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Groupon Tech and Product Team
R26862

Senior Software Engineer

Description

Grow as a developer 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 debugging code, resolving issues, and creating solutions for common problems? Do you get a little obsessed with the details?

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.

We're looking for great technology developers to work on the Groupon platform to improve performance and make our customers’ and small business’ lives easier and happier. We work in small, self-managing, collaborative and agile teams to implement stuff quickly.

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?

Our development ecosystem:

  • C# .NET, Java

  • Node / Preact / Typescript

  • MySQL / MSSQL / MongoDB

  • Amazon Web Services

  • Git & Jira

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • You will lead the design and implementation of systems within the enterprise

  • You will focus on solutions that come from better architecture, not just better code

  • You will drive initiatives across engineering teams with a focus on increasing site performance and stability

  • You will work closely with other engineers within your group and across the product and engineering organisation to identify problems and build effective technical solutions

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

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • At least 8+ years experience in software development, experience building developer-facing tools will be a plus

  • Excellent coding skills in one or more languages: C# / .NET, Java

  • Experience with container technologies like Kubernetes or 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

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, 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 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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