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Lead Software Engineer, Buyer

The Real Real
🏢 The Real Real 🇺🇸 San Francisco, CA, US 🕑 January 31

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As the Lead Engineer on our Buyer team you'll be a highly-experienced, hands-on product engineer tasked with improving the usability of the company’s consumer user experience, that of the buyer.

The successful candidate will:

  • Shepherd development and testing of the user experience
  • Supervise technical contributions of team members
  • Review stories and ensure optimal resource allocation
  • Collaboratively identify improvement possibilities in the SDLC processes with Product, Design, and QA
  • Act as point person for teams’ engineering priorities, providing ad-hoc status updates
  • Initiate contact and facilitates technical requirement gathering with key stakeholders around new features
  • Analyze/improve performance, scalability, and stability of the user experience
  • Translate initiatives into epics and stories
  • Coordinate engineering efforts cross-team
  • Contribute to team’s consistent, measurable velocity
  • Wear hats of Release Manager and Scrum Master
  • Provide thoughtful leadership on next-gen frontend paradigms
  • Work to make The RealReal an innovator in the space
  • Customer backed mindset

The job will comprise of:

  • 60% hands-on code contribution
  • 15% release management (cutting release branches, monitoring and ensuring successful deploys, etc.)
  • 15% Scrum Mastering (leading meetings, ensuring team's velocity stays high, etc.)
  • 10% mentoring (PR review, championing Best Practices in workflow and beyond, etc.)

Essential Qualifications:

  • 10 + years of frontend-learning, full-stack development
  • Fluent in Ruby / Ruby-on-Rails
  • Experience in Elixir/Phoenix
  • Modern front-end frameworks like React.js, vue.js
  • REST and JSON APIs
  • cloud systems (e.g. AWS or Heroku)
  • Content Management Systems
  • Agile/Scrum
  • git
  • People/Technical Leadership (~8-person local and remote teams)
  • Passionate about Test Driven development and a champion for testable code
  • Passionate about high performing scalable applications

Besides a wonderfully satisfying work environment, The RealReal offers:

  • a competitive salary
  • stock options for the fastest growing fashion business
  • 401k with generous company match
  • Standing desk standard, with high-performance Mac or Windows laptop, external monitors and anything else you might need to do your work.
  • A beautiful workspace with breathtaking landscape views of the bay.
  • Comfortable, private Mother’s room.


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