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Groupon Tech and Product Team

Software Development Engineer III - Platform


At Groupon, we know that great people make great companies. You’re already a member of the family, so no doubt you’re great. But maybe what you’ve been doing for the past six months or more is no longer aligned with your interests, tastes, scents, and professional goals. Worry not, our beloved Grouponian (or is it Grouponista?), for you have the opportunity to explore other roles in the company.

Before you apply for a transfer, we’d like you to have been working well in your existing role for at least six months. If you’ve been working in your current role for six months or longer and are meeting or exceeding performance expectations, as determined by your manager, the process is pretty straightforward.

If you haven’t been in your current role for six months or you have not been meeting expectations as determined by your manager, HR will need to review the situation.  In most cases you will need to meet these criteria before you can transfer, but HR can approve exceptions where appropriate.

If you have ambition and drive and want to own your own road map in a company that knows how to scale, we want to talk to you.

We're looking for great technology developers to hack on a variety of products aimed at making customers’ and small business’ lives easier and happier. We work in small, self-managing, collaborative and agile teams, and team with product designers to implement stuff quickly.


Our development ecosystem:

  • Java, RxJava, VertX, Dropwizard

  • NodeJS

  • Elastic search

  • Maven

  • ELK/Splunk

  • REST, JSON, Swagger/Open API

  • MySQL/PostgreSQL

  • Redis, Memcached

  • GitHub

  • JIRA

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Developing highly scalable applications for the Groupon microservice ecosystem

  • Collaborating with teams in other organizations to ensure that required business features and compliance rules are implemented effectively

  • Building service artifacts, planning deployments, coordinating timeline and tasks with project management and teams

  • Improving service stability by identifying critical service specific metrics, setting meaningful alerting thresholds, and automating alerting responses

  • Creating and maintaining documentation for your projects

  • Leading technical discussions and decisions related to the team, while mentoring junior engineers

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related fields with 7+ years in software development

  • Proven experience building, maintaining and upgrading a RESTful API, and solid knowledge of relational databases

  • A passion for writing clean, maintainable code

  • Knowledge of deploying and maintaining cloud-hosted services

  • Experience developing and supporting web applications and with supporting and troubleshooting internal and external requests / bug reports in a transactional environment

  • Good communication and collaboration 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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