Machine Learning Engineer, Instacart

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SQL
Python
Tensorflow
Spark
Pandas
Scikit-Learn
Keras
Mid level
Remote in Canada
Instacart

Online grocery marketplace & grocery tech platform

Open for applications

Instacart

Online grocery marketplace & grocery tech platform

1001+ employees

B2CB2BArtificial IntelligenceEnterpriseMarketplaceFoodAnalyticsComputer VisionSaaSMobileAdvertisingDelivery

Open for applications

Salary not provided
SQL
Python
Tensorflow
Spark
Pandas
Scikit-Learn
Keras
Mid level
Remote in Canada

1001+ employees

B2CB2BArtificial IntelligenceEnterpriseMarketplaceFoodAnalyticsComputer VisionSaaSMobileAdvertisingDelivery

Company mission

To create a world where everyone has access to the food they love and have more time to enjoy it together.

Company mission

To create a world where everyone has access to the food they love and have more time to enjoy it together.

Top investors

Few candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

7% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Instacart is an online grocery marketplace that operates a pick-up and delivery system in the US and Canada. Unlike standard grocery shopping, Instacart sends a “personal shopper” to your local store to buy your products, who then delivers them straight to your door on the same day via their own car. The company also supplies the Instacart Platform, with services for stores encompassing eCommerce, fulfilment, in-store, ads, and insights.

The increased modernization of society has meant more than ever that consumers are looking to buy their groceries online, making space for apps like Instacart to become daily life staples for years to come. Although the company must compete with other grocery store delivery services, such as Walmart’s own, it has expanded to cover large percentages of US and Canadian households, and is now aligned with over 900 retail banners across more than 75,000 locations.

Instacart's software offerings signify the company's focus on tech, designed to move it away from its dependence on the gig economy. To this end, the company has acquired FoodStorm, an order management system that powers end-to-end order-ahead and catering, integrating its technology into its enterprise suite. Despite an IPO in September 2023, market downturns have necessitated a 7% workforce cut in 2024, focused on middle management and creating a flatter organisational structure. With a new streamlined workforce, here's to hoping Instacart can maintain its momentum.

Benefits

  • Flexible Time Off: We all recharge differently. Take the time you need with our flexible time off policy and company-wide Self-Checkouts where we encourage everyone to sign off.
  • Family Building Benefits: No matter where you are in your family journey, we support you. Our plans cover modern family planning for all. We offer leave for all parents, flexible working schedules and an active Parents@ community.
  • Learning & Development: Whether you're just starting your career or leading teams, we provide customized L&D programs to help you grow and an annual allowance to pursue your development.
  • Instacart Express Membership: We help keep your fridge stocked. Unlock grocery discounts with our Instacart Beta app while testing our latest features.
  • Wellness Tailored to You: Medical, dental, vision, retirement, life & disability coverage right alongside physical & mental wellness programs, memberships and stipends to keep you and your family feeling your best.
  • Four Year Fill-Up: We encourage our tenured employees to take longer breaks and truly unplug by doing something they love – typically four consecutive weeks around the four year mark.
  • Work From Home Stipend: We help outfit your WFH setup and offer reimbursements so you can be your most productive while at home.
  • Future Planning: We have you covered as you plan for your future. 401(k) matching in the US and RRSP in Canada, student loan assistance through Peanut Butter, free Rocket Lawyer membership, SoFi & First Republic financial planning and more.
  • Community Connection: Support the communities you care about with volunteer weeks and get involved with our social impact program, Instacart Serves.

Company values

  • Go far together
  • Roll up your sleeves
  • Grow the pie
  • Put it all on the table
  • Serve generously

Funding (last 2 of 14 rounds)

Nov 2021

$232m

LATE VC

Mar 2021

$265m

LATE VC

Total funding: $2.9bn

This company has top investors

Founders

Apoorva Mehta

(Co-Founder & Chairman)

Studied Electrical Engineering at University of Waterloo. Worked in Fulfillment Optimisation SDE at Amazon.com before going on to co-found Instacart.

Brandon Leonardo

(Co-Founder)

Interned at Cisco Systems as an IT Engineer. Later became a Senior Web Developer at Webs and then a Venture Hacker at Angel List.

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