Groupon's mission is to connect local commerce, increasing consumer buying power while driving more business to local merchants through price and discovery. We're redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain, and interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payment processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that help businesses grow and operate more effectively.

Senior Software Engineer - Platform Infrastructure at Groupon
 Groupon is a mobile-first company, and there’s a lot of emphasis on innovating our mobile experience. The Groupon mobile app won 1st place in the Internet Retailer Mobile 500 two years in a row. It was also listed as one of the top 25 apps in the US in 2016, atop the list in the commerce category. 

As an engineering team, we champion entrepreneurship, authenticity, collaboration, and quality. We have a huge impact on our product with great visibility in the organizationJoin an industry leader with over 50% of transactions completed on a mobile device in 2015. We are advancing the use of beacon technology in our latest technologies and we continue to grow our business with nearly $6B in gross annual billings. 

On the Release and Production Tools team, we strive to make the building, testing and deploying of services and applications efficient and reliable for the entire engineering organization. We also build configuration management solutions that drive the very core of our global platform. Because our team sits at the crossroads of so many different services, we enjoy exposure to a vast number of languages and tools: Java, Node, Ruby, Golang, and more. Polyglot is an understatement. We plan to push the engineering organization forward in three ways:

  • Building continuous delivery pipelines, leveraging Jenkins, Marathon, Mesos, and Docker

  • Revolutionizing the tools and infrastructure used for host access throughout our global network of datacenters

  • Expanding the reach of our artifact management solutions for Docker images, NPM packages, Java jars and wars, Ruby gems, and more

In the role of platform infrastructure engineer, you would be tasked with helping to drive forward our vision of a modern global engineering platform. Specifically, you would coordinate with other members of the platform team to design, build, test and deliver tools, frameworks and infrastructure that supports our continuous delivery pipelines and configuration management solutions. You might spend one week digging into a Varnish and Rails caching problem on a single config host, or one month building a horizontally scalable service that runs on our Mesos cloud and proxies requests between our central GitHub repositories and our Jenkins instances. You would work with developers, test engineers, system administrators, and operations to understand their workflows, how to improve and automate them, and how to monitor and alert on failures of the systems that support them. You would be part of a team that offers 24/7 support for the core pieces of Groupon’s infrastructure.

Required skills:

  • Experience designing, building, testing, delivering and supporting web services or applications
  • Proficiency with an Object Oriented programming language (Java/Scala/Ruby/Golang)
  • Proficiency with a scripting language (Bash/shell, Ruby, Python)
  • A strong understanding of Test Driven Development and a desire to push the quality bar higher
  • A self-starter that is not afraid to dig in and spend time investigating or learning on their own, but knows when to reach out for guidance
  • A drive to improve internal engineering tools at scale
  • Detail oriented with excellent communication skills

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.

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I enjoy working at Groupon because you're rewarded and acknowledged based on the hard work you put in, and not on arbitrary tasks. This helps me focus on things that will positively impact my career progression such as honing my sales skills, building my book of business, and investing time in the mentorship program.
Tyler Scott
Merchant Development Manager - Things To Do
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I love working at Groupon because I can collaborate with brilliant team members to build strategic initiatives that will make a tangible impact on our business. I wake up every morning excited to solve some of our most complex challenges with a team of people who are innovative, smart, and inspiring.
Jackie Rodriguez
Sales Strategy Manager - Health, Beauty, and Wellness
at Groupon
I've been extremely fortunate to build my career at Groupon over the past 6+ years. Groupon has allowed me to create my own journey, and I've found great rewards in taking chances while staying focused on key priorities. The guidance from excellent mentors and access to senior leadership have also been critical to my Groupon career.
Alan Deitch
Director of Software Engineering
at Groupon
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Why work with us
We're builders and problem solvers who take our work seriously, but not ourselves. Ownership and opportunity are integral to the Groupon employee experience, and our teammates' work that positively impacts customers and merchants alike. Want to help us revolutionize local commerce? Join us!
Groupon's Chicago office—nestled alongside the Chicago River in the bustling River North neighborhood—is an open environment with plenty of coffee and quirky, themed areas to keep our employees caffeinated and rejuvenated. We value openness and inclusivity and work to ensure all Groupon employees feel both connected to the mission and each other.
Perks & Benefits
Commuter benefit program
Fitness benefits
Free office shuttles
Paid parental and family leave
Comprehensive sales training program
Sense of joy
Onsite cafes
Unlimited Routine Time Off (RTO)
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Flexible spending accounts
Life & AD&D insurance
Disability coverage

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