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Android Engineer, Enterprise Fulfillment



Software Engineering
Canada · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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 an Android Engineer II within our dynamic Enterprise Fulfillment team, you will have the unique opportunity to make a substantial impact on our core mission to empower retailers with cutting-edge fulfillment products and services. By developing an intuitive Android application, you will be enhancing the efficiency and quality of grocery delivery services used by shoppers worldwide. This pivotal role not only supports our vision to transform the grocery delivery landscape but also aligns with our commitment to innovative solutions and a seamless user experience.

About the Team

Our Enterprise Fulfillment org is at the forefront of Instacart's strategic efforts, delivering sophisticated fulfillment solutions to our retailer partners. This team is essential for developing technology that underpins scalable, efficient, and cost-effective grocery delivery services. As a part of this team, you will work alongside other skilled engineers to build and refine systems that improve the shopping experience, directly contributing to the success and growth of Instacart's network.

About the Job

In this role, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and enhancing an Android app used by shoppers for efficient grocery picking and delivery.
  • Optimizing the performance of the app to handle scalability and maintain high responsiveness.
  • Employing robust unit testing practices to ensure app reliability and quality.Integrating and maintaining advanced features using RxJava, Kotlin coroutines, and Android Jetpack libraries such as Composed, Room, and MVVM.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features.
  • Participating in code reviews to maintain high development standards.

About You

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of Android development experience.
  • Proactive, motivated, and self-driven individual.
  • Strong expertise in performance optimization on Android platforms.
  • Solid proficiency in Android development technologies including Kotlin and Java.
  • Familiarity with RxJava and Kotlin coroutines.
  • Knowledge of Android Jetpack libraries and frameworks: Compose, Room, MVVM.
  • Experience with rigorous unit testing practices.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and dive deep into complex challenges.
  • Effective communication and leadership skills, with the ability to collaborate and influence cross-functional teams.Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with embedded Android systems and hardware.
  • Expertise in RxJava and Kotlin coroutines.
  • Experience using monitoring and observability tools like Datadog.
  • Advanced skills in profiling and performance optimization.