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Helping customers get their groceries, even when they can't leave the house

Senior Data Scientist

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You will be joining a growing data science team and will tackle some of the most challenging and impactful problems that are transforming how people buy groceries every day. You will be embedded within our data-driven product team as a trusted partner in uncovering barriers in the product’s usability and utilize these insights to inform product improvements that drive angle-changing growth. We’re looking for a self-driven, strategic thinker who can hit the ground running to ultimately influence decision-making across the entire organization.


  • Own analytical frameworks that guide the product roadmap
  • Design rigorous experiments and interpret results to draw detailed and actionable conclusions
  • Develop statistical models to extract trends, measure results, and predict future performance of our product
  • Build simulations to project impact of various product and policy interventions
  • Enable objective decision making across the company by democratizing data through dashboards and other analytical tools
  • Use expertise in causal inference, machine learning, complex systems modeling, behavioral decision theory etc. to shape the future of Instacart
  • Present findings in a compelling way to influence Instacart’s leadership


  • 5+ years experience working in a quantitative role at a product company or a research organization
  • Ability to run rigorous experiments and come up with scientifically sound recommendations
  • Ability to write complex, efficient, and eloquent SQL queries to extract data
  • Ability to write efficient and eloquent code in Python or R
  • A desire to build and improve consumer software products
  • Ability to translate business needs into analytical frameworks
  • Eagerness to learn, flexibility to pivot when needed, savviness to navigate and thrive in a dynamic environment, and a growth mindset needed to build a successful team and company
California • San Francisco
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Instacart at a glance

Helping customers get their groceries, even when they can't leave the house

Instacart focuses on Mobile, E-Commerce, Local, Groceries, and Content Delivery. Their company has offices in San Francisco and Chicago. They have a large team that's between 501-1000 employees. To date, Instacart has raised $1.846B of funding; their latest round was closed on December 2018 at a valuation of $7.87B.

You can view their website at https://www.instacart.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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