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Senior Platform Engineer

San Francisco, CA, US

Salary

$130K - 175K

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • RUBY
  • ERLANG
  • ELIXIR

Benefits & perks

  • flexible working
  • STOCK
  • MEDICAL

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To sum it up...

As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll design and build software for automating critical operation processes.

Role overview

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, flexible work hours!

As a Senior Platform Engineer at The RealReal, you'll be a major contributor to The RealReal's e-commerce platform APIs. You'll build APIs to support our consumer-facing website, mobile applications, internal warehouse and administration tools. The person in this role will own critical systems throughout the platform and be responsible for their performance, adding new features, and ensuring that these systems perform optimally. Thinking about high availability and scalability is a must and your unit of measurement should be in microseconds.

This position is based in San Francisco, CA and will report to the Director of Platform.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop new features throughout the platform, and maintain and enhance existing functionality
  • Help define and implement JSON REST APIs
  • Help write documentation for APIs and architectural decisions
  • Collaborate with senior management, product management, and other engineers in the development of product requirements for the company's software
  • Mentor other team members to build the company's overall expertise in software development
  • Work to make The RealReal an innovator in the space by bringing passion and new ideas to work every day

REQUIREMENTS

  • A degree in computer science/engineering
  • 5+ years experience with software development
  • Fluency in the Elixir and/or Ruby languages, including familiarity with the language's metaprogramming features
  • Experience writing applications using Test Driven Development
  • A belief that automated testing is essential to building robust, supportable software and a commitment to making automated testing part of the application development process
  • Familiarity with how asynchronous message queues are used in web applications and, ideally, experience in using such a framework in one or more real-world applications
  • High degree of familiarity with SQL databases, including data modeling in SQL, the use of indices to improve query performance, and the use of constraints and transactions to maintain data integrity
  • Practical experience with REST and JSON APIs, and an understanding of how to build applications that serve and consume these sorts of APIs
  • Familiarity with HTTP standards
  • Expertise in working with cloud systems, specifically for application hosting, file storage, and other related concerns
  • Experience integrating with 3rd party services, including social applications (e.g. Facebook, Twitter), communication services (e.g. Twilio, Sendgrid, APNS)
  • Knowledge of best practices in designing and architecting localized applications
  • Comfortable working in an environment where innovation and change are the norms
  • A passion for building great products


Location

San Francisco, in northern California, is well known for being a tech haven. However, as one of the most visited cities in the world, it’s also a center of cultural and there’s a strong counter culture sensibility that’s always been an essential part of the city. San Francisco has one of the most prominent LGBT communities in the world, and is one of the most important in the history of LGBT rights and activism.

The economy of San Francisco is influenced by household tech companies such as Salesforce.com, Reddit, Dropbox, Airbnb, Yelp, Uber, Lyft, etc. The third quarter of 2017, saw $4.177 billion in funding for companies in San Francisco and the North Bay Area. An hour south of the city is “Silicon Valley” which homes Apple, Facebook, Google and Palantir.

Known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. It’s also the home of the famous Alcatraz Island, site of the notorious former prisoner Al Capone.

Did you know...

  • The average salary for a Software Engineer in San Francisco is $134,000
  • San Francisco has 3% unemployment rate
Engineers who find a new job through Functional Works average a 15% increase in salary.

Salary

$130K - 175K

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • RUBY
  • ERLANG
  • ELIXIR

Benefits & perks

  • flexible working
  • STOCK
  • MEDICAL

Interested in seeing this company work? Contribute to their Open Source.

View All Issues

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