Senior Software Engineer at Instacart

San Francisco, CA, United States of America

Posted on Mar 12 2015 (about 9 years ago)



About Instacart:

Instacart is building the best way for people to shop for groceries.

About the job:

Instacart is building the best way for people to shop for groceries. Whether on mobile or the web, you can order groceries and have them delivered to your doorstep in minutes. You can choose from a variety of stores like Whole Foods and Costco, as well as local grocers, and able to mix items from multiple stores into one order.

Every day, we solve incredibly hard problems to create an experience for our customers that is absolutely magical. Join us!

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Design, build, and implement software solutions to ensure Instacart’s ability to keep pace with our rapid business expansion
  • Building and maintaining our company’s software product delivery to enhance our customer’s experience, increase the number of Instacart users, and strengthen our brand in current and new markets
  • Independently conduct software analysis and development, to keep Instacart on the cutting edge of changing technologies and attract and retain our customers
  • Analyze software specifications and translate system requirements to task specifications for junior engineers
  • Responsible for independent analysis of current software, including performance, diagnosis and troubleshooting, and determining design solutions to problematic programming
  • Responsible for ongoing development and proofing software to develop needed changes to assure customer satisfaction
  • Responsible for ongoing software analysis in order to make recommendations which promote cost-effective measures
  • Test new software components; assists lower-level engineers with programming assignments
  • Search, summarize and keep the team abreast of strategic information for software improvements
  • Responsible for writing technical proposals for new software features

What You Should Already Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or equivalent
  • Demonstrable projects and results from 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Superior analytical skills and a strong sense of ownership in your work
  • Experience working with open source, cloud-based web and mobile platforms
  • Comfortable working both alone and in teams of various sizes
  • Self-motivated drive to build, launch and iterate on products under pressure

What We’ll Set You Up With

  • Competitive salary and equity, based on experience
  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage
  • Laptop and peripherals of your choice
  • A smorgasbord of food while you work
  • A fulfilling, challenging adventure of a work experience
  • An incredible team of hackers and hustlers

In your application, please include a short note about your background and interests, your Github username, and/or links to any projects that represent your skill set.


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