Engineering Manager (Ruby on Rails) - OPEN TO REMOTE at The RealReal

** This position can be 100% remote in the United States OR based in our SF Office **

As our Engineering Manager, you'll be exposed to the latest technology and a data-driven culture while managing and inspiring your friendly, helpful team. You will have a significant impact on the company's development roadmap, technical vision, and business success.

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

As a luxury consignment eCommerce 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 technical challenges for software engineering as every item we process must be treated individually. We are excited for you to come in, and lead your team in tackling these challenges as a technical, hands-on engineering manager.

What You Get To Do Every Day

  • Manage a team of 3-8 engineers
  • Run agile project management processes
  • Hire world-class engineering talent
  • Mentor and develop your engineering team
  • Partner with the Director of Engineering on technical architecture and strategy
  • 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

  • 8+ years of experience as an engineer or technologist
  • 3+ years of management experience / as a technical lead
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails a Must
  • 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
  • Experience with Elixir
  • Worked with cross-functional Engineering-ML teams

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