Instagram - Software Engineer, iOS (Stories)

Instagram is a global community of more than 1 billion, which means jobs here offer countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization. Instagram was built to connect people to the people and interests they love. 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 Stories team gives people a fun, creative and low pressure way to share their moments throughout each day to strengthen relationships with friends and followers. The team partners closely with product, design, and data to continue to innovate and inspire people to produce more. Our focus areas for the team include creative tools, audience comfort, feedback and interactivity.


  • Work closely with our product and design teams to build and maintain features for the Stories Product.
  • Build reusable iOS Software components to support the stories format through Instagram.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams such as design and data to improve the Stories experience.
  • Knowledge of object-oriented software development
  • Experience building applications for the iPhone or iPad using Objective-C / C++ with Cocoa and other frameworks
  • Mobile application development experience at the user interface and system levels
  • Experience debugging large code bases
  • Experience designing and maintaining APIs
  • Experience with multithreaded programming
  • Experience writing unit tests and testable code
  • Experience with iOS SDK performance tools and optimization techniques
  • Problem solving, critical thinking and communication experience
  • B.S. or M.S. Computer Science or 4+ years in software development experience

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