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Engineering Manager - API Platform


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.

The Groupon API Platform is the front door to one of the most popular mobile services in the world. It services a multitude of clients - including phones, tablets, browsers - and is even integrated into a number of 3rd party systems around the world. In addition to the client-facing duties, the API also works with a diverse array of lower-tier systems collecting and connecting the data and services necessary to fulfill the requests of our clients. This privileged integration point exposes our team members to a wide variety of challenges from the deep technical implementations of the scalable core platform to the user-visible features and functionality available to our customers. The API platform also includes our relevance engine which drives the customized search and ranking that brings each customer a personalized experience.

Groupon is hiring an engineering manager for a team focused on development of the Groupon API Platform. You will lead a team of 8-10 engineers and will collaborate with engineering teams globally. You will be responsible for guiding the team in meeting the quarterly objectives the team has committed to as well as ensuring the services remain stable and maintainable over time. You will work closely with our project and product teams, providing both general and detailed estimates as needed and communicating status of committed work on a regular basis. You will build your team by mentoring direct reports through regular communication as well as being repsonsible for hiring new team members.


* Mentor, lead and motivate your team of engineers

* Continuously review and improve the team’s development process

* Collaborate with other senior engineering/operations leaders to deliver complex cross-team solutions

* Deliver high quality services which meet the needs of our internal customers

* Provide strategy and direction for the team, based on your knowledge of business and technical needs

* Collaborate with the Project manager to manage sprint and roadmap planning

* Collaborate with the Product manager on delivering business value

* Drive the technical architecture of the team’s services

* Source and hire top new talent for the team

* Contribute to and champion Groupon’s engineering culture


* At least 3 years supervisory experience and proven success in managing technical teams in a fast-paced, dynamic customer-facing software business

* BS degree or higher in Computer Science

* Proven track record of designing and delivering large-scale, highly available, low latency, high quality systems and software products across the complete product lifecycle

* Ability to manage complex projects

* Knowledge of industry best practices for software development, mentoring and leadership of diverse IT professionals

* Strong technical design skills with an ability to build consensus among a team of high-performers

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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