Software Engineer, Data

San Francisco, CA - Remote

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Posted 1 month ago

We're transforming the grocery industry

Instacart is the North American leader in online grocery and one of the fastest-growing companies in e-commerce. Since 2012, we’ve been working towards creating a world where everyone has access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together. 

Groceries delivered to your door in as little as an hour. It seems simple, right? Well, it’s more complex than that. From re-routing deliveries during snowstorms, to connecting customers with coupons and deals for their favorite brands, to updating over half a billion grocery data lines every night...our efforts bring Instacart closer to being the operating system for the grocery industry.

Solving these problems is what helps our customers get back time in their day, so they can do more of what they love.

Introducing Our Hybrid Working Model

As the future of work evolves, so do we. We have a hybrid model where our roles are open to in-office, flex, or remote work.  Learn more about our flexible approach to where we work.


At Instacart, our mission is to create a world where everyone has access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together. Millions of customers every year use Instacart to buy their groceries online, and the Data Engineering team is building the critical data pipelines that underpin all of the myriad of ways that data is used across Instacart to support our customers.


On the Data Engineering team at Instacart, our mission is to provide everyone at Instacart with simple access to timely, correct, and reliable data. You’ll collaborate with Infrastructure, Data Scientists, Analysts, and many other teams across Instacart. The team manages petabytes of data used by hundreds of people across the company for the core product, machine learning, reporting, analysis, and much more.

  • 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 engineers 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.


  • Proficiency with SQL; knowledge of a data processing language (such as R or Python).
  • Adept at fluently communicating with many cross-functional stakeholders to derive requirements and design shared datasets.
  • A strong sense of ownership, and 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, computer engineering, electrical engineering OR equivalent work experience.
  • 7+ years of working experience in a Data Engineering or Data Science role, with a focus on building data pipelines; We are hiring for all levels.


Job tags: Cross-functional E-commerce Machine Learning Python SQL
Job region(s): North America
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