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Groupon Tech and Product Team

Software Development Engineer III, Cloud Routing


Open to Remote anywhere in the U.S.


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 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 work as part of Groupon’s Cloud Platform Compute team to provide microservice owners the infrastructure and tools to rapidly deploy and manage their applications. We use tools like Envoy Proxy, Dynamo DB and Amazon API Gateway to develop routing infrastructure for Kubernetes.  Our team builds and manages systems to provide service discovery for containerized applications.  We are focused on building out a service mesh to support traffic shaping, security, distributed tracing and many other capabilities. The functionality we are building will be used by every engineering team at Groupon, and as we move into the cloud, this is your chance to influence how software is built and deployed on a company-wide scale. 

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:

  • Languages: Python, Go, Java

  • Terraform

  • Node/Express JS

  • MySQL/PostgreSQL


  • GitHub

  • JIRA

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Work with other teams and technical product managers to gather requirements and translate them to user stories.

  • We work mostly in Go. We want strong developers and our interview process is unbiased and language agnostic.

  • Design, develop and deploy systems for load balancing, service discovery and service mesh at Groupon.

  • Manage routing services in a cloud environment.

  • Develop automation for deploying and managing routing and mesh infrastructure.

  • Ensure rigorous monitoring and alerts are in place for all of our services.

  • Work with engineering teams to build developer-friendly tools and enable self-serve onboarding to our infrastructure.

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


We’re excited about you if you have:

  • 5+ years of relevant engineering work experience.

  • Excellent programming skills using one of the following: Java, C++, Python, Go.

  • Strong understanding of HTTP, load balancing and service-oriented architecture.

  • Experience with one or more of the following is required Docker, AWS, Kubernetes.

  • Experience managing infrastructure and knowledge of tools such as Jenkins, Ansible, Maven, Chef, SALT, Puppet, ELK, etc.

  • Experience with service mesh technologies is desirable (Istio, Linkerd, Conduit, etc).

  • You are a pragmatic developer who will provide a strong voice for technological direction of systems at Groupon.

  • You thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts and enjoys working with a diverse group of people with different expertise.

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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