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Groupon Tech and Product Team

Software Development Engineer, Data Platform


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.  

Are you a passionate, energetic technology enthusiast eager to work at a rapid pace with the flexibility to work across a broad tech stack? Are you a problem solver; someone who enjoys debugging code, resolving issues, and creating solutions for interesting problems? 

The Data Ingestion and Curation team at Groupon is at the heart of all things “data”, working on defining and building the next-generation cloud based solutions to ingest and curate petabytes of data into our data lake. Our mission is to empower data analysts & data scientists across all business units to make better business decisions. This role offers a unique combination of skills in computer science (distributed systems, big data, data pipelines) and scalable, high-performance production systems. This is not just a classic software engineer position! It requires a passion for building data platforms, a desire to go into uncharted territory with bold new ideas, and a willingness to go the last mile on execution!   

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: 

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Design and develop high-volume batch / streaming data ingestion pipelines and frameworks for Cloud data platforms

  • Conceive, code, and launch the next-generation data ingestion and curation platform

  • Provide Data platform orchestration solution

  • Participate in defining the requirements, system and data architectural discussions 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional agile teams of software engineers, data engineers, ML experts, and others in building new product features

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, with 3+ years of experience in distributed systems, data engineering, software engineering or similar fields

  • Strong coding skills in a language such as Java, Scala or Python

  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases (Teradata, MySQL, Postgres, Cassandra, Elasticache, HBase, BigTable, BigQuery etc.)

  • Experience in big data technologies like Hadoop, Hive, Kafka, Apache Spark and Airflow etc.

  • Clear understanding of testing methodologies, CI/CD and other industry best practices

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Experience in AWS or GCP Cloud technologies

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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