Senior Software Engineer

Instacart in San Francisco, CA

Since Instacart started in 2012, we’ve expanded to 25+ markets and partnered with 100+ retailers across the U.S. Our mission is to transform everyday life by seeking & solving seemingly impossible problems. Instacart is a technology company that offers a platform connecting grocery shoppers with customers – the only one affording delivery in as little as one hour. By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and buy directly from the retailers they trust. We give customers back their time so they can do more of what they love.

We’re looking for experienced engineers to join our fast moving team. We work on a range of interesting and challenging problems, from supporting thousands of concurrent shoppers and processing millions of data points in real time, to determining the best route for deliveries and predicting store inventory levels.

We love full stack engineers, not only capable of building a solution, but owning the problem end to end. There is a tremendous amount of opportunity in front of us, and joining now gives you a chance to grow your career and interests as we succeed.


You will be part of a small team, with a large amount of ownership and responsibility for managing things directly. You will ship high quality solutions with a sense of urgency and speed. You will work closely with product managers, other teams, and both internal and external stakeholders, owning a large part of the process from problem understanding to shipping the solution. You will have the freedom to suggest and drive organization-wide initiatives.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or equivalent work experience Self-motivation and an enjoyment for a startup environment A blend of product, system, and people knowledge that lets you jump into a fast paced environment and contribute from day one Strong knowledge of common Web technology such as Ruby on Rails and/or Python and/or JavaScript frameworks (React, AngularJS, Ember or Backbone.js) An ability to balance a sense of urgency with shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions Extensive experience working with a large codebase and cross functional teams A strong sense of ownership


Interest or experience in distributed systems Strong ability to analyze data Experience with AI / learning / data modeling iOS / Android experience


Talented and collaborative coworkers who will both push and support you Market competitive salary, equity Medical, dental, vision benefits and 401(k) retirement plan Take what you need vacation (and we really mean it) 16 weeks maternity leave / 8 weeks paternity leave so you can truly bond with your child Complimentary Instacart express membership

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