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Groupon Tech and Product Team

Data Scientist III


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.

Are you a problem solver?  A creative thinker who asks questions others don’t think of? Are you interested in bringing together data and algorithms to grow Groupon’s business? 

The Data Science team at Groupon owns 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 industry standard data technologies, data science methods, and machine learning models to build real-time solutions that tune an inventory of merchants offering goods and services that our customers need. 

We are currently looking for a Data Scientist to join a growing data science team that applies data science and machine learning to enhance pricing, promotions, and site advertisement at Groupon. The ideal candidate will have a background in Economics, Machine Learning, Statistics, and/or Operations Research and is able to execute on a model from development to production.

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Developing and applying data science solutions that enhance Groupon’s strategies for optimizing engagement with customers and local businesses.

  • Showing end-to-end ownership on projects from ideation to production. 

  • Working closely with product and engineering teams to form and test well-reasoned hypotheses on how to implement data science solutions to improve the business.

  • Using big data tools and cloud technologies to engineer data and scale models.

  • Interpreting and communicating insights and findings from analyses and model experiments to product and business stakeholders.

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • MS degree (PhD preferred) in Statistics, Econometrics, Machine Learning, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, or related quantitative field.

  • 3+ years of progressive work experience beyond undergrad in a data science or a related role.

  • Experience architecting data science solutions and working with stakeholders to define and refine requirements.

  • Experience with a wide-range of supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms and models.

  • Understanding of applied math topics, such as probability and statistics, linear algebra, basic optimization techniques, etc.

  • Experience defining and analyzing multivariate tests

  • Experience in SQL, Hadoop, Python, and machine learning packages (e.g, TensorFlow).

  • Experience with cloud platforms and tools such as AWS/SageMaker.

  • Experience with Spark, PySpark, or Scala is a plus.

We value individuals 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 If you have concerns related to Groupon’s equal employment opportunities, you may contact Groupon’s Ethics Reporting Service Ethicspoint.

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