Director – Marketing Engineering


Bangalore, IN
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 02/19/2021
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  • 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’s mission is to become a daily habit in local commerce. We aim to build strong communities of thriving small businesses by connecting people to a dynamic, 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, supports 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 are hiring a Director for our Marketing Engineering organisation in Bangalore.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a large engineering team and influence the direction of Groupon’s marketing technology platform.

Our marketing engineering organisation spans three development centres: Bangalore, Dublin and Seattle.  The teams in Bangalore are responsible for a wide range of our platform services, including:

  • Email and Push notifications

  • Sponsored Listings and Ads-on-Groupon

  • Promo codes

  • Subscriptions

Each of our dev centres is responsible for creating new services all the time – this is not a localisation role; we want you to build new things.  Engineering is an important source of new product ideas at Groupon and you and your teams are encouraged to innovate.

The director role combines technical leadership with the mission of forging a reputation for the Bangalore engineering teams as best-in-class across Groupon.

We value empathetic leaders who can inspire and cultivate their teams while delivering ambitious targets.

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Cultivating a strong identity and team culture for the engineering teams in Bangalore

  • Inspiring creativity in your teams and facilitating R&D

  • Working with product managers in multiple locations to define product strategy

  • Delivering business-impacting products and services using Agile methodologies

  • Providing technical guidance to your senior engineers

  • Mentoring your leadership team and senior peers in the organization

  • Building and nurturing strong relationships across the organization 

  • Assisting your direct reports and their teams with career development plans 

  • Defining individual and organizational goals for each quarter

  • Implementing process improvements to the development lifecycle

  • Allocating your teams according to business priorities and ensuring they are working in the most impactful projects

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • Direct leadership and management of global organisations over 50 people across multiple time zones and locations

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

  • A minimum of 10-12 years supervisory experience and proven success in managing global technical teams in a fast-paced, dynamic customer-facing software business. 

  • Knowledge of industry best practices for software development, IT life cycles, mentoring and leadership of diverse IT professionals.

  • Proven experience building and leading global high performance technical teams

  • Deep understanding of Agile and Continuous Delivery concepts and tools.

  • Strong knowledge of all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

  • Experience with current DevOps toolchains for infrastructure deployment, software build/test/deploy, and systems/application monitoring/logging such as Jenkins, Ansible, Maven, Chef, SALT, Puppet, ELK, AppDynamics etc.

  • Technical expertise in an IT vertical, such as product support, software development, networking, architecture, quality assurance, or system administration.

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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