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Groupon Tech and Product Team

Senior Software Engineer


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.

Bookable marketplace teams are making Groupon inventories bookable. It’s a two-sided ecosystem, with optimal connectivity as well as yield management for merchants to grow their bookings, and for our customers to customize and book inventories without ever leaving Groupon.

Are you a passionate, energetic and 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?

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?

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Design high-performance RESTful web services serving billions of requests a week

  • Implement, deploy, maintain and support features onprem and cloud environments

  • Optimize and test features across all major browsers on desktop and mobile devices

  • Participate in design and code reviews

  • Work with Designers, Product Managers and Developers to make sure all user interaction are well-designed and implemented correctly

  • Collaborate with peers on best practices and promote knowledge sharing

  • Identify and fix bug and performance issues

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • 5+ years experience as a software development engineer with a BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • Strong programming fundamentals - data structures, algorithms, OOD

  • Excellent coding skills in Javascript and another language like Java or Ruby

  • Modern Front End JavaScript libraries experience (such as ReactJS, Vue.js or AngularJS) NodeJS / JavaScript / jQuery / NPM / JSON / HTML5 / CSS3, etc.

  • Strong proficiency in JavaScript / ES6, including DOM manipulation and the JavaScript object model

  • Experience with CSS Preprocessors (SASS, LESS, PostCSS)

  • Knowledge of build tools (Webpack, Gulp, Grunt)

  • Experience building and using RESTful services

  • Experience across all levels of the technology stack from browser to DB

  • Familiarity with SQL database programming and performance

  • Thrives in a dynamic environment, using agile methodologies

  • Detail-oriented and has creative problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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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