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Groupon Tech and Product Team

Software Development Engineer III


Job Description:

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 are a problem solver; someone who enjoys debugging infrastructure platforms, resolving issues, and creating solutions for common problems? Do you get a little obsessed with the details?

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? 

The marketing engineering team at Groupon is designing and building the next-generation large-scale distributed systems and data pipelines to enrich applications with ML features. We are looking for a Software Development Engineer III to join our team at Bangalore, India. This role offers a unique combination of skills in distributed systems, big data, cloud, scalable and high-performance production systems. 

We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have the 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:

  • You will take ownership of the technical aspects of implementing our business requirements, ensuring that the platform is being used to its fullest potential through designing and building applications around our customer’s needs.

  • Designing back-end services in both on-premise and AWS cloud infrastructure. You will review and monitor current engineering work, as well as previously constructed applications, to ensure the software is running as smoothly as possible.

  • Migrate on-premise applications to AWS & GCP cloud leveraging technologies 

  • Work directly with our internal product teams to ensure that our technology infrastructure is seamlessly and effectively integrated with our third-party software, conceive, and build the necessary applications to make this happen.

  • Provide on-call support for platform-related issues where applicable. 

  • Work with international teams for global standards, accomplish engineering and organization mission by accomplishing OKRs as needed.

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • 6+ years track record of relevant work experience in software development or a related technical discipline is required. 

  • Strong experience in java programming languages preferred and competent in designing and building enterprise-scale applications, common frameworks, etc. 

  • Hands-on coder with a good understanding of enterprise-level code. 

  • Proficient in Unix, SQL DB, NoSQL DB, REST APIs, etc.

  • Proven experience in building mission critical and high throughput microservices.

  • Prior AWS & GCP cloud development experience and certification is a plus.

  • Knowledge of software best practices, like Test-driven Development (TDD), and Continuous Integration/Delivery (CI-CD), Terraform based Infrastructure As Code (IAC), Wavefront, ELK etc

  • Experience working with e-commerce and agile methodologies is an added advantage.

  • 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, 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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