We're transforming the grocery industry

Instacart is the North American leader in online grocery and one of the fastest-growing companies in e-commerce. Since 2012, we’ve been working towards creating a world where everyone has access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together. 

Groceries delivered to your door in as little as an hour. It seems simple, right? Well, it’s more complex than that. From re-routing deliveries during snowstorms, to connecting customers with coupons and deals for their favorite brands, to updating over half a billion grocery data lines every night...our efforts bring Instacart closer to being the operating system for the grocery industry.

OVERVIEW

As a Product Specialist, you will draw on customer-facing skills, relationship building skills and technical acumen to help our shoppers and customers have successful experiences on the platform. You will serve as a liaison between engineering and Care by effectively communicating customer needs and pain points. This role is for highly motivated and self-directed individuals, seeking an impactful role aimed at revolutionizing the way consumers shop for groceries and more. Responsibilities include developing strong partnerships with cross-functional partners such as Engineering, Product Operation Managers and more to help facilitate platform improvements.

ABOUT THE JOB

  • Triage and drive resolution on incoming support tickets for product issues, owning the follow-up on action items and leveraging these incidents as areas of improvement and growth identifiers.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for Engineering and Care teams during active bug incidents and/or outages.
  • Work with cross-functional partners to properly plan and execute product changes and process building as it relates to these changes.
  • Own the overall success and feedback loop management of new features/enhancements and bug fixes, being the technical point of contact for investigating and triaging platform functionality.
  • Consistently review technical performance (i.e. subcase spikes) and overall bug management.
  • Regularly engage with Engineers and Product Operation Managers, collaborating on ways to enhance or improve the customer experience.
  • Lead status update meetings around bugs and incident severity/impact, creating awareness for leadership and peers, of relevant issues negatively impacting the customer experience. 
  • Develop expertise in the products you support and maintain up-to-date knowledge of Instacart’s product and platform changes.
  • Assist with lightweight deep dive analysis as needed; to better understand trends in customer behavior, potential pain points and opportunity areas/product recommendations

ABOUT YOU

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field or 4+ years of equivalent practical experience in a technical support role
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Practical hands on SQL experience
  • Critical and inquisitive thinker that is able to take complex problems and break them down into actionable pieces
  • Ability to operate seamlessly in a fast-paced, agile environment

 

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