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Engineering @ Instacart

We’re the engineering team at Instacart — the leading online grocery platform in North America. We’re creating a world where everyone has access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together by working to deliver an essential service: same-day grocery delivery. As a member of our team, you’ll have the chance to impact our core products from day one while working on small, nimble, and cross-functional teams. Everything we do — 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 each night — has to take into consideration the connection between our retailers, consumers, and shoppers. We’re looking for people who are excited to take on these challenges with us.

How should candidates prepare for interviews?

What's hard about what you're building?

What makes the team effective?

Which company value resonates with you the most?

For the team to be more effective, what would need to improve?

What’s the most internally controversial decision you’ve made about your stack?

How does the team recognize good work?

What challenges are you most looking forward to in the next 12 months?

How has your perception of the company changed since you joined?

When you're interviewing candidates, are there red flags you keep an eye out for?

What's a problem you're in the process of solving?

What are the hours like and is remote work permitted?

How well do you pay compared to industry standards?

What's your connection to the product?

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