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Groupon Tech and Product Team

Engineering Manager, Machine Learning


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 Ranking 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. For each merchant we provide direction on how to compete successfully in their unique local marketplace. For each customer, Groupon leverages real-time matching algorithms to personalize deals for local businesses in their area. We use the tremendous level of daily traffic on our site and mobile apps to understand the evolving needs of our customers and merchants. Groupon constantly monitors the performance of our models and algorithms to improve the accuracy of our models while staying accountable to the fundamentals of our business.

As an Engineering Manager you will direct a team of data scientists responsible for the complete lifecycle of machine-learned models in areas such as user segmentation, traffic change detection, personalized recommendations, conversion rate prediction of visiting customers. You will oversee the development of systems, algorithms and automated processes to cleanse, integrate and evaluate large data sets from multiple disparate sources. You will own timely and transparent communication with stakeholders across the business.  For all managers at Groupon, active career development and growth of our employees is crucial.  You will be expected to select, develop, and evaluate personnel ensuring the efficient operation of individual job functions.

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:

  • Manage team to deliver on product commitments, improve operationally, increase long-term capacity

  • Mentor and grow junior members of the team

  • Develop solutions, algorithms, data pipelines, and automated processes to create a data science backed solution that meets a business need for improving our customer or merchant platforms

  • Work with product and business teams to identify questions and issues for data analysis and experimentation

  • Interpret and communicate meaningful insights and findings from team’s output to stakeholders across the business


We’re excited about you if you have:

  • 7-10 years of work experience as Data Engineer and Data Scientist

  • 2-3 years managing teams of Data Scientists

  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Mathematics preferred) with an emphasis on predictive analytics, data mining, statistics, linear algebra, machine learning, and/or algorithms

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

  • Experience with recommendation systems, ranking, relevance, search engines, or digital marketing

  • A passion for engineering and operational excellence, rigorous methodology in research

  • Ability to work with agile development environment, prioritizing work across multiple partners in a transparent and accountable fashion

  • Experience with AWS services and Sagemaker is a plus 

  • Experience translating business objectives and problems into analytic problems, and analytic solutions into actionable business solutions


We value people 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: People 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, 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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