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Senior Engineering Manager, Growth Platform

Instacart

Instacart

Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Sales & Business Development
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 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 Engineering Manager at Instacart, you will steer the Treatment Serving team within our Growth Platform department. Your leadership will be pivotal in driving the operational excellence and stability of our systems that facilitate all marketing and incentive spend, impacting hundreds of millions in expenditures. By aligning with Instacart's core values such as "Go Far Together" and "Roll Up Your Sleeves," you will play a crucial role in fostering innovation and scalability through impactful projects and leading-edge technology.

About the Team

The Treatment Serving team is at the heart of Instacart’s growth operations, managing promotions and incentive strategies that drive customer engagement and company growth. Recent achievements include transitioning to a robust AI-powered platform and integrating strategic partnerships, like with Uber, to enhance our promotional capabilities.

About the Job

In your role as Senior Engineering Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Define and communicate the strategic direction for the team.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of the roadmap, aligning with company goals.
  • Manage sprints and project deliveries, ensuring high standards and timely completion.
  • Mentor and support team members for personal and professional growth.
  • Foster strong collaboration with peers and key stakeholders across the organization.
  • Lead the recruitment and hiring processes to build a high-performing team.

About You

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proven track record with 10+ as a hands-on technical leader, preferably at a Staff+ level in a similar industry.
  • 2+ years of experience managing teams of software engineers of 10 or more
  • Strong background in backend development; experience with frontend and mobile is advantageous.
  • Ability to craft and execute strategic plans that align with business objectives.
  • Highly structured and proactive communication capabilities.
  • Experience in staffing, mentoring, and leading engineering teams to success.
  • Experience working with product managers, EM peers, and senior ICs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, effective cross-functional leadership.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field.
  • Aptitude for creative problem-solving and implementing scalable solutions.

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.

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