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Groupon Tech and Product Team

Software Development Engineer II - Big Data


Can data really help local businesses around the world thrive?

Are you ready to test your skills using massive amounts of information to make critical business decisions?

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. With employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking, and celebrates success. Our culture encourages employees to embrace change, adapt to new circumstances, and find creative solutions to the challenges we face. Does that sound like a great way to grow your career? Let’s get into the details:

The Data Engineering team at Groupon is at the heart of all things “data”, working on designing and building the next-generation data pipelines for data-science/machine learning community users. 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), cloud, scalable, and high-performance production systems. 

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Design, and implement the data pipelines providing access to large datasets and transforming power for data across the org

  • Write complex but efficient code to transform curated data into business questions oriented datasets and data visualizations.

  • Work with big data and distributed systems using technologies such as Spark, AWS/GCP, and Python.

  • Actively contribute to the adoption of strong software architecture, development best practices, and new technologies. We are always improving the process of building software; we need you to help contribute.

  • Interface with other technology teams to extract, transform, and load data from a wide variety of data sources using open sources and GCP big data technologies

  • Explore and learn the latest GCP technologies to provide new capabilities and increase efficiency

  • Collaborate with Business Users, Infra Engineers, and Data Scientists to recognize and help adopt best practices in data gathering and transforming big data

  • Work with the team to discuss the technical design and development needs.

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related technical field

  • 3+ years of relevant employment experience in data engineering or a related field

  • At least 2 years of SPARK development experience

  • At least 1 year of experience with Airflow, NiFi, or Azkaban

  • A Clear understanding of testing methodologies and AWS/GCP cloud  Best Practices

  • Mastery of big data technologies (e.g. Hadoop, Hive, Spark )

  • Excellence in technical communication and experience working directly with stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects across functional teams, including engineering and product management

  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices across the development lifecycle, including agile methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, source management, build processes, testing, and 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.
  • 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 If you have concerns related to Groupon’s equal employment opportunities, you may contact Groupon’s Ethics Reporting Service Ethicspoint.

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