Lead Software Engineer, Internal Tools in San Francisco, CA

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

The RealReal   •  

San Francisco, CA 94102

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


8 - 10 years

Posted 50 days ago

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, and flexible work hours!

As part of the Employee Operations team your work will directly impact our business metrics. This team works on automation and provides efficient software and hardware which impact the entirety of our organization.

Your work will improve inbound and outbound flows, critical internals tools for publishing products, running our stores and warehouses, financial flows, while also integrating with tools used by all business units such as Merchandising, Finance, Sales, and Business Strategy & Analytics.. 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.

This role reports to the Sr. Director of Engineering and is the fastest growing area of our business.


  • 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 Algolia, ElasticSearch, Lucene, Solr.
  • Experience using async message queues such as Kafka.
  • Mastery of git and Github workflows.
  • Bachelor of Computer Science degree or equivalent.


  • Experience with Elixir, Phoenix
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience with Kafka
  • Experience with micro-services architecture
  • Advanced CS degree or equivalent

Valid Through: 2019-10-21