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Groupon Tech and Product Team

Software Engineer


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.

Groupon, Inc. is looking for a Software Engineer to join our team in Chicago, IL.

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?

How you'll spend your day:

  • You will develop, construct and implement the next generation of company products and features for Groupon's web and mobile applications;
  • design high-performance RESTful service-oriented architectures and software that is fast and efficient for millions of users;
  • build complex algorithms that create personalized experiences for each of our millions of customers while working with the team to design user interactions that are simple, intuitive and implemented correctly;
  • architect code for large scale, high performance, and maximum security;
  • design and implement architecture, providing access to large datasets and transforming power for data across the organization;
  • actively contribute to the adoption of strong software architecture, develop best practices, and new technologies;
  • interface directly with Business Stakeholders, gathering requirements and owning automated end-to-end data engineering solutions.

We’re excited about you if you have the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Telecommunication Engineering, Information Technologies, or related field plus 6 years of related experience.
  • Any level of experience with designing and implementing ETL pipelines, using technologies and languages such as SQL, Shell, Informatica
  • Any level of experience with migrating pipelines from legacy cluster to new cluster
  • Any level of experience with designing and developing solutions using big data technologies and languages such as PySpark, Hadoop, EMR, S3, Hive, Python, Kafka, Airflow
  • Any level of experience with designing and developing matrix based on clickstream data using in-house tools including Ultron, ZombieRunner, and technologies including Spark-Scala, Big Data, Teradata, MySQL
  • Any level of experience with collaborating with business stakeholders to understand business needs and convert them into technical design using technologies such as Lucid Chart, Visual Studio, and Smartsheet


  • If performed in New York City, Seattle, or the Bay Area in California, the salary range for this role is between $133,980.00 and $210,540.00. If performed in New York (outside of New York City), Washington State (outside of Seattle), California (outside of the Bay Area), or Colorado, the salary range for this role is between $115,500.00 and $181,500.00. The salary range for this role may be different if performed from another location. This role is eligible for participation in a performance-based cash incentive program.

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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