Engineering Manager

The RealReal   •  

San Francisco, CA

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


8 - 10 years

Posted 196 days ago

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The RealReal is leading the way in authenticated luxury consignment, online and in real life at our brick and mortar locations. Founded in 2011, we’re growing fast and fundamentally changing the way people buy and sell luxury — a multi-billion dollar industry. With a team of in-house experts who inspect every item we sell, our commitment to authenticity sets us apart and creates a foundation of trust with shoppers and consignors. Our mission to extend the lifecycle of luxury items is leading innovation in sustainable fashion. We’re proud to promote the circular economy and to be the first luxury member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s prestigious CE100 USA.

Employees at The RealReal are dedicated, collaborative and innovative, and we’re looking for exceptional talent to join our team. 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, flexible work hours and Friday bagels!

At The RealReal the development team is composed of strong full-stack engineers and is instrumental in the success of our luxury fashion marketplace business. You willbe exposed to the latest technology, a pervasive data-driven culture, while surrounded by a talented, supportive team. The fast growth of our business gives you the opportunity to make a strong impact.

This position is based out of The RealReal HQ in San Francisco and reports to the Senior Director of Engineering. In this role your work will directly impact supply and operations which are critical to our business. You will work closely with multiple engineering teams in architecting, designing and implementing features impacting end-user experience as well as internal flows for high operational efficiency. This is a people management role where engineers will rely on you for mentorship and growth. You will be responsible for managing the performance and career development of your team. As an engineering leader, teams will look to you to provide guidance onbest practices and architecture design.


  • Help define technical strategy and architecture.
  • Review pull requests and provide constructive feedback.
  • Coach, provide technical guidance to, and mentor team members.
  • Pair up with someone to work together on a feature.
  • Deploy to production multiple times.
  • Work with senior leadership to define the roadmap.


  • 7+ yrs web development experience
  • 2+ years of experience managing a development team
  • Experience working with product management to align on objectives and risks
  • Fluency with any of Ruby, Elixir, Erlang.
  • 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 such as Kafka.
  • Mastery of git and Github workflows.
  • Bachelor of Computer Science degree or equivalent.


  • Advanced CS degree or equivalent.
  • Startup experience.