Instacart is building the best way for people anywhere in the world to shop for groceries. Since Instacart started in 2012, we’ve launched same-day delivery in 200 US markets. We are laser focused on delivering groceries from your favorite stores right to your door. We now cover over 60% of US households and aim to have 80% coverage by the end 2018—that's 90 million households! From a technology point of view, the platform is complex, rapidly scaling and processing millions of transactions in real-time all of the time. Our technology coupled with operational expertise enables Instacart to deliver fresh groceries in as little as an hour. This is a difficult problem to master and we are making it happen. Every day, we solve incredibly hard problems to create an experience for our customers that is absolutely magical.

We're looking for an experienced manager to join our Data Engineering team, where we are constructing the backbone of our data driven culture by collecting and organizing structured and unstructured data in a scalable way. Our product and business teams are passionate about using data to drive their decisions and learn, and your team is the provider of this data. You'll work directly with product managers, software engineers, analysts and data scientists to align your teams' work with our critical product and business needs. We're a small team of data engineers that moves fast. Come join us!

Responsibilities

  • Your team will build data pipelines, architect the structure of the data, and be responsible for its quality
  • You will provide guidance for the goals of the team, and ensure they're moving the company forward
  • You will maintain a high bar for recruiting, hiring and performance of the engineering team
  • You will provide hands-on technical management, guidance, and support including system/design/code review
  • You will be responsible for the health of your teams' systems and technologies

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years experience managing a team of data engineers
  • Strong sense of ownership
  • The ability to balance business needs, a sense of urgency, and shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions
  • Expert level knowledge in programming (Python preferred), SQL, and data modeling
  • Willing and able to travel internationally based on job requirements

Desired

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or another cloud provider
  • Experience with Redshift, Spark and Big Data / Hadoop technologies
  • Strong understanding of how to build robust distributed systems
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Contributions to the technical community (e.g. open source, blogging, etc.)

Benefits

  • Talented and collaborative coworkers who will both push and support you
  • Market competitive salary, equity
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits
  • Take what you need vacation (and we really mean it)
  • 16 weeks maternity leave / 8 weeks paternity leave so you can truly bond with your child
  • Complimentary Instacart express membership

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