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Senior Software Engineer - Contractor

The RealReal
Brazil, Brazil
$280,000 - $300,000 USD yearly

The RealReal is the world’s largest online marketplace for authenticated, resale luxury goods. Through our work, we are committed to contributing to a sustainable future, both for fashion and for our employees. Authenticity is a core component of our business; we value it in our products and we celebrate it across our teams by encouraging every TRR employee to bring their REAL authentic selves to work each day. We’re hiring, and we’d love for you to join our dynamic team!


This position is for an hourly 1099 contractor, targeting 40 hours per week.  International candidates within North or South America are welcome to apply. No Domestic candidates are permitted.

We are looking for a collaborative and curious Senior Software Engineer to join our team! As a luxury consignment and eCommerce company, almost everything we sell at The RealReal is unique. Every day we receive tens of thousands of items in our nationwide 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 are that every item must be photographed, every item must have its unique description, and must be carefully priced based on condition. Along with these exciting technical challenges, we also have multiple eCommerce centers and stores where we are figuring out how to optimize storage and shipping across multiple locations, optimize tools to empower our employees, and automate or remove redundant work that can make our processes faster. We also have sophisticated outbound processes in place for our warehouses, where items are picked, sorted, and shipped with the assistance of both our Admin tools and iOS apps for the people on the floor. 

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer who brings a fresh point-of-view, enjoys learning every day, and is excited about solving challenging problems for the company.

What You Get To Do Every Day

  • Build tools and technology for the unique problems of inventory management, logistics, and order fulfillment
  • Create new and innovative systems alongside streamlining and optimizing current processes
  • Experience working in the latest technology, a ubiquitous culture based upon data, and a team of dedicated team members ready to collaborate
  • Build tools that facilitate the approval or rejection of items to be drop shipped from an external vendor

What You Bring To The Role

  • 5+ Years experience in a Software Engineering role
  • Strong understanding of building production-ready web applications and systems
  • Fluency with any of Ruby, Elixir, Erlang
  • 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:

  • Experience building Operations and Logistics applications
  • Strong understanding of web technologies: HTML5, Javascript, CSS/SASS, REST, JSON
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience with Kafka


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The RealReal is the world’s largest online marketplace for authenticated, resale luxury goods, with more than 30 million members. With a rigorous authentication process overseen by experts, The RealReal provides a safe and reliable platform for consumers to buy and sell their luxury items. We have hundreds of in-house gemologists, horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items each day. As a sustainable company, we give new life to pieces by thousands of brands across numerous categories—including women's and men's fashion, fine jewelry and watches, art and home—in support of the circular economy. We make selling effortless with free virtual appointments, in-home pickup, drop-off and direct shipping. We do all of the work for consignors, including authenticating, using AI and machine learning to determine optimal pricing, photographing and listing their items, as well as handling shipping and customer service. At our 13 retail locations, including our twelve shoppable stores, customers can sell, meet with our experts and receive free valuations.

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. At TRR, People Come First. That’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our Diversity Equity and Inclusion program here.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

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