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Lead Software Engineer, Consignor

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

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This position is based out of The RealReal HQ in San Francisco and reports to the Director of Engineering, Consignor. As part of the Consignor team your work will directly impact the supply side of our business. 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 BI. As the Team Lead, you will be the point person for the team’s engineering efforts and an active hands-on contributor. The team will rely on you as a mentor and a shepherd of good engineering practices.

In a typical week, you will:

  • Lead sprint planning, team demos and retrospectives.
  • Work with product management, 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 multiple times.
  • Help define technical strategy and architecture.


  • 2+ years leading a high-performance engineering team.
  • 8+ years of professional web-application development experience.
  • Fluency with any of Ruby, Elixir, Erlang.
  • Strong understanding of the Agile methodology and Scrum.
  • 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.
  • Worked with search engines such as ElasticSearch, Lucene, Solr.
  • Experience using async message queues.
  • Mastery of git and Github workflows.
  • Bachelor of Computer Science degree or equivalent.

These will set you apart:

  • Experience with Elixir, Phoenix.
  • Advanced CS degree or equivalent.

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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