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Software Engineer

The RealReal
United States
$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!


The RealReal Buyer team is looking for a kind and curious Software Engineer (Full Stack) who enjoys solving challenging problems.

Our awesome team of friendly humans is responsible for making it easy and compelling for individuals to consign items with The RealReal.  We place a strong focus on individual growth and personal development on our collaborative engineering team.

As a Software Engineer you will be an active hands-on contributor as well as an influencer for our technical direction. You will be able to contribute to various initiatives as well as provide feedback through code reviews and pairing.

We are especially excited about you if you are enthusiastic about working in the luxury retail/e-commerce space or if you are passionate about our mission of sustainability in creating a circular economy for high-end goods.

This role reports to the Engineering Manager of Buyer and will be fully remote.

What You Get To Do Every Day

  • Produce high-quality, performant, and testable code that directly contributes to company-wide initiatives
  • Develop using interesting technologies -- Elixir, Ruby, React, Typescript, GraphQL, Kafka, AWS/Lambda, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB
  • Learn something new, whether its a new software design pattern or new initiative to push the company forward
  • Review pull requests and provide constructive feedback to your peers
  • Pair up with a team member to work together on features

What You Bring To The Role

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1+ years professional software development experience
  • Working knowledge of either Elixir or Ruby 
  • Working knowledge of the latest versions of ECMAScript (JavaScript) as well as HTML and CSS
  • Familiarity with common programming tools such as IDEs, RESTful APIs, Git repositories, TypeScript, version control software, and remote deployment tools
  • Familiarity with event based architectures, database fundamentals and GraphQL
  • Enthusiasm for solving problems for our users with technology
  • Curiosity about retail/e-commerce, the high-end consignment market, and/or how to create a sustainable, circular economy for luxury goods

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with React/Next.js and common tools used in the wider React ecosystem, such as Node.js and npm
  • Experience with Kafka for event-streaming
  • Experience building microservices


The expected salary range for this role is $101,970.00 - $137,876.00. To determine starting pay we carefully consider a variety of factors, including primary work location and an evaluation of a candidate’s skills, experience, market demands, and internal parity. Additionally, salary is just one component of TRR’s total rewards package. Depending on role, employees may also be eligible for a bonus program, incentive pay and benefits.

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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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