Sr. Engineering Manager, Data Platform

3+ months agoRemote

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.


The Data Platform team is a newly-formed infrastructure team responsible for providing Instacart with cutting-edge self-serve data infrastructure to store and process many petabytes of data. Our systems are critical to many teams across the business including Ads, Fulfillment, Fraud, and more, as Instacart's data needs have scaled tremendously over the past few years.

Within Infrastructure, you will lead the Data Platform team as they work to architect and build a portfolio of data systems which support our critical business needs. You will ensure that the team is laser-focused on our internal customers, while also ensuring that we consistently stay ahead of technological trends in the fast-moving world of data and anticipate the future data requirements of the organization.


  • Lead a software engineering team that owns our most critical data infrastructure.
  • Build and mentor a high-performing team of software engineers with deep infrastructure and systems expertise.
  • Drive vision and strategy across all data infrastructure platforms at Instacart, and partner with platform engineering leaders across Instacart to influence priorities and create cohesive infrastructure roadmaps that span organizational boundaries.
  • Provide hands-on technical management, guidance, and support including system design and code review, and ultimately be responsible for the health of the systems our team builds.
  • Develop a team culture of ownership that reinforces the core values of Instacart.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience managing a team of engineers. 7+ years designing, building and operating large scale data systems.
  • Deep experience building systems with the modern data stack: Spark, Kafka, Flink or Spark Streaming, Snowflake, BigQuery or Presto/Trino, Airflow, Delta Lake or Iceberg, Pinot, etc.
  • A strong product mindset, balancing business needs, a sense of urgency, and shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience.


Accommodations & Accessibility

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Job ID: Instacart-2182784

Perks and Benefits

  • Financial And Retirement
    • 401(k)
    • company equity
    • relocation assistance
  • Health And Wellness
    • health reimbursement account
    • health insurance
    • dental insurance
    • vision insurance
    • life insurance
    • short-term disability
    • long-term disability
    • HSA account
    • wellness program
    • fitness subsidies
    • FSA account
  • Office Life And Perks
    • flexible work hours
    • remote work opportunities
    • commuter benefits program
    • casual dress
    • happy hours
    • snacks
    • some meals provided
    • diversity and inclusion program
    • company outings
  • Professional Development
    • shadowing opportunities
    • access to online courses
    • promote from within
    • learning and development stipend
  • Vacation And Time Off
    • leave of absence
    • unlimited vacation
    • personal/sick days
    • maternity leave
    • paternity leave

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