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Groupon Tech and Product Team
R26100

Internship - Software Development Engineer

Description

Grow as a developer by building tools that grow local business

You chose to become an engineer because you believe in technology’s ability to make a difference in the world. So why would you spend your days building things that don’t matter?

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.

We might look like an ordinary ecommerce app, but under the surface we’re a cutting-edge technology company building products that positively impact the lives of millions of people and merchants globally. We have big goals to get to 2020 and beyond, and need you to help us get there.

Now, we're looking for the next wave of great software development engineering interns. We work in small, independent and agile teams, and collaborate with product designers to implement stuff quickly. As part of our technology team, you’ll use a variety of technologies and development practices to build pioneering local commerce applications used by millions of people. There are few boundaries for our interns, so expect to make a huge impact. The code we commit today is running in production around the world within a week - sometimes that day. So we need people that will take pride in the quality of their code and take it personally when there’s a bug that affects our customer experience.

Responsibilities will vary depending on team placement. If you’re passionate about one or more of the following, this is the place to apply!

  • Front end development (Javascript/Node.js, HTML, CSS)

  • Mobile development (Swift/Objective-C, Java)

  • Full stack and Back end development (Java, Ruby)

 

What to Expect:

  • Exposure - Being a household name gives employees the opportunity to work in startup-like environment and focus on deeply interesting work that you wouldn’t get to do anywhere else; prepare to make a large scale impact in a short amount of time

  • Professional Development - Participate in weekly “lunch and learns” with other engineering and business functions, skill building workshops, and networking sessions

  • Fun - Explore the city through our planned intern social outings, and develop your network while getting to know your peers and Groupon’s leaders

  • Mentorship - Look forward to one-on-one time with dedicated managers and mentors to facilitate your growth throughout the summer internship experience

 

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • Currently enrolled in a BS, MS or PhD program in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field

  • Solid foundational Computer Science knowledge (e.g. data structures, algorithms, testing practices)

  • Must demonstrate strong coding ability

  • Previous experience working in collaborative technical teams (e.g. class projects, hackathons, previous work experience, open source projects)

  • Ability to apply creative problem solving skills

  • You have a strong desire to learn and grow

  • 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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