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Groupon Tech and Product Team
R25178

Software Development Engineer IV

Description

Grow as a developer by building things that help local businesses around the world thrive

Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities through thriving small businesses by connecting people to a vibrant, global marketplace for local services, experiences and goods. In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and merchants globally. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success. If you want to take more ownership of your career, then you're ready to be part of Groupon.

Are you a passionate and energetic 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're looking for great technology developers to work on the Groupon platform to improve performance and make our customers’ and small business’ lives easier and happier. We work in small, self-managing, collaborative and agile teams to implement stuff quickly.

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: Java, Ruby on Rails

  • Frameworks: Spring, Dropwizard, Ruby on Rails

  • Node/Express JS

  • MySQL/PostgreSQL

  • Redis / Memcache / Varnish 

  • Splunk / Elasticsearch

  • RESTful API design

  • Asynchronous messaging / pub-sub 

  • Deployment to our own data centers and cloud

  • Capistrano, Ansible, docker, kubernetes

  • GitHub, JIRA

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • You will design and develop services for Bookable Marketplace product Features for the Groupon Connect platform

  • You will involve in designing new features, as well as improve the existing platform

  • You will lead the design and implementation of systems within the enterprise

  • You will focus on solutions that come from better architecture, not just better code

  • You will drive initiatives across engineering teams with a focus on increasing site performance and stability

  • You will work closely with other engineers within your group and across the product and engineering organization to identify problems and build effective technical solutions

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

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • At least 12+ years experience in software development, experience building developer-facing tools will be a plus

  • Excellent coding skills in one or more languages: Java, Python or Ruby

  • Excellent knowledge of frameworks like Spring, Dropwizard, Ruby on Rails

  • Experience with container technologies like Kubernetes or Docker desired

  • Development experience with service-oriented architectures/microservices

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively through an agile development process that promotes constant team communication

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 groupon.com. If you have concerns related to Groupon’s equal employment opportunities, you may contact Groupon’s Ethics Reporting Service Ethicspoint.

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