Instagram - Software Engineer, Android (Live Video)

(San Francisco, CA)

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We have over 800 million active accounts on Instagram, which means jobs here offer countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization. Instagram was built to strengthen relationships through shared experiences. Our app has played a critical part in forming meaningful communities where people can connect with each other and share what matters most to them.

Instagram Live has quickly become the largest real-time streaming platform in the world. As a Software Engineer on Live Video, you will help make Instagram the best place for people to connect more deeply with their friends or followers through shared, real-time experiences. We seek Android Engineers that are passionate about delivering great user experiences, by both optimizing stability and performance of existing functionality, as well as delivering brand new user-facing features and capabilities to the Live experience.


  • Help conceptualize, architect and implement new user-facing product features for Instagram Live.
  • Identify and execute on opportunities to improve performance and reliability (e.g. reducing crashes, latency improving accessibility) of existing Live Video product infrastructure.
  • Work closely with, and incorporate feedback from PMs, designers and other engineers.
  • Provide Android technical mentorship and guidance to team members and peers.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 4+ years experience building Android applications
  • 2+ years of experience working on consumer products
  • Experience in understanding large code bases, including API design techniques
  • Experience in product infrastructure improvements (such as performance, reliability, stability, modularization efforts)
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