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Software Engineer - Cloud Platform & Tools


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.

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:

We work as part of Groupon’s Engineering Excellence team to provide microservice owners the infrastructure and tools needed to rapidly deploy and manage their applications. We operate Kubernetes container management platform for public cloud infrastructure, and support microservices written in multiple languages (e.g. Java, Ruby, Node). Groupon will be moving many of our applications to the public cloud, and we are looking for a talented and passionate engineer to join our cloud migration factory team.

In this role, you will build expertise in operating containerized microservices on Kubernetes. You will be part of a team of engineers focused on ensuring platform readiness (performance, capacity, stability), building developer tools and ensuring a smooth transition to public cloud infrastructure. You will work with application owners to understand their needs and define requirements for their migration to the cloud platform. This role involves working with cutting-edge technology and solving challenging technical problems. The platform capabilities we are building will be used by every engineering team at Groupon, and this is your chance to influence how microservices are developed and deployed on a company-wide scale.

Our development ecosystem

  • Languages & Frameworks: Java, Ruby, Ruby on Rails & Dropwizard

  • MySQL/PostgreSQL

  • Splunk/ELK


  • Kubernetes & AWS

  • GitHub

  • JIRA

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Design and develop high-quality code using object-oriented coding principles, covered by unit and integration tests.

  • Draw and implement abstract drawing board ideas into practical working components.

  • Understand the big picture, conflicting views, and participate constructively to find solutions.

  • Work with service owners across the company to make their services cloud-ready.

  • Support services on different technology stacks with application containerization, deployment, and operation on Kubernetes/AWS.

  • Identify gaps in our tooling and innovate proper solutions to bridge them as part of improving user experience.

  • Collaborate with owners of common building blocks (logging, metrics, database, etc) for migration to the cloud.

  • Ensure platform and application readiness in terms of capacity, performance, monitoring, and stability.

  • Guide fellow team members when needed.

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • B.Tech, BS, MS, or Ph.D in Computer Science or equivalent education with 4 years of development experience on the backend or full-stack services.

  • Proficient coding skills in one or more languages: Go or Python

  • Good knowledge, practical experience or strong interest in Kubernetes or a related technology like Docker Swarm.

  • Strong understanding of web technologies and service-oriented architecture and microservices and relevant patterns.

  • Good knowledge of tools such as Jenkins, Maven.

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills.

  • Self-motivated, good team player who has the ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing agile environment.

Nice to Have:

  • Previous experience with cloud migrations and associated validation steps (performance testing, monitoring, capacity planning etc.).

  • Experience creating Docker images and running Docker containers.

  • Kubernetes based certifications like CKA/CKAD.

  • Good understanding or strong interest in concepts such as Design-for-performance, Design-for-failure, Cloud Native, Cloud Ready, CI-CD, Observability and their associated tools.

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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