instacart New York, NY - Remote Full-time 2024-06-03

We’re transforming the grocery industry

At Instacart, we invite the world to share love through food because we believe everyone should have access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together. Where others see a simple need for grocery delivery, we see exciting complexity and endless opportunity to serve the varied needs of our community. We work to deliver an essential service that customers rely on to get their groceries and household goods, while also offering safe and flexible earnings opportunities to Instacart Personal Shoppers.

Instacart has become a lifeline for millions of people, and we’re building the team to help push our shopping cart forward. If you’re ready to do the best work of your life, come join our table.

Instacart is a Flex First team

There’s no one-size fits all approach to how we do our best work. Our employees have the flexibility to choose where they do their best work—whether it’s from home, an office, or your favorite coffee shop—while staying connected and building community through regular in-person events. Learn more about our flexible approach to where we work.


About the Role 
We are currently seeking a Senior Product Designer who will lead the core UX experience of Caper Cart’s interface. Caper Cart, Instacart’s AI-powered smart cart, aims to transform the in-store grocery shopping experience by helping customers save time and money while helping retailers grow their business. You will be working on a dynamic surface that involves collaboration with various teams to implement a seamless experience throughout the shopping and checkout process. Your mission will be to streamline and simplify what it takes for a customer to purchase and save on groceries in person.  


We are looking for a Product Designer who will significantly contribute to enhancing the interface of Caper Cart, Instacart’s AI-powered smart cart. As part of our team, you will:

  • Support the ongoing design of Caper Cart’s UX, focusing on creating a seamless and engaging in-store experience for customers. 
  • Partner closely with the Lead Product Designer on our Core Experience pillar to ensure a cohesive and holistic experience across the shopper journey. 
  • Work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team, including industrial designers, motion designers, product managers, and engineers, to integrate diverse insights into the design process.
  • Help to streamline and simplify the shopping journey, making it easy, fun, and useful, for customers to use the cart.


About the Team – 

Caper Cart’s Core Experience team is responsible for the main interface that customers use while shopping in grocery stores. This includes the pre-shopping, shopping, and post shopping experience such as onboarding, adding and removing items, payments and checkout. This team is a key pillar within Caper Cart and collaborates closely with other pillars working on value and monetization, customer delight, and retailer customizations.  


About the Job 

We’re seeking a creative problem solver to define the next generation of in-store shopping experiences by pushing the boundaries of design. You’ll use your full range of skills including strategic design, ideation, interaction design, and visual design to shape and ship amazing experiences. You’ll partner closely with Product, Engineering, Industrial Design, and Motion Design to identify new opportunities and bring them to life. 


About You

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proven track record of working on consumer interfaces that sit at the intersection of software and hardware. Minimum 5+ years experience working on consumer products.
  • Experience in contributing to projects that balance innovative vision with practical execution.
  • Portfolio that demonstrates involvement in various phases of the design process, from ideation to final solution
  • Demonstrates strong or developing visual design skills and attention to detail, with a customer-centric approach.
  • Comfortable working across disciplines and collaborating with motion designers, product managers, and engineers.
  • Able to adapt to a fast-paced, start-up environment and possesses strong communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience designing at the intersection of hardware and software
  • Experience partnering with industrial designers

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.

$167,000$185,000 USD
$160,000$178,000 USD
$153,000$170,000 USD
All other states
$139,000$154,000 USD