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Groupon Tech and Product Team

Software Engineer


Engineers making an impact on our company globally!


Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfil 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.

The Booking team owns a stack of applications that help our merchants to manage their availabilities , bookings and to contact our customers. This initiative is one of the key ones and the first to be Global in North America and International. The focus of the company is to make more than 80% of the local deals bookable in 2020 !

We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our growing Engineering team and build out the next generation of our booking platform. The ideal candidate is a hands-on platform builder with significant experience in developing scalable data platforms. We’re looking for someone with experience in business intelligence, analytics, data products. They must be at ease working in an agile environment with little supervision. You will help enable us to deliver a globally scalable, secure, performant, and configurable unified platform to bring our merchants and customers together to new and existing markets. This is an opportunity to make significant contributions to the time to market, scalability, performance, and maintainability of leading-edge united booking platform services. You will be working with and learning from skilled senior developers using modern tools and technologies. 

If you hold an engineering background and enjoy providing end-to-end solutions to software quality problems, we’d like to meet you.

We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have the 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?


You will spend time on the following:

  • Develop software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes (agile); investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle

  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support and enhancements in existing systems and platforms.

  • Contribute to the quality and maintenance of the code base through code reviews and unit testing

  • Troubleshoot and resolve system problems and client issues

  • Work alongside other engineers on the team to elevate technology and consistently apply best practices

  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support and enhancements in existing systems and platforms.

  • Provide information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing development and service issues.

  • Solve complex problems with simple solutions

  • Determines operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions

  • Documents and demonstrates solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code

  • Accomplishes engineering and organization mission by completing related results as needed

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with data scientists, business users, project managers and other engineers to achieve elegant solutions

We’re excited about you if you have/are:

  • 3+ years of proficient experience working on software products

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject

  • Excellent team player

  • Deep understanding of object-oriented design and programming concepts

  • Experience of development and consumption of scalable microservices, REST APIs and REST API architecture

  • Experience with modern programming languages like Java, Python, Ruby, PHP

  • Experience with scripting languages like Bash Shell, etc.

  • Experience of database concepts and implementation, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra

  • Experience with infrastructure automation technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, Vagrant

  • Experience with build automation technologies like Maven, Chef , Puppet, Ansible

  • Experience with monitoring technologies like Nagios, Wavefront

  • Experience with Cloud Services (AWS)

  • Comfortable with version control: GIT, Github, Gitlab

  • Familiarity with Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, Unit Testing

  • Comfortable with Linux

  • Experience in compilers or debuggers

  • Capable of delivering on multiple competing priorities with little supervision

  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process

  • Experience with the Atlassian toolset – Confluence, Jira


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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