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Our mission is to create a world where everyone has access to the food they love and more

Staff Data Scientist

$115k – $175k AngelList Est.
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You will be joining as an early leader on 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. As a Staff Data Scientist, the team will look to you to 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
  • Have the freedom to suggest and drive organization-wide initiatives
  • Grow and level up the people around you. The team should be better at what they do because of your presence.


  • 8+ years experience working in a quantitative role at a product company or a research organization
  • 2+ years experience in a Staff or leadership role
  • 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
San Francisco
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Instacart at a glance

Our mission is to create a world where everyone has access to the food they love and more

Instacart focuses on Mobile, E-Commerce, Local, Groceries, and Content Delivery. Their company has offices in San Francisco and Toronto. They have a very large team that's between 1001-5000 employees. To date, Instacart has raised $2.371B of funding; their latest round was closed on October 2020 at a valuation of $17.5B.

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

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