Software Engineer - Cloud Platform & Distributed systems (Open to Remote Candidates)

| Chicago

 

Grow As an Engineer by Building Things That Matter.

 

Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities through thriving small businesses by connecting people to a vibrant, 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, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success. If you want to take more ownership of your career, then you're ready to be part of Groupon.

 

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 are 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 great software engineers excited by helping us build out Groupon���s next generation container based platform. We are using great technologies including Kubernetes, Apache Mesos, Ansible and Docker to build the next generation orchestration platform for our 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?

 

We are providing Groupon’s microservice engineering teams a solid underpinning of tools and practices in the areas of continuous delivery and a dynamically allocated container based platform to deploy services to. A measure of success is that engineering teams can focus more on delivering features than thinking about how to get those features into production or grappling with long lead times for statically allocated VMs. Another measure of success in this role is that we see a reduction in time spent by Ops teams assisting in managing deploys, thereby allowing them to focus on higher-level tasks around site optimization. Improvements delivered to system management tooling now improve things for almost every team.

 

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Design and develop Groupon’s dev tools, to support continuous delivery in a high scale microservices environment.

  • Write great quality code using SOLID principles and fully covered by unit and integration tests. The languages we like to use are Python, GoLang, Scala or Java.

  • Deploy and manage new technologies from the Kubernetes / CNCF ecosystem ( CNI, Envoy, Fluentd etc).

  • Develop highly scalable tools used to package applications into Docker Containers.

  • Help improve our metrics and logs gathering capabilities.

  • Work with dev teams to build developer-friendly CLI tools and APIs for driving adoption.

  • Maintain the platform’s documentation and help improve already established processes.

 

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • Good knowledge or strong interest in at least 2 of the following: Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos, PaaS, IaaS

  • Good knowledge or strong interest in the following: Go-lang, Fluentd, GRPC, Notary etc.

  • A keen interest in tool and platform development for development teams

  • Good knowledge of tool chains such as Jenkins, Ansible, Maven, Chef, SALT, Puppet, ELK etc.

  • Excellent programming skills using one of the following: Java, Golang, Scala, Python, Ruby...

  • Deep understanding of Agile and Continuous Delivery concepts and tools

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

  • Knowledge of agile software development methodologies such as Agile and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

  • BS in Computer Sciences or related fields or an equivalent experience in software development

 

 

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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