Computer Vision, Senior Software Engineer - Caper

New York City, NY

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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We're transforming the grocery industry

Instacart is the North American leader in online grocery and one of the fastest-growing companies in e-commerce. Since 2012, we’ve been working towards creating a world where everyone has access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together. 

Groceries delivered to your door in as little as an hour. It seems simple, right? Well, it’s more complex than that. From re-routing deliveries during snowstorms, to connecting customers with coupons and deals for their favorite brands, to updating over half a billion grocery data lines every night...our efforts bring Instacart closer to being the operating system for the grocery industry.



The Computer Vision Engineer in Caper will lead the development in building cutting edge AI solutions for the brick-and-mortar store to revolutionize the overall in-store experience. 

Instacart’s goal has always been to support grocers and give retailers of all sizes an edge in an increasingly competitive industry, while creating a seamless experience for customers and shoppers.  With Caper AI we bring together online and offline shopping to create a completely new in-store shopping experience for both customers and Instacart shoppers alike.

To be successful in this role, you should have extensive experience in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision and you must also be an innovator, learner and team player.  This role requires in-person collaboration in New York City. 


Caper builds smart shopping carts powered by deep learning and computer vision to enable a seamless grab-and-go retail experience. Caper’s unique technology is a plug- and-play solution that does not require retail store renovation, operational overhaul, heavy compute, and endless image labeling & training. Retailers simply purchase smart shopping carts and the entire store is upgraded with cashierless capabilities!

Caper is one of the fastest-growing retail automation technology products in the market, costs less than 1% of our competitions’ infrastructure and is already widely adopted in the marketplace.  Our cross-functional and durable Product team solves hard customer & business problems in ways that our customers love.  


  • Excited to revolutionize the retail industry
  • Lead and design CV solutions and architectures
  • Implement Deep Learning CV algorithms as well as traditional CV algorithms
  • Keep up with trending CV research and bring innovations/tricks to custom model
  • Optimize algorithms for speed, accuracy, etc. 
  • Build fast and solid pipelines to serve the CV algorithms and models
  • Work across teams to improve CV performance and experience



  • BA+ in Computer Science or other related subjects
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals like data structures, operating systems, databases
  • 3+ years of industry experience in Computer Vision deploying end-to-end  through production and is familiar with the comprehensive workflow for CV projects 
  • Proficiency in Deep Learning frameworks e.g. Tensorflow or PyTorch
  • Ability to design and implement Deep Learning based or traditional computer vision technology (such as OpenCV) based models or algorithms end to end
  • Familiar with low level CV operators like CNN, LSTM, etc. 
  • Great communication skills and strong ownership
  • Willing to prioritize teamwork over individual work


  • Led technology development and project ownership within a CV team before
  • Has distributed training environment experience
  • Familiar with Nvidia CUDA tech stack and familiar with C++
  • Masters+ degree in Computer Science or other related subjects
  • Has experience in the embedded system industry before e.g. robots, cameras, drones, AR/VR devices, etc. 

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Job perks/benefits: Career development
Job region(s): North America
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