Same-day grocery delivery and pickup service.

Senior Data Scientist

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San francisco, CA
Job Type
1+ years
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About the role

You will be joining our growing data science team and you will have a chance to make a large impact at Instacart. You will be embedded within our data driven product team to identify key metrics, conduct deep and rigorous analysis, and deliver insights to the team to drive product improvement. You will be a trusted partner in the team tackling the toughest and most impactful analytical problems while making the data accessible to your teammates. More details on what you’ll be doing:


  • Conduct quantitative research and analysis of Instacart’s data requiring complex data retrieval that results in actionable insights and recommendations
  • Identify key questions, problems, and KPIs to improve the experience of our customers using your sharp business acumen and judgment
  • Help develop effective and scalable data models in our production environment and develop, build, and maintain a user friendly version our production data in our data warehouse
  • Work daily with product managers and engineers to discover and guide the most impactful product investments
  • Design and analyze rigorous A/B experiments
  • Provide access to data through dashboards and other analytical tools to empower your team through self service. Look for opportunity to automate insights through alerting and anomaly detection


  • Passion for, and a track record of leveraging data for business impact, preferably in a consumer facing digital environment
  • Ability to write complex and performant queries in your dialect of SQL to extract data from our Redshift cluster
  • Experience building tools and automated processes to extract, clean, and distill data in a procedural language of your choice such as Python, Julia or R
  • Understanding of A/B testing and other forms of statistical analysis using statistical packages similar to R, SAS, or Pandas
  • Experience with analytical visualization tools such as Tableau, Looker, D3.js or similar tools
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to distill complex problems into meaningful and digestible insights


  • Data modeling, ETL and data pipeline development experience
  • Advanced degree in statistics or other quantitative field

Why you should join Instacart

Instacart is the North American leader in online grocery and one of the fastest-growing companies in e-commerce. Instacart’s same-day delivery and pickup services bring fresh groceries and everyday essentials to busy people and families across the U.S. and Canada in as fast as an hour. Since its founding in 2012, Instacart has become an essential service for millions of families, while also serving as an immediate, flexible earnings opportunity for hundreds of thousands of shoppers across North America. The company partners with more than 350 retailers and delivers from more than 25,000 stores across more than 5,500 cities in North America. Today, Instacart is accessible to more than 85% of households in the U.S. and more than 70% of households in Canada.

Team Size:1500
Location:San Francisco
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