Senior Engineering Manager, Storage Platform

 Published 8 days ago
 United States
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ABOUT THE TEAM -  Come join the leadership team of Instacart’s Infrastructure Pillar! The Storage Platform team is responsible for designing, building, and operating our next generation of storage solutions that the entire organization builds and runs on. You will be responsible for the long term architecture of these systems. As part of that you will be responsible for establishing the best platform components and leading the company to choose the right storage solutions for the problem domain. You will work closely with all of our internal tech pillars to help them scale and deliver their services. The Storage Platform team is also responsible for making sure we have high uptime and will work across all of Engineering to set up processes, policies, and automation to ensure our systems remain highly available & reliable. You will be the thought leader on operational best practices for storage




  • You build for our internal customers, define the roadmap and help prioritize work for your team, making difficult tradeoffs on design based on business constraints, ensuring on-time deliverables and high-quality software.
  • You will provide hands-on technical management, guidance, and support  and ultimately be responsible for the health of the systems and tools your team builds.
  • You will participate in interviewing, hiring decisions, on-boarding, and mentoring of new engineers with the goal of quickly making them productive members of your team.
  • You will develop a team culture of ownership that reinforces the core values of Instacart!




Minimum Qualifications

  • An inspirational and effective leader in a fast-paced environment with the ability to be highly adaptive.
  • 5+ years of experience managing a team of Senior & Staff Software Engineers
  • The ability to balance business needs, a sense of urgency, and shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions
  • Experience with full-stack development and operating in a large Cloud infrastructure provider (i.e. AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Experience with operating distributed data storage systems at scale, both RDBMS and NoSQL solutions
  • Strong analytical skills and an even stronger sense of ownership



Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in Computer Science or related field 
  • Experience with AWS

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