Engineering Manager, Operations at The RealReal () (allows remote)

Engineering Manager, Operations at The RealReal () (allows remote)


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Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-06-18 05:01:01

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

As a luxury consignment 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 challenges as every item we process must be treated individually.

Some of the optimization 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 challenges, you'll also be working on:

  • Building tools to improve the item pricing experience of our consignors
  • Work with the Data Science team building ML-powered pricing models for our catalog
  • 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