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The RealReal

Engineering Manager, Elixir Dev Team, 100% remote


ruby on rails


open source



3 months

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Engineering Manager, Elixir Dev Team, 100% remote

Location: Type: Full-time

** Open to fully remote engineering candidates in the U.S. **

As a luxury fashion consignment E-Commerce company, almost everything we sell is unique and in different conditions. Every day we receive tens of thousands of items in our warehouses; This presents a unique set of engineering challenges as every item we process must be treated individually.

Some of the optimization engineering challenges associated with having unique items with unique conditions you'll be working on:

  • Every item has its unique description

  • Every item is carefully priced based on its condition

Besides these engineering challenges, you'll also be working on

  • Some of our most ambitious tech improvements projects

  • Defining future architecture

  • Draft quarterly OKRs

The tech stack you'll be working with:

  • Ruby on Rails

  • Elixir

  • Kafka

  • PostgreSQL

You'll be exposed to the latest technology and data-driven culture while surrounded by a friendly, helpful team. These technical challenges are at the core of The RealReal's business, and you will have a significant impact on the company's development roadmap and business success.

The RealReal has the most rigorous authentication process in the marketplace. Employee Operations support 150+ brand authenticators, gemologists, and horologists who work in our authentication process.

What You Get To Do Every Day

  • Manage a team of 6-12 engineers

  • Run agile project management processes

  • Hire world-class engineering talent

  • Mentor and develop your engineering team

  • Work with your teams to prioritize and scope engineering investments

  • Partner with product, business, and operations stakeholders on roadmaps, timelines, and technical strategy

  • Partner with senior engineering leadership to set standards and technical vision

What You Bring To The Role

  • 7+ years of experience as an engineer or technologist

  • 2+ years of management experience

  • Experience with Elixir or Ruby

  • Strong understanding of web technologies: HTML5, Javascript, CSS/SASS, REST, JSON

  • Strong understanding of web-app performance fundamentals and related dev tools

  • Mastery of git and Github workflows

  • Bachelor of Computer Science degree or equivalent experience

Nice To Haves:

  • Strong database fundamentals and experience with MySQL or PostgreSQL

  • Strong understanding of distributed systems design

  • Prior e-commerce experience

  • Experience with GraphQL, Kafka

  • Worked with cross-functional Engineering-ML teams

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