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Groupon Tech and Product Team

Software Development Manager, Android


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 searching to lead an engineering team that operates at a global scale very few companies reach? Are you looking to hire, develop and grow great talent and partner with stakeholders to build features in one of the top-rated e-commerce mobile apps in the world?

Groupon's Mobile Engineering Team is at the core of the customer experience at Groupon, with over 70% of all transactions happening through our mobile apps. In this role, you will focus on the Android app. It connects millions of consumers with local merchants and services that they love all over the world. Groupon has over 30 million monthly active users, and the majority of them use the Groupon mobile app to book local experiences and purchase deals, so your work on our Android app will be used by millions of people every day.

You will guide a team of developers who work on projects and code that directly impact the user experience. As a manager, you will lead projects and foster engineering excellence as we challenge the status quo and take on large-scale problems. You will be part of a team that challenges each other, learns together, and never lets a cat gif go unnoticed. As a leader, you will partner with product owners and data analysts to develop convincing product roadmaps and provide technical guidance to conversations.

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 great way to grow your career? Let's get into the details:

You'll spend time on the following:

  • You will hire, develop, grow and retain great mobile talent
  • Work alongside other partners (such as Product Managers, Designers, and QA) to build and ship features that go into the Groupon consumer application
  • Rapidly add new functionality, take on complex problems, and ship quality applications
  • Provide leadership support to projects and help bridge the gaps between product vision and software delivered
  • Have 1-1 coaching and feedback sessions with your team and stakeholders
  • Help build our technical execution plans and ensure we hit all expectations

We're excited about you if you have:

  • You need 7+ years of experience in software design and development with at least 1-3 in a manager role with a BS or MS in computer science (or equivalent disciplines)
  • Previous work on the Android platform as a manager and developer
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with other mobile platforms
  • Experience building one or more deployed consumer Android applications preferred
  • An interest in understanding the "why," and a desire to pull the thread to understand how things work
  • Experience with popular architectures like MVP and MVVM is a plus 
  • Experience building with Kotlin is a plus 
  • Experience building with Android Jetpack is a plus 
  • Experience maintaining a Jenkins build pipeline is a plus 

We value leaders 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 and 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
  • Growth Mindset: You are invested in growing your team and people
  • 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

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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