Senior Software Development Engineer - Performance Engineering

| Chicago

You became an engineer because you believed in technology’s ability to make a difference in the world. So why would you spend your days building things that don’t matter? At Groupon, we spend our days developing tools, platforms and experiences that help small businesses thrive in their local communities. We might look like an ordinary ecommerce app, but under the surface we’re using cutting edge technology to build products that regularly positively impact the lives of 48MM people and merchants.

Of course, local merchants aren’t the only ones who will benefit from your work—you will too. Whether it's working on a top 30 mobile app, improving machine learned personalization models, launching container-based platform-as-a-service infrastructure, or optimizing the site through performance testing, you’ll be building your portfolio of achievements and becoming the software developer you want to be.

If you have ambition and drive and want to own your own road map in a company that knows how to scale, we want to talk to you.

We're looking for great technology developers to work on the Groupon platform to improve performance and make our customers’ and small business’ lives easier and happier. We work in small, self-managing, collaborative and agile teams to implement stuff quickly.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct performance tests, analyze and present key results/metrics to assess Groupon’s platform scalability and stability

  • Develop frameworks, tools and infrastructure for performance testing

  • Lead the change to support performance testing in the CI/CD pipeline

  • Work closely with other engineers within your group and across the product and engineering organization to identify problems and build effective technical solutions

Requirements:

  • 7+ years experience in software development

  • 5+ years experience in performance profiling and optimization

  • Excellent coding skills in one or more languages: Java, C#, C++, Python or Ruby

  • Development experience with service-oriented architectures/microservices

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively through an agile development process that promotes constant team communication

  • Full-stack, DevOps experience is a plus

  • Experience with JMeter, Gatling, Grinder, etc.

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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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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