Senior Engineering Manager, Storage Platform - 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 TEAM -  Come join the leadership team of Instacart’s Infrastructure Pillar! The Storage Platform team is responsible for designing, building, and operating our next generation of storage solutions that the entire organization builds and runs on. You will be responsible for the long term architecture of these systems. As part of that you will be responsible for establishing the best platform components and leading the company to choose the right storage solutions for the problem domain. You will work closely with all of our internal tech pillars to help them scale and deliver their services. The Storage Platform team is also responsible for making sure we have high uptime and will work across all of Engineering to set up processes, policies, and automation to ensure our systems remain highly available & reliable. You will be the thought leader on operational best practices for storage




  • You build for our internal customers, define the roadmap and help prioritize work for your team, making difficult tradeoffs on design based on business constraints, ensuring on-time deliverables and high-quality software.
  • You will provide hands-on technical management, guidance, and support  and ultimately be responsible for the health of the systems and tools your team builds.
  • You will participate in interviewing, hiring decisions, on-boarding, and mentoring of new engineers with the goal of quickly making them productive members of your team.
  • You will develop a team culture of ownership that reinforces the core values of Instacart!




Minimum Qualifications

  • An inspirational and effective leader in a fast-paced environment with the ability to be highly adaptive.
  • 5+ years of experience managing a team of Senior & Staff Software Engineers
  • The ability to balance business needs, a sense of urgency, and shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions
  • Experience with full-stack development and operating in a large Cloud infrastructure provider (i.e. AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Experience with operating distributed data storage systems at scale, both RDBMS and NoSQL solutions
  • Strong analytical skills and an even stronger sense of ownership



Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in Computer Science or related field 
  • Experience with AWS

Instacart provides highly market-competitive compensation and benefits in each location where our employees work. This role is remote and the base pay range for a successful candidate is dependent on their permanent work location. Please review our Flex First remote work policy here.

Offers may vary based on many factors, such as candidate experience and skills required for the role. This role also includes a Sales Incentive Plan. Additionally, this role is eligible for a new hire equity grant as well as annual refresh grants. Please read more about our benefits offerings here

For US based candidates, the base pay ranges for a successful candidate are listed below.

WA$245,000—$272,000 USDOR, DE, ME, MA, MD, NH, RI, VT, DC, PA, VA, CO, TX, IL, HI$234,000—$260,000 USDAll other states$212,000—$235,000 USDCA, NY, CT, NJ$255,000—$283,000 USD Apply