Software Engineer

Instacart in San Francisco, CA

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
OVERVIEW

Our backend systems power the clients used by millions of customers every year to buy their groceries online. These systems must also support tight integration with the largest retailers in the US and Canada. Engineering at Instacart provides the opportunity to work on challenging scaling problems while also designing the features that will define our industry. You will learn how to build in an open collaborative environment serving millions of requests daily.

ABOUT THE JOB

You will be part of a small team, with a large amount of ownership and autonomy for managing things directly.

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 ship high quality, scalable and robust solutions with a sense of urgency.

You will have the freedom to suggest and drive organization-wide initiatives.

Instacart's technology is constantly changing and adapting. Some of the technologies you would use at Instacart include:

Ruby

Python

Postgres

Elasticsearch

Cassandra

Snowflake

If you have experience with these technologies, you will have the opportunity to dive deeper. If you haven't used these technologies you will have the chance to learn from the collective experience of our team.

ABOUT YOU

Self-motivation and an enjoyment for a startup environment

A strong sense of ownership

Strong knowledge of common back-end Web technologies (such as Ruby on Rails, Python, etc) in a production environment

An ability to balance a sense of urgency with shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions

Experience working with a large codebase on a cross functional team.

Strong knowledge of SQL

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, computer engineering, electrical engineering OR equivalent work experience

ABOUT INSTACART

Founded in 2012, Instacart is a leader in North American online groceries and one of the fastest-growing companies in e-commerce. Our same-day delivery and pickup services bring everyday essentials and fresh groceries to consumers in the U.S. and Canada in as fast as an hour. We have partnered with more than 300 beloved national, regional and local retailers to deliver from more than 20,000 stores across more than 5,500 cities in North America.

We believe that great people are the ingredients for success. We like to think that we are like a potluck—everyone brings something new, different and flavorful to the table. We believe that just as meals are best shared together, success is best shared together. Our mix of thoughtful, inventive and neighborly employees work together to deliver our common goal: to make grocery shopping effortless for everyone. If this resonates with you, then Instacart just might be the place for you. Welcome home.

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