinate cross-team engineering efforts and determining technical requirements
  • Review pull requests and provide constructive feedback
  • Produce high quality, performant, testable code
  • Contribute to the team's consistent, measurable velocity
  • Deploy to production frequently
  • Help define technical strategy and architecture

What You Bring To The Role
  • Bachelor of Computer Science degree or equivalent and 2+ years leading a high-performance engineering team
  • 8+ years of professional web-application development experience 
  • Fluency with any of Ruby, Elixir, Erlang or another object-oriented programming language.
  • Strong understanding of web technologies: HTML5, Javascript, CSS/SASS, REST, JSON
  • Strong understanding of web-app performance fundamentals and related dev tools 
  • Strong database fundamentals and experience with MySql or PostgreSQL
  • Experience using async message queues such as Kafka
  • Mastery of git and Github workflows
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience with Kafka
  • Experience with Microservices architecture
  • Strong understanding of the Agile methodology and Scrum 
  • Nice to have: Experience with Salesforce

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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