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.

Software Engineer - Flux at Groupon

 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.

At Groupon, we have many opportunities to work with data each and every day. Our Data Engineering team works very closely with all aspects of data. We are looking for a Data Engineer with the Software Engineering chops to not only build data pipelines to efficiently and reliably move data across systems, but also to build the next generation of Data Science platform enabling us to take full advantage of this data. In this role you will be working closely with your team to provide business teams with key technologies and tools to extract tangible business value from massive data assets. You will get the opportunity to work with some of the smartest data scientists and software engineers who are solving complex business problems using cutting edge technology. This is a full-time position based in our office in Chicago.

Responsibilities:

  • Build data expertise and own data quality for the awesome pipelines you build

  • Design, build and launch extremely efficient & reliable data pipelines

  • Design and develop new systems and tools to enable business teams to consume and understand data better and faster

  • Use your expert coding skills across a number of languages from Java to Clojure

  • Work across multiple teams in high visibility roles and own the solution end-to-end

Minimum Qualification

  • 5+ years of Java and/or any Object Oriented Programming language development experience is necessary

  • 2+ years of SQL (Postgres, Hive, etc) experience is required

  • Experience using big data application like hadoop, Hbase, Hive, Spark

  • Ability to write reusable code components

  • Communication skills including the ability to identify and communicate data driven insights

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field

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.

Company Reviews

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
at Groupon
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 have the unique ability to do work that positively impacts customers and merchants alike. Want to help us revolutionize local commerce? Join us!
Culture
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
Public-transportation benefits
Fitness benefits
Free office shuttles
Paid new parent leave program
Comprehensive sales training program
Sense of joy
Onsite cafes
Unlimited Routine Time Off (RTO)
Heath insurance
Vision insurance
Dental insurance
Life insurance
AD&D insurance
Flexible spending accounts
401(k)
Disability coverage

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