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Senior Software Engineer, Marketing Enablement

Instacart

Instacart

Marketing & Communications, Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 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.

Overview

About the Role

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.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in transforming the grocery industry by enhancing our platform's search visibility, improving our outreach, and ensuring that millions of people can access the food they love effortlessly. This position involves tackling complex problems with innovative solutions that enhance user experience and drive significant business results. Your work will directly influence the efficiency and effectiveness of our shopping platform, making everyday essentials accessible to a broader audience.

About the Team

As part of the small but mighty Marketing Technology team, within our broader marketing organization, SEO at Instacart plays a crucial role. SEO at Instacart is a dynamic team, with a huge impact on our business. We operate with a "Flex First" approach. This means you'll have the flexibility to work from your preferred environment, with regular opportunities to connect in person. Our team is pivotal in driving traffic and user engagement through strategic initiatives across millions of web pages, influencing customer journeys at every stage. By collaborating with various internal teams and adapting to evolving business needs, you will contribute to a crucial aspect of our overarching business strategy and have the opportunity to work across many areas of our product in a manner that directly impacts customer experience.

About the Job

In your role as Senior Software Engineer, you will:

  • Design and develop: Build high-quality product features focused on enhancing search engine optimization and the user experience.
  • Collaborate effectively: Work closely with product managers, designers, and data scientists to define and execute project requirements.
  • Optimize and scale: Ensure system designs are scalable and robust to support our growing user base and data needs.
  • Innovate and improve: Regularly propose and lead new initiatives that enhance both organizational efficiency and product excellence.
  • Data handling: Develop efficient data pipelines and data models to ensure the collection and delivery of quality data.

About You

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of relevant technology experience, particularly in distributed systems.
  • Demonstrable skill and experience with Python, Ruby, React, PostgreSQL, or Go.
  • Proven ability to manage projects end-to-end with significant autonomy.
  • Strong collaborator with a growth mindset, open to feedback and learning.
  • Experience working in large-scale marketplaces, e-commerce, or companies with high-traffic apps.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the startup environment, particularly in fast-paced settings.
  • Advanced knowledge in data engineering, including data pipelines and NoSQL databases.
  • Familiarity with big data technologies such as Apache Spark, Airflow, and Hadoop.
  • Prior experience working closely with marketing teams and direct involvement in SEO.

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
$192,000$245,000 USD
WA
$184,000$235,000 USD
OR, DE, ME, MA, MD, NH, RI, VT, DC, PA, VA, CO, TX, IL, HI
$176,000$225,000 USD
All other states
$159,000$203,000 USD