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Groupon Tech and Product Team

Lead Software Engineer - SDE V


Team: Marketing, Promotions and Ads Engineering.

Location : Bengaluru - India

Grow as an engineer by building things that help local businesses around the world thrive.

Are you a passionate technology enthusiast, eager to work at a rapid pace with the flexibility to work across our suite of technologies? Are you a problem solver— someone who enjoys building new products & services, owning architecture, debugging code, resolving issues, and creating solutions for common problems? Do you get a little obsessed with the details?

Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities through thriving small businesses. We connect people to a vibrant, global marketplace for local services and experiences. 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.

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 compelling place to work? If you want to take more ownership of your career, then you're ready to be part of Groupon.

About Role:

This is a senior IC ladder role, reporting directly to the Director of Engineering for Marketing, Promotions and Ads Engineering Teams. We are looking for an technical leader/architect, who owns major technical areas and provides technical leadership & oversight across the breadth of the organization. As a Lead Engineer, you would not only lead how to solve technical problems in your domain, but what problems need to be solved for the business and how to prioritize them.

Scope of work:

Team architecture, systems, technologies. Impact is across multiple teams, and/or multiple countries within a sub-region. Failure to deliver will result in critical delays in schedules and functional operations. Operationalizes functional strategy by developing, modifying and executing plans that affect immediate operations. Recommends changes to application of policies and established procedures across the function or sub-function. Recognized as a thought leader, and spreads learning across the organization within an area of expertise.

You’ll spend time on the following, but not limited to:

1. Lead the design and implementation of systems within the enterprise, lay out design patterns for the services you own.
2. Design and develop solutions independently using modern architectural approaches based on event driven architecture and microservices.
3. Ability to choose & optimize non-functional needs of the system. Design and build appropriate observability (monitoring, tracking, logging, alerting) solutions from an operational excellence standpoint.
4. Identify and build common enterprise components and platforms that can be leveraged by multiple products.
5. Work closely with other engineers within your group and across the product and engineering organization to identify problems and build effective technical solutions
6. Directly contribute to the business stories as well as tech debt/engineering initiatives to the product backlog.
7. Drive technical initiatives/innovation across engineering teams with a focus on increasing Groupon site performance and stability.
8. Perform POCs and provide the guidance to the teams with the pros and cons derived from the POC outcomes.
9. Build and coach the team on engineering best practices, advocate or and improve upon our tech culture principles.
10. Recruitment of world-class engineering talent.

We’re excited about you if you have:

● At least 14+ years experience in software development, having BE/BTech or higher degrees from the reputed college.
● Excellent coding skills in one or more languages: Java, Javascript, C++, Python, etc.
● Experience with Docker desired
● Development experience with service-oriented architectures/microservices
● Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
● Ability to work collaboratively through an agile development process that promotes constant team communication
● Experience with both Relational(MySQL, Postgres) and Non-relational Databases(Cassandra, MongoDB) etc.
● Experience building and scaling large scale distributed systems.
● Experience with ecommerce and/or SaaS based systems
● Experience with messaging systems like RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, Kafka etc.
● Experience with cache like Memcache, Redis, Aerospike etc.

● Experience and understanding of development frameworks like Spring, Play, DropWizard etc.
● Experience with any cloud technologies like AWS, Google cloud, Azure.
● Experience with big data technologies like Spark, Hadoop etc.

We value engineers 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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