Software Development Engineer

Groupon

Chicago, IL, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/19/2021
  • Website: groupon.com
  • Company Address: 600 W. Chicago Avenue Suite 400, Chicago, IL, 60654

About Groupon

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime.

Job Description

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 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 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 Data and Discovery organization. As a global company that works with both local businesses and consumers, Groupon has a wealth of data, which is stored and processed on our ever-evolving data platform. As a member of our team you will support and evolve the design, implementation, and operational support of internal systems that span both business and engineering departments. You will be working on significant data platform solutions with a high business impact by collaborating with Data Engineers, Data Scientists, Product Managers, and Software Engineers.

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?

Our development ecosystem:

  • Languages: Java, Ruby on Rails

  • Node/Express JS

  • MySQL/PostgreSQL

  • REST/JSON

  • Deployment to AWS

  • GitHub

  • JIRA

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • You will take ownership of the technical aspects of our Data Platform 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

  • You will contribute to the delivery of the design, development and maintenance of the Data Platform Solutions and Data Interfaces

  • You will design and implement RESTful APIs

  • You will build, install and configure open source projects

  • You will maintain and migrate the Data Platform tools to the cloud 

  • You will build user interfaces and/or extend existing user interfaces 

  • You will be participating in code reviews at the team level and mentoring junior team members

  • You will provide support for platform / application related issues; Triage and fix these issues reported by other teams to help with early resolution

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • 5+ 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 Python etc

  • Experience in developing APIs (REST API and their architecture)

  • Experience in big data technologies such as Spark, Hive, Elasticsearch, Cassandra.

  • Working knowledge of SQL and using databases for data retrieval such as Teradata, MySQL, Postgres, Tableau, ETL tools

  • Clear understanding of testing methodologies, CI/CD and other industry best practices

  • Cloud platforms experience is a plus (AWS)

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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.

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 groupon.com. If you have concerns related to Groupon’s equal employment opportunities, you may contact Groupon’s Ethics Reporting Service Ethicspoint.

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