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Cloud Platform Architect

Engineering | Palo Alto, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Instart:

At Instart, we are building a world where digital experiences continuously adapt to become increasingly engaging with every interaction.

Every major brand today, whether it is online shopping, travel or news, is making huge investments to improve their online experiences to keep up with consumer expectations. As consumers in a digital world, we tend to abandon websites very quickly if the experience is not as good as we expect it to be - fast, engaging and responsive. With over 100+ patents using artificial intelligence and machine learning, Instart’s unique technology continually optimizes the online consumer experience, learning from every interaction across devices and networks.

We’re growing at a rapid pace - on the path to increase our revenue and customer base by 4x in the next couple of years! You have an opportunity to be a part of this amazing growth, working on cutting-edge AI/ML cloud technology with some of the greatest minds, to help the most recognizable brands in the world create better digital experiences.

Instart is backed by major investors who are all looking to see us become the next Unicorn and more – Andreessen Horowitz, KPCB, Tenaya, Greylock, Geodesic, Sutter Hill and STTelemedia to name a few.  We take pride in the great experience we offer our employees from our flexible work schedules to free lunches and our super cool, dog friendly office in Palo Alto. Let’s talk about your next career opportunity at Instart.


We are looking for a Senior Architect to help design and build the backend infrastructure for Instart's large-scale mission critical distributed system. If you are passionate about working on cutting edge technology together with a world-class engineering team and have a solid background in distributed systems, large-scale high-throughput infrastructure, and experience monitoring and tuning performance of complex systems at scale, you should talk to us.


  • Minimum 10+ years of hands-on software development experience, with 3 of those in an architect capacity

  • Excellent understanding of Computer Science concepts in the areas of Algorithms, Data Structures, Operating systems, Object Oriented Design.

  • Deep understanding of microservices and scalable design choices.

  • Experience in programming on a multi-threaded environment

  • Prior experience with all of the following: fault-tolerant distributed systems, HTTP and related protocols, proxies and web servers, Linux and systems programming

  • Proven experience designing high-performance content delivery platform using nginx or apache.

  • Deep experience with container technologies - docker, k8s.

  • Prior CDN experience is a plus

  • Prior startup experience a plus

  • Prior experience being part of a team that delivered early versions of a product in a successful startup is a huge plus

  • Ability to work on multiple projects at a time in a fast-paced environment

  • Minimum Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science (or equivalent); PhD preferred


Instart is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.