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Groupon Tech and Product Team
R25353

Data Engineer

Description

Groupon is an experiences marketplace that brings people more ways to get the most out of their city or wherever they may be. By enabling real-time mobile commerce across local businesses, live events and travel destinations, Groupon helps people find and discover experiences––big and small, new and familiar––that make for a full, fun and rewarding life. Groupon helps local businesses grow and strengthen customer relationships––resulting in strong, vibrant communities. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success.

Search and Ranking Data Science teams at Groupon are at the heart of our decision making system that provides value to the millions of merchants and customers that use our platforms on a daily basis. We use cutting edge data technologies, data science methods, and machine learned models to build solutions that tune an inventory of merchant-provided goods and services to our customers' needs. 

Your role as a Data Engineer will be to design, develop and maintain monitoring  and alerting systems for data quality in offline ETL, machine learning model performance, and offline and online ranking and search components. 

We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have resources and scale, but small enough that a single person has a surprising amount of autonomy and can make a meaningful impact. We're curious, fun, a little intense, and kind of obsessed with helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a great way to grow your career? Let's get into the details: 

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Design, develop, deploy and maintain algorithms, data pipelines, automated processes, and services to monitor search and ranking infrastructure. 

  • Create and maintain dashboards, alerting mechanisms and constantly finetune them for better accuracy and efficiency.

  • Work with product and engineering leaders in Search and Ranking teams to identify questions and issues in data quality and systems’ robustness. 

  • Determining when technical debt can be acquired or must be reduced to maintain efficient team velocity.

  • Directly contribute to “North Star” architecture planning for relevance technological road-maps.

  • Mentor team members in the areas of technical expertise and career building.


 

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • A BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or similar quantitative field

  • 5+ years of work experience as a Data Engineer or Systems Engineer

  • Expert level at structured data systems like RDBMS, Data Warehouses 

  • Expert level at Big Data technologies like Hadoop, Spark

  • Expert level at a general purpose programming language like Python, Java, Scala, or similar

  • High level of expertise in DevOps tools and methodologies, e.g., Jenkins, Teradata, Git, Artifactory, etc. 

  • High level of expertise in Unix Shell Scripting

  • Familiarity with AWS is a plus

  • Familiarity with test automation techniques is a plus

  • Ability to ideate and bring projects to completion independently

  • Ability to navigate variety of technologies and projects, learn new technologies quickly, prototype rapidly 

  • Self-driven problem solving skills and can identify problems unilaterally, but still bring back to the team

We value engineers who are:

  • Customer-focused: We believe that doing what’s right for the customer is ultimately what will drive our business forward.

  • Obsessed with quality: Your production code just works & scales linearly

  • Team players. You believe that more can be achieved together. You listen to feedback and also provide supportive feedback to help others grow/improve.

  • Fast learners: We are willing to disrupt our existing business to trial new products and solutions. You love learning how to use new technologies and then rapidly apply them to new problems.

  • Pragmatic: We do things quickly to learn what our customers desire. You know when it’s appropriate to take shortcuts that don’t sacrifice quality or maintainability.

  • Owners: Engineers at Groupon know how to positively impact the business.


Groupon’s purpose is to build strong communities through thriving small businesses. To learn more about the world’s largest local ecommerce marketplace, click here for the latest Groupon news. Plus, be sure to check out the values that shape our culture, guide our strategy and make our company a great place to work. And just don’t take our word for it. Hear from real Groupon team members and learn more about our inclusive employee groups. If all of this sounds like something that’s a great fit for you, then click apply and let’s see where this takes us.

Groupon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications for employment, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment are based upon the ability to perform the job. Equal-employment opportunities are provided to all applicants and employees without regard to race, creed, religion, color, age, national origin, sex, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, military discharge status (excluding dishonorable discharge), veteran status, citizenship status, or other legally protected status. We are all responsible for maintaining this policy. Groupon is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may email us at hraccommodations at groupon.com. If you have concerns related to Groupon’s equal employment opportunities, you may contact Groupon’s Ethics Reporting Service Ethicspoint.

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