Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Instacart

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OVERVIEW

We're looking for experienced machine learning engineers to join our fast moving team. We work on a range of interesting and challenging problems, from making sure deliveries are efficient and on-time to helping customers decide what to buy. Machine learning is at the heart of this effort and an essential ingredient in Instacart's aggressive growth plan and vision for the future.

We love machine learning engineers who are motivated not only by researching new solutions, but by owning the problem end to end. There is tremendous opportunity in front of us, and joining now gives you a chance to grow your career and interests as we succeed.

ABOUT THE JOB

  • You will be dedicated to a small cross-discipline product team, with tremendous ownership and responsibility for managing things directly.
  • You will be an active member of an internal community of data scientists, operations research scientists and machine learning engineers sharing learnings, best practices and research across many domains.
  • You will ship high quality solutions with a sense of urgency and speed.
  • You will work closely with engineers, 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.

ABOUT YOU

  • 3+ years of industry experience using machine learning to solve real-world problems with large datasets
  • A graduate degree in artificial intelligence, machine learning or equivalent self study and experience
  • Self-motivation and a strong sense of ownership
  • A blend of data engineering, machine learning and product innovation skills that let you jump into a fast paced environment and contribute from day one
  • Strong programming skills in Python and fluency in data manipulation (SQL, Spark, Pandas) and machine learning (scikit-learn, XGBoost, Keras/Tensorflow) tools
  • An ability to balance a sense of urgency with shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions
  • Extensive experience building scalable machine learning systems and data-driven products working with cross functional teams
  • Willing and able to travel internationally based on job requirements
  • Expertise in machine learning for search optimization, discovery driven recommendations, or advertising optimization
  • Expertise in natural language and/or image processing for e-commerce catalog quality, enrichment and optimization
  • Expertise in combining machine learning and operations research to solve optimal routing or inventory management problems
  • Expertise with deep learning methods and their practical application at scale

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Technology we use

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    • RubyLanguages
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    • GoLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

Instacart SF (our HQ) is located in the Embarcadero district—a major transit hub with views of the Ferry Building, Treasure Island, and more.

An Insider's view of Instacart

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Family—its what I think of when someone asks me about the Instacart Finance team. It is ACCR-UAL world out there but all of us have each other’s back!

Sachin

Payroll Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Our team is hyper-focused on delivering value to our enterprise customers. We are shaking up the grocery industry and every day brings a new challenge. There's never a dull moment on the technical delivery team!

Nicola

Technical Project Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Instacart has given me the opportunity to grow my career significantly over the last 5 years. I started as an In-store shopper, became a Shift Lead, was promoted to Site Manager. Eventually, I transitioned into a new role on my current team at HQ and am expanding my coding skills with Carrot University, our internal coding bootcamp.

Annabel

Shopper Community Lead, Field Operations

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

"I love being a part of the Care team because we genuinely care about the customers that use our platform and our employees who work hard to ensure a great experience. I get to play an integral role in helping us turn our Care vision into reality."

Kiha

Human Resources Director, Care

What are some things you learned at the company?

As a large company that is growing quickly, there is still a huge appetite for trying new things; in fact, it's the expectation. There is no 'cookie-cutter' approach.

Tonci

Senior Technical Recruiter

What are Instacart Perks + Benefits

Instacart Benefits Overview

Health & Wellbeing
At Instacart we offer generous employer contributions to healthcare for comprehensive medical, dental, vision and mental health. From flu-shot clinics to “take what you need” time off, we provide a holistic approach to supporting our employees' physical and emotional well being.

Family
We believe in supporting every parent within the Instacart family. Paid parental leave, a grocery credit, and sweet baby swag are offered to new parents. We aim to support parents returning to work with on-site Mother’s Rooms, our Parents @ ERG, and events like Bring Your Child to Work Day.

Food
We donut take food (or food puns) lightly at here Instacart. From giving all employees a free Instacart Express membership to celebrating milestones and cultural heritage months with food, to hosting a monthly AMA with our CEO called "the Scoop" (featuring scoops of ice cream), food is baked into our daily lives.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Feeding America
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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