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Groupon Tech and Product Team

Senior Manager, Software Engineering


Are you searching to lead an engineering team that operates at a global scale that very few companies reach? Are you looking to hire, develop and grow great talent and partner with stakeholders to build features in one of the top-rated e-commerce platforms in the world?

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.

Groupon's Consumer Platform engineering team empowers customers & merchants with software which gets the right customer in the door, at the right time, at the right price. We create products and services to build great supply and seamless booking experiences for our customers to customize and book inventories without ever leaving Groupon. And, we remove friction through robust self-service platforms. As a manager, you will lead projects and foster engineering excellence as we challenge the status quo and take on large-scale problems. You will be responsible for continually fostering a culture of inclusion, diversity and respect among the teams. As a leader, you will partner with product owners, designers and data analysts to develop convincing product roadmaps and provide technical guidance to conversations.

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:

Our development ecosystem:
●  Languages: Java, Ruby on Rails
●  ReactJS/ AngularJS
●  MySQL/PostgreSQL
●  ELK
●  Deployment to our own data centers/ AWS
●  GitHub

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Effectively lead and own delivery for the work of multiple development teams while using your highly-technical skills as a hands-on software architect.

  • Hire, develop, grow and retain great engineering talents.

  • Engage in technical discussions as a subject matter expert, have a point of view to offer and have strategic influence with the product, business stakeholders and other engineering teams to design and develop new product offerings and experiences.

  • Partner with product owners, designers, and business stakeholders to build teams’s roadmaps and establish goals for the teams based on strategic insights.

  • Help the teams improve efficiency, quality and speed of their development processes. 

  • Collaborate with other engineering leaders and teams to drive leverage and technical craftsmanship in the larger engineering organization.

  • Rally entire cross-functional teams around major goals and initiatives.

  • Foster a culture of inclusion, diversity, respect and fun that continues making Groupon a great place to work.

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • 12+ years of experience in leading complex, technically-challenging, cross-functional software oriented projects from inception to delivery as a manager with a BS or MS in computer science (or equivalent experience).

  • At least 3+ years of engineering leadership including people management

  • Prior experience in managing managers and technical leaders.

  • Good understanding of technologies and architecture in a highly scalable and available set-up

  • Knowledge in developing customer-centric applications 

  • Knowledge in service-oriented architectures/microservices

  • Experience coaching, mentoring and developing staff including overseeing new employee onboarding and providing career development planning and opportunities.

  • Good understanding of Agile methodologies and project management techniques.

  • Strong bias for action

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

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

We value leaders 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 teams’s features just work and scale 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.

  • Growth Mindset: You are invested in growing your teams and people.

  • 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.

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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