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Groupon Tech and Product Team

Data Engineer


Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities through thriving small businesses by connecting people to a vibrant, global marketplace for local services, experiences, and goods. In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and merchants globally. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success. If you want to take more ownership of your career, then you're ready to be part of Groupon.

At Groupon, we know that great people make great companies. We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have the 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 compelling place to work?

The Data Engineering team at Groupon is at the heart of all things “data”, working on designing and building the next-generation data pipelines for data-science/machine learning community users. Our mission is to empower data analysts & data-scientists across all business units to make better business decisions. This role offers a unique combination of skills in computer science (distributed systems, big data), cloud, scalable and high-performance production systems. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, and implement the data pipelines providing access to large datasets and transforming power for data across the org

  • Write complex but efficient code to transform curated data into business questions oriented datasets and data visualisations.

  • Work with big data and distributed systems using technologies such as Spark, AWS EMR, and Python.

  • Actively contribute to the adoption of strong software architecture, development best practices, and new technologies. We are always improving the process of building software; we need you to help contribute.

  • Interface with other technology teams to extract, transform, and load data from a wide variety of data sources using open sources and GCP big data technologies

  • Explore and learn the latest GCP technologies to provide new capabilities and increase efficiency

  • Collaborate with Business Users, Infra Engineers , Data Scientists to recognize and help adopt best practices in data gathering and transforming big data

  • Identify, design and develop new tools and processes to improvise the data storage and compute to help the Data Engineering and Data Consumption teams and users

  • Interface directly with stakeholders, gathering requirements and owning automated end-to-end data data engineering solutions.

  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to other engineers for best practices on data engineering

  • Work with the team to discuss the technical design and development needs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related technical field

  • 5+ years of relevant employment experience in data engineering or related field

  • At least 3 years of SPARK development experience

  • At least 1 year experience with Airflow, NiFi, or Azkaban

  • Clear understanding of testing methodologies and AWS/GCP cloud  Best Practices

  • Mastery to big data technologies (e.g. Hadoop, Hive, Spark, EMR)

  • Excellence in technical communication and experience working directly with stakeholders

  • Experience maintaining data pipelines using big data technologies like Hadoop, Hive, Spark, EMR etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects across functional teams, including engineering and product management

  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices across the development lifecycle, including agile methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, source management, build processes, testing, and operations

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, learn more about our inclusive employee groups, and check out our benefits. 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 If you have concerns related to Groupon’s equal employment opportunities, you may contact Groupon’s Ethics Reporting Service Ethicspoint.

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