Data Scientist - Marketplace Dynamics

United States - Remote

We're transforming the grocery industry

At Instacart, we invite the world to share love through food because we believe everyone should have access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together. Where others see a simple need for grocery delivery, we see exciting complexity and endless opportunity to serve the varied needs of our community. We work to deliver an essential service that customers rely on to get their groceries and household goods, while also offering safe and flexible earnings opportunities to Instacart Personal Shoppers.

Instacart has become a lifeline for millions of people, and we’re building the team to help push our shopping cart forward. If you’re ready to do the best work of your life, come join our table.

Instacart is a Flex First team

There’s no one-size fits all approach to how we do our best work. Our employees have the flexibility to choose where they do their best work—whether it’s from home, an office, or your favorite coffee shop—while staying connected and building community through regular in-person events. Learn more about our flexible approach to where we work.


About the Role

The Marketplace Dynamics data science group investigates foundational and applied problems at the core of Instacart’s marketplace and fulfillment business. Data scientists in Marketplace Dynamics are spread across the Logistics, Shopper Pay & Incentives, and Marketplace Coordination teams. They tackle analytical, experimental, and inferential problems to understand and expand the efficient frontiers of a balanced, sustainable, and resilient multi-sided marketplace. Data scientists work closely with Machine Learning and Operations Research Engineers, Product Managers, and policy partners to iterate marketplace systems, develop new products, and improve experimentation capabilities.

About the Team

You will join a growing data science team and will take on challenging and impactful problems, transforming how people buy groceries every day. You will be embedded within our data-driven product team as a trusted partner to inform and build product improvements that propel angle-changing growth. We’re looking for a self-driven, strategic thinker who can hit the ground running to ultimately influence decision-making across the entire organization.


  • Own analytical frameworks that guide the product roadmap
  • Design rigorous experiments and interpret results to draw detailed and actionable conclusions 
  • Develop statistical models to extract trends, measure results, and predict future performance of our product
  • Build simulations and model scenarios to project impact of various product and policy interventions
  • Leverage …
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