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Employment Type:
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Software Engineer
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Instagram | San Francisco, CA
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Job Description

About this Job:

Instagram is hiring extraordinary engineers who want to build and scale one of the fastest growing companies in the social web. We're in the business of building a new way for people to communicate and share their lives via media on the go. We're looking to grow our team into a world-class group of engineers that want to focus on big, meaningful technical challenges.


We're looking for people who want to face interesting infrastructure challenges. You should be constantly excited by questions like: How do you tackle increasingly vast amounts of data? You should get excited about exploring and implementing sharding and partitioning schemes. You should get a thrill out of processing gigabytes of data to inform product decisions. You will design and implement systems that scale seamlessly with the vast numbers of users that decide to share their lives through images every day.


A college degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

A scrappy, entrepreneurial attitude that gets high-quality projects done quickly.

Deep understanding, familiarity and skill with programming for the web.

Experience in Objective-C and Python is a plus, but not required.

Ability to touch many different parts of our system such as: deploying a new set of boxes on EC2, debugging network inefficiencies, implementing optimized graphics algorithms in C or OpenGL, writing optimized SQL queries, writing full python classes, or writing NodeJS applications. Point is: you should be able to pick up new things very quickly.

A demonstrated history of intellectual and entrepreneurial exploration.

Able to write elegant, readable, and well-documented code.

Please include a cover letter letting us know why you are interested in Instagram, even if it's brief :)

About Instagram

Instagram logo Instagram is a photo sharing service that allows you to apply retro-style filters to your pics. Imagine a photo of your living room today tinted to look like 1975 and you'll get the idea. Thick-rimmed glasses not included.