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Groupon Tech and Product Team

Platform Staff SRE Engineer


Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfil 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 and celebrates success. 

We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have the resources and scale, but small enough that a single person has a surprising amount of autonomy and can make a meaningful impact.

The Groupon Cloud Platform Compute group is looking to hire a Staff Engineer with experience in implementing and providing Cloud Platform services to Development teams.

You report to a Senior Engineering leader and provide technical leadership and oversight across the breadth of that organization. You lead not only how to solve technical problems in your domain, but what problems need to be solved for the business and how to prioritize them. Your function is a blend of leadership and implementation.

Groupon operates at hyper scale with 500+ micro services and millions of users and transactions a day. We are in the process of finalising the migration of this platform to Kubernetes in AWS Cloud which presents new and interesting scaling and cost challenges for us, we are looking for a Staff Engineer that can be part of this. 


You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Be a force multiplier for our ongoing datacenter to cloud migration challenges.. 

  • Seek maximum cost efficiency out of the Cloud platform, delivering value.

  • Lead the design and implementation of our cloud platform systems within the group.

  • Gain a deep understanding of our core business and focus on solutions that form better architecture, not just better code.

  • Drive initiatives across engineering teams with a focus on increasing site performance and stability.

  • Reduce toil and support requests, make the platform easy to use.

  • Work closely with other engineers within your group and across the product  and engineering organization to identify problems and build effective technical solutions.

  • Mentor junior team members and encourage your peers to do the best possible work

  • Advocate for and improve upon our tech culture principles.

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • At least 10+ years of experience in software development, experience building developer-facing tools will be a plus.

  • Excellent coding skills in one or more languages: Java, Go, Scala, C++, Python or Ruby.

  • Experience with Production Kubernetes and service-mesh in AWS or GCP

  • Architecture and Development experience with service-oriented architectures/microservices.

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, application, networking and http protocols.

  • Ability to work collaboratively through an agile development process that promotes constant team communication.

  • Experience with influencing and implementing best practices for software development in large organizations.

  • Demonstrable full lifecycle ownership (development, testing, deployment, operations).

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.

  • Concerned with Quality: Have standards, do things the right way, avoid repetition  

  • Team players: You believe that more can be achieved together. You listen to feedback and also provide supportive feedback to help others grow/improve.

  • Mindful: You maintain a healthy work-life balance and encourage others to.

  • 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.

  • Learners: Growth mindset, relish challenges, grow and learn from them.

  • 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, 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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