Engineering Manager, Ads Quality

Instacart, San Francisco, CA

Groceries and home essentials delivered from local stores in 1 hour



The mission of the Ads Quality is to drive the selection and ranking of ads across all placements and product lines. This team ensures we are prioritizing the best ad for a customer, page and context to deliver the highest engagement rate and best advertiser value. The right engineering leader will be building the future of how people interact with advertising in the relatively new online grocery space, touching many different technologies.


  • You will manage a team of full stack engineers (Rails, iOS, Android, web front-end, Go) focusing on ad quality and their placement and conversion
  • You will partner with many teams across both the Ads and Customers organizations in order to ultimately create great ad solutions
  • You will help prioritize work for your team, making difficult tradeoffs on design based on business constraints, ensuring on-time deliverables and high-quality software
  • You will provide hands-on technical management, guidance, and support including system/design/code review, and ultimately be responsible for the health of the systems your team builds
  • You will participate in interviewing, hiring decisions, on-boarding, and mentoring of new engineers with the goal of quickly making them productive members of your team
  • You will develop a team culture of ownership that reinforces the core values of Instacart!


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of experience managing a team of software engineers
  • A strong understanding of engineering systems and experience with full-stack development
  • The ability to balance business needs, a sense of urgency, and shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions while improving the overall organization’s impact
  • Knowledge of industry best practices for building large scale and highly reliable consumer applications
  • Strong analytical skills and a sense of ownership


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