Senior Android Engineer, Product Foundations



Software Engineering, Product
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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
At Instacart, we believe in fostering an environment where every employee can bring their authentic self to work and contribute to building a community that we're proud to be a part of. In this pivotal role, you'll have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on our Logistics team, driving innovation in the Android Shopper app and Product Foundations systems. The role requires working across the entire app codebase and your contributions will enable the entire mobile development team to work more efficiently and innovate on the future of the Shopper app.

About the Team
The Logistics Serving team is a horizontal group that powers the Logistics of Fulfillment, composed of three domains. The team’s Product Foundations domain focuses on foundational systems such as the state engine powering Shopper work, mobile platform systems, and client-server communication. The team’s Core Dispatch domain handles creating, managing, and offering unique and complex work for Shoppers. Lastly, the Geospatial domain handles ingestion, processing, and providing of complex geospatial data such as Shopper locations, customer service coverage, and more in service of matching shoppers with work, tracking order progress, and improving customer serviceability. Combined, the Logistics Serving team enables many product teams to successfully deliver their projects and features.

About the Job

  • ​​Architect, build, and maintain excellent Android applications with clean code.
  • Spearhead the development and roadmap of the Android Shopper app's foundations, ensuring stability, reliability and performance for both Shoppers and the development team.
  • Participate and drive adoption of new technologies, such as Jetpack Compose or coroutines.
  • Contribute to building out cutting-edge features as part of fulfillment logistics initiatives.
  • Envision new features and solutions that are inspired, considered, and forward thinking.
  • Own important pieces of the product that have high visibility both internally and externally.
  • Communicate and collaborate extensively across multiple teams and functions within the company to drive consensus, align goals, and achieve effective cross-functional outcomes.
  • Be empowered and responsible for planning, decision making, shipping, and maintaining your surface areas.

About You

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Android development experience with a proven track record of success.
  • Experience working on complex Android build pipelines
  • Proficient in performance optimization on Android platforms.
  • Expertise in Android development technologies, specifically Kotlin.
  • Solid understanding of both RxJava and Dagger.
  • Proven ability in rigorous unit testing and practical problem-solving.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, capable of collaborating and influencing cross-functional teams.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced proficiency in RxJava and Kotlin Coroutines.
  • Experience with monitoring and observability tools like Datadog.
  • Experience working with Android Location APIs and processing of location data
  • Experience working with Gradle
  • Experience writing database queries and analyzing data

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