Senior Software Development Engineer - Optimize

| Chicago

 At Groupon, experimentation is a fundamental component of how we build products. Every new feature we ship to production is controlled, monitored, and analyzed using our custom tools. In an organization committed to fast learning and incremental delivery you have teams shipping new features (and new experiments) to production every day. This rapid pace requires a system that’s both simple for teams to use and capable of tracking hundreds of concurrent experiments in real time.  

On any given day we process and store terabytes of user telemetry and experimentation data which drives product decisions for the organization across the globe. This effort requires systems of a scale you’ll only find at top technology companies like Groupon.

What you’ll do

We’ve laid the foundation for experimentation at Groupon but there’s still much to be done. Working as part of an agile team you’ll help deliver the next iteration of our experimentation platform. We work full-stack so you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to each component and realize new features end-to-end.  

You will work on the web applications and microservices that let teams build experiments and interpret results. You will become proficient in a number of languages including Javascript/Coffeescript (Node.js) and Ruby. You will build UIs and reporting dashboards using Ember.js. You will learn how to use Hadoop and Hive to efficiently process and analyze massive data streams.

Basic Requirements

  • 5+ years experience
  • Experience developing in Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript and/or Coffeescript.
  • A passion for continuous improvement and exploring new technologies.  

Nice, but not required

  • Experience building browser applications with Ember.js.
  • Experience with messaging systems or high volume stream processing.
  • Experience with Hadoop, Hive, or Data Warehouse databases.  
  • General interest in and knowledge of statistics.

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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • FluxLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • AccessDatabases
    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • BasecampManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Our headquarters is nestled alongside the Chicago River in the bustling River North neighborhood, close to both blue and brown line CTA trains.
600 W. Chicago Ave Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60654

Insider's spotlight

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Groupon provides an environment where I can strive for maximum work-life effectiveness, room for growth, and there is always something new to do. I enjoy spending lots of time at work because I love what I do; the hours are not burdensome, Groupon fits me. I define success in my own terms & Groupon provides us with the flexibility to be successful.

Milan

Senior Manager of Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We are working on arriving at the optimal attribution models across different areas of our business. For example, the attribution of a purchase to a specific experience — a home page feature, an email, a push notification — likely has a different window of time where we can reasonably say a specific purchase is a result of a specific experience.

Kristi

Data Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Here at Groupon, what you do matters. I got my start at Groupon as an intern and have had the opportunity in the past (almost) 5 years to build out a global volunteer program that has engaged over 5,000 employees in over 63,000 hours of service supporting the work of close to 650 nonprofit organizations.

Alicia

Program Manager, Employee & Community Engagement

Recently, we committed to having 100% of our job descriptions reviewed for gender balance by the end of 2018. Also for 2018, work will continue with our Employee Resource Groups, who play a pivotal part in the attraction and selection of diverse top talent, and themselves can be developed and promoted into company leaders.

Carlos

Head of Diversity Recruitment

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Game Room
Health Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Recreational Clubs
Unlimited PTO
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