Senior Software Engineer, Privacy

Remote - US Full Time Senior
$183K - $245K Yearly

Published on January 07, 2024

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We're looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our growing Privacy team within Security Engineering. As a Senior Software Engineer on the team, you will be responsible for building the core privacy components that product teams across Instacart use to ensure our Customers can be in control of their data. In this role you will help connect our Customers to cutting edge privacy systems we have deployed internally.
Our goal is to run the world's most trusted and secure delivery platform. We work across all layers of our infrastructure to ensure we deploy trustworthy systems and protect our customers’, shoppers’, and partners’ data.

About the Team
The Privacy team is a platform team in the Security Engineering organization that believes it should be easy to build products that respect our user’s privacy. To do this, we manage our internal data privacy architecture that includes systems to annotate, find, and delete data across production and offline data storage systems. Additionally, we build the front end components that product teams across Instacart use to give our users direct access to these internal systems.
The Privacy team is a member of our core Privacy working group, that includes our Legal team, Compliance team, Operations teams, and privacy partners for each of our main product pillars. Additionally we work closely with our Infrastructure, Data Platform, and Security engineering teams to ensure privacy controls are in place effectively across all levels of our stack.

About the Job
  • Lead the build & management of our core privacy services with the rest of the Privacy team. This includes systems to find, and manage user data at scale
  • Work with our Privacy Product Manager to turn privacy controls into reusable components for product teams across Instacart
  • Consult with our Retailer Platform team to ensure our Marketplace customers continue to support changes in privacy requirements for their storefronts.
  • Support the integration of privacy controls alongside product engineering teams across Instacart
  • Build and collaborate with our backend privacy engineers on the internal systems that enable privacy by design, touching all aspects of our full tech stack

About You

Minimum Qualifications
  • 7+ years of strong knowledge of common back-end Web technologies (such as Ruby on Rails, Python, etc) in a production environment 
  • An ability to balance a sense of urgency with shipping high quality pragmatic solutions 
  • Experience working with a large codebase on a cross functional team 
  • Experience developing tools and automation using common devops toolsets and programming languages
  • Excellent communication skills, including written,  to serve as an advocate & evangelist for the Privacy team

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or related work experience
  • Experience working on security or privacy products
  • An interest or experience with iOS or Android development

Instacart provides highly market-competitive compensation and benefits in each location where our employees work. This role is remote and the base pay range for a successful candidate is dependent on their permanent work location. Please review our Flex First remote work policy here.
Offers may vary based on many factors, such as candidate experience and skills required for the role. Additionally, this role is eligible for a new hire equity grant as well as annual refresh grants. Please read more about our benefits offerings here. 
For US based candidates, the base pay ranges for a successful candidate are listed below.
$221,000—$245,000 USD
$212,000—$235,000 USD
$203,000—$225,000 USD
All other states
$183,000—$203,000 USD