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A fabulous place to buy and sell authentic luxury brands

Senior Software Engineer, Backend & Automation

$125k – $170k AngelList Est.
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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 life cycle 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, and flexible work hours!

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

This position is based in San Francisco, CA or New York City, NY and will report to the Director of Engineering.


  • Produce high quality, performant, testable code
  • Design and build software for automating critical operation processes
  • Review pull requests and provide constructive feedback
  • Pair up with someone to work together on a feature
  • Learn something new, and mentor junior engineers
  • Deploy to production multiple times
  • Help define technical strategy and architecture


  • 5+ years of professional web application development experience
  • 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
  • Mastery of git and Github workflows
  • Bachelor of Computer Science degree or equivalent


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

*The RealReal is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or Veteran status. We will consider qualified applicants for a position regardless of arrest or conviction records, consistent with legal requirements. *



Top-tier medial, dental, and vision insurance

Company-sponsored access to one medical

401(k) plan with company matching

Stock awards for all positions!

Generous paid time off

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