Software Development Engineer, Mobile

| Chicago

 

Do You Want to Grow As a Developer and Build Things That Matter?
 

Are you searching for an engineering team that operates at a global scale very few companies reach? Are you looking to code and build features in one of the top-rated e-commerce mobile apps in the world? If you are a very smart engineer who cares about being great at their craft, executes at a high level, and loves to work as part of a team, and have fun doing it, you should join us.

 

Groupon's Mobile Engineering Team is making a clear impact on our bottom line. And with the growth of our mobile marketplace, we are getting more internal and external exposure every single day. Here, you will focus on the Android app, which is at the heart of our story. It connects millions of consumers with local merchants and services that they love all over the world. Groupon has over 49 million customers, and the majority of them use the Groupon mobile app to purchase deals and goods, so your work on our Android app will be used by millions of people every day.

 

You will work on projects and code that directly impact the user experience. As a Android Engineer, you will lead projects and foster engineering excellence as we challenge the status quo and take on large-scale problems. You will be part of a team that challenges each other, learns together, and never lets a cat gif go unnoticed.

 

We offer the scope and impact a smart and creative developer like you craves. If you have ambition to work at a massive scale and love owning your own roadmap, we want to talk to you.
 

Responsibilities:

  • You will develop the code that improves our overall Android mobile customer experience.

  • Work alongside other partners (such as Product Managers, Designers, and QA) to build and ship features that go into the Groupon consumer application.

  • Rapidly add new functionality, take on complex problems, and ship quality applications.

  • Develop and open source new libraries for use by the Android community.

  • Work with other developers across Groupon to ensure we’re using the right methodologies and practices.

  • Help build our technical execution plans and ensure we hit all expectations.

  • Teach and mentor fellow engineers, and work to foster an environment of development and inclusivity.
     

Qualifications:

  • You need 5+ years of experience in software design and development with at least 3 in mobile with a BS or MS in computer science (or related field)

  • As an independent, self-motivated, and an avid technologist, you should have strong interest in mobile and an intuition for UX and consumer behavior

  • Deep knowledge of Android

  • Excellent Java-programming skills

  • Experience writing testable code & unit tests

  • Experience with the Kotlin programming language a plus

  • Experience working with other mobile platforms a plus

  • Experience building one or more deployed consumer Android applications preferred

  • An interest in understanding the “why,” and a desire to pull the thread to understand how things work

 

Groupon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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 employee resource 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.

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Location

Our headquarters is nestled alongside the Chicago River in the bustling River North neighborhood, close to both blue and brown line CTA trains.

An Insider's view of Groupon

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

What projects are you most excited about?

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

What are Groupon Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Recreational Clubs

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fitness benefits. Free office shuttles. Paid parental and family leave. Comprehensive sales training program. Sense of joy. Onsite cafes. Unlimited Routine Time Off (RTO). Flexible spending accounts. Life & AD&D insurance. 401(k). Disability coverage.

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