Software Engineer, Data

| San Francisco
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OVERVIEW

 

We're looking for experienced Data 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 building enterprise grade solutions for our retailer partners to help them understand their customers better. Our platform is complex, rapidly scaling and processing millions of transactions in real-time all the time. 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.

ABOUT THE JOB

  • Be part of a small team, with a large amount of ownership and responsibility for managing things directly.
  • Ship high-quality solutions with a sense of urgency and speed.
  • Architect, develop, test and maintain big data pipelines and processing systems
  • Collaborate with Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers and Software Engineers and provide recommendations and actionable strategies for performance enhancements and development of best practices
  • Own a large part of the process to enforce data governance and privacy while improving data quality and reliability
  • Have the freedom to suggest and drive organization-wide initiatives

 

ABOUT YOU

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent work experience
  • A blend of product, system and people knowledge that lets you jump into a fast paced environment and contribute from day one
  • Experience with big data tools and databases (Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Presto, Snowflake, PostgreSQL)
  • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools (Snowplow, Azkaban, Luigi, Airflow, etc)
  • Strong programming skills in Python and/or Go
  • Extensive experience working with large codebases and cross-functional teams
  • Experience with cloud native infrastructure (AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, etc)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to effectively collaborate with diverse teams.
  • Ability to balance a sense of urgency with shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions
  • Experience in distributed systems and scale
  • Experience with AI/Machine Learning/Data Modeling
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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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