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Senior Android Engineer, Ads Solutions



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024

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

As a Senior Android Engineer at Instacart, you will spearhead the development of our Android applications catering to our business users. With over 1 million businesses relying on Instacart, your work will be pivotal in scaling and enhancing the mobile experience to meet the unique needs of this segment. This role involves driving the architecture, design, and implementation of Android applications, ensuring they deliver high performance and robust reliability that our business users require. Your contributions will directly impact Instacart's growth in the B2B sector, setting the stage for how businesses interact with Instacart at scale.

About the Team

You will be joining a dynamic team that operates like a startup within Instacart, dedicated to harnessing the vast potential of business users. As the first Android engineer on this newly established team, you will play a foundational role in defining the future of the 'Instacart Business' platform. Your leadership will guide the Android development efforts, driving innovation and excellence. This team, composed of top engineers from across the company, is instrumental in transforming how over a million businesses engage with Instacart, with a clear target to double this engagement.

About the Job

  • Architect, build, and maintain excellent Android applications with clean code.
  • Implement pixel perfect UIs that match designs.
  • Integrate with backend services to make sure we are delivering a great mobile user experience that is super-fast for end users.
  • Own important pieces of the product that has high visibility both internally and externally.
  • Envision new products and features that are inspired, considered, and forward thinking.
  • Lead the entire software development cycle from ideation to deployment and everything in between.
  • Communicate and collaborate extensively across multiple teams and functions within the company to drive consensus, align goals, and achieve effective cross-functional outcomes.
  • Engage in the full spectrum of the development lifecycle and collaborate with a wide array of business units to deliver solutions that are of the highest quality and usability.

About You

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Android development experience.
  • Proficient in performance optimization on Android.
  • Expertise in Android development technologies, including Kotlin and Java.
  • Experience with Android Jetpack libraries and frameworks such as Compose, Room, and MVVM.
  • Solid understanding of both RxJava and Kotlin Coroutines.
  • Proven ability in rigorous unit testing and practical problem-solving.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, capable of collaborating and influencing cross-functional teams.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced proficiency in RxJava and Kotlin Coroutines.
  • Experience with monitoring and observability tools like Datadog.
  • Skilled in profiling and performance optimization on mobile platforms.
  • Adaptability and willingness to wear multiple hats in a startup environment.

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. 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.

$192,000$213,000 USD
$184,000$204,000 USD
$176,000$196,000 USD
All other states
$159,000$177,000 USD