Engineering Manager, Infrastructure

Instacart, San Francisco

Groceries and home essentials delivered from local stores in 1 hour

Every few years, a company appears that transforms an industry. Instacart has the chance to be one of those companies, and you could be one of the early people that shape Instacart. We're changing how people shop for groceries.

We're looking for an experienced manager to join our infrastructure team. We're a small team that moves fast. We code mostly in Python and our infrastructure runs on Amazon Web Services. Come join us!


  • You will support multiple multidisciplinary teams focused on a business domain
  • You will provide guidance for the goals of the teams, and ensure they're moving the company forward
  • You will develop the engineering talent on those teams
  • You will maintain a high bar for recruiting, hiring and performance of the engineering team
  • You will provide hands-on technical management, guidance, and support including system/design/code review
  • You will improve the productivity of the teams
  • You will be responsible for the health of your teams' systems and technologies


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years experience managing a team of software engineers
  • Strong sense of ownership
  • The ability to balance business needs, a sense of urgency, and shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions
  • Knowledge of industry best practices for security and reliability


  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or another cloud provider
  • Experience with Postgres, Redis, Memcached, and Elasticsearch
  • Strong understanding of how to build robust distributed systems
  • Strong knowledge of common Web technology such as Ruby on Rails, Python or JavaScript frameworks
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Contributions to the technical community (e.g. open source, blogging, etc.)

Please include a few sentences on:

  • Why you're excited to be an engineering manager at Instacart specifically
  • How you think about the responsibilities of infrastructure engineers in comparison to product engineers
  • What you would do to make your new team successful

About Instacart

You can choose from a variety of local stores including Whole Foods, Safeway, Costco, Mariano's and many more, as well as being able to mix items from multiple stores into one order. Every day, we solve incredibly hard problems to create an experience for our customers that is nothing short of magical. 

Want to learn more about Instacart? Visit https://careers.instacart.com/