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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

We are looking for an experienced Senior Full Stack Engineer to join our team and help develop the future of Search, using a combination of frontend technologies, large language-backed systems, and a strong product sense. As part of this role, you will be responsible for the design and development of the most utilized surface in the app, leveraging cutting edge technologies in close collaboration with cross-functional partners on product, design, and machine learning.

About the Team

The Instacart App team focuses on the end customer, building technology and experiences to enrich their everyday lives and make the act of grocery shopping easier and more joyful. Within that space, the Search team is focused on the application of Information Retrieval and Large Language Models (LLMs) to transform the shopping experience and build out previously unimaginable features. Within Search, the LLM-focused Ask Instacart squad is currently operating as a tiger team to iterate quickly and bring these experiences from the lab to market.


  • Lead the technical aspects of software development projects, taking ownership of the entire software development lifecycle.
  • Collaborate with product managers and other stakeholders to define project requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Architect, design, and develop scalable and robust full stack applications using cutting-edge technologies and best practices. Identify technical risks and develop mitigation strategies to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to the development team, ensuring code quality, performance, and adherence to coding standards.
  • Stay up to date with emerging technologies and industry trends, and assess their potential applications within our projects. Actively contribute to the development and enhancement of coding standards, development processes, and tools.


Minimum Qualifications

  • 6+ years of software development experience
  • Proactive, motivated and self-driven.
  • An ability to balance a sense of urgency with shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions
  • Experience working with a large codebase on a cross functional team
  • Solid expertise in web development technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and modern frameworks (e.g., React, Angular, Vue.js).
  • Proficiency in server-side technologies such as Ruby (on Rails), gRPC, Node.js, and Python
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases, and the ability to design efficient database schemas.
  • Strong analytical and debugging skills
  • 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 work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven experience as a Senior Full Stack Engineer, with a strong focus on both frontend and backend development, and a track record of successfully leading technical teams and projects.
  • Experience building search or information discovery interfaces for web applications.


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.

$221,000-$245,000 USD

$212,000-$235,000 USD

$203,000-$225,000 USD

All other states
$183,000-$203,000 USD

Company name: Instacart
Remote job title: Senior Software Engineer , Search
Job tags: Frontend Web Development, Python, AngularJS

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