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Android Engineer, Caper

Instacart

Instacart

Software Engineering
Canada · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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.

Overview

About the Role - As an Android Engineer at Instacart's subsidiary, Caper.ai, you will play a pivotal role in advancing our AI solutions for brick-and-mortar stores, revolutionizing the in-store shopping experience. Your expertise in developing customer-facing Android applications will directly contribute to blending online conveniences with offline retail operations. This role is not just about coding but innovating and learning within a team that is at the forefront of retail technology. By collaborating with cross-functional teams including product managers, designers, data scientists, and engineers, you will craft systems that not only meet current demands but also drive future growth.

About the Team - Caper.ai, a dynamic arm of Instacart, focuses on AI and computer vision technologies to transform shopping with the Caper Cart—our AI-powered smart shopping cart. This product features an array of integrated technologies such as scales, sensors, and computer vision, reducing the need for extensive store modifications while enabling a seamless retail experience. As part of the Instacart Platform Connected Stores initiative, our team is dedicated to making retail more accessible and efficient, building solutions that are cost-effective and widely adopted in the market.

About the Job

In this role, you will:

Design, and develop scalable and robust Android applications that integrate with our cutting-edge AI technologies.Support performance improvements and optimizations for our Android applications to enhance user experience.Work with a large team of senior Android engineers to build custom features for retailersCollaborate with QA teams to guide and support cart automation efforts.Uphold code quality through active contribution to development practices, ensuring performance and adherence to coding standards.

About You

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of Android development experience.Demonstrated proactive, motivated, and self-driven work ethic.
  • Proficiency in Android development tools and languages, including Kotlin and Java.
  • Familiarity with Kotlin coroutines.
  • Comfortable using Android Jetpack components like Compose, Room, and MVVM architecture.
  • Effective communication skills with experience collaborating with and engineering team
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer science, Software Engineering, or equivalent practical experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with embedded Android systems or IoT devices.
  • Proficiency with Kotlin coroutines.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and observability tools such as Datadog.
  • Long-term maintenance experience on substantial codebases.