Software Development Engineer II
Become a better 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, energetic and technology enthusiast eager to work at a rapid pace with the flexibility to work across our suite of technologies?
Are you are 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 are looking for a software engineer to join our team to support and evolve the design, implementation, and operational support of internal systems that span business side and engineering departments.
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?
You’ll spend time on the following :
You will develop tools and algorithms to help leverage Groupon’s data from data pipelines to machine learning & relevance.
You will take ownership of the technical aspects of our global technology infrastructure, ensuring that the platform is being used to its fullest potential through designing and building applications around our customer’s needs
You will review and monitor current engineering work, as well as previously constructed applications, to ensure the software is running as smoothly as possible
Work directly with our internal product teams to ensure that our technology infrastructure is seamlessly and effectively integrated with our third-
party software, conceive and build the necessary applications to make this happen
Provide support for platform related issues; Triage and fix issues reported by other teams to help with early resolution
We’re excited about you if you have :
2+ years of industry experience
B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience
Experience with one or more object-oriented programming language like Java or Ruby on Rails
Recent coding experience in one of scripting languages like RxJava etc
Clear understanding of testing methodologies and standard methodologies
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Some knowledge with relational databases, machine learning, or cloud data pipelines and systems.
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.