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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test

| Chicago

 

Grow as a Senior Software Engineer in Test by building things that help local businesses around the world thrive.

 

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.

 

Our Test Engineering team is responsible for the architecture, design, implementation, and test of our products in a high-visibility, high-impact part of the Tech organization. We strive to be trailblazers when it comes to implementing custom test automation solutions for our platform architecture. We follow engineering best practices to maintain performance standards when developing Tooling and Test infrastructure to support quality initiatives.

 

As a Software Development Engineer in Test, you will work on the Groupon platform and integration with the backend services to ensure high reliability, availability, performance and operational readiness of the Groupon platform.

 

So who are we looking for? You’re passionate about finding and fixing problems and getting great results. You love building automation and tools that allow us to increase our test coverage, automate processes and speed up our release cycles. We like to catch issues as early as possible in the development process. You have an incredible eye for detail and love working with a group of highly talented engineers.

 

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Architect and implement automation frameworks that allow us to validate RESTful services

  • Work on test tools that are leveraged across the company for test data creation, monitoring, compliance testing, etc.

  • Research emerging test tools, trends and methodologies and enhance existing systems and processes

  • Act as test lead in various work streams working closely with PMs, devs and collaborate across teams

  • Help define and improve our testing and release processes

  • Mentor other SDETs on test methodologies, test automation, coding standards and best practices through code reviews and designing test plans

  • Provide support for platform related issues; triage and troubleshoot issues reported by other teams to help with early resolution
     

Our development ecosystem:

  • Languages: Java, Groovy, Angular

  • Frameworks/Tools: Spring, Swagger, Vertx, DropWizard

  • CI/CD: Maven, Gradle, Jenkins

  • GitHub, JIRA

 

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • M.S. or B.S. in Computer Science and equivalent experience

  • 4+ years experience in production software development and testing

  • You have experience with one or more object-oriented programming language, like Java, C# ,C++, or Ruby

  • You have hands-on experience with test frameworks like TestNG, JUnit, RSpec etc

  • You’re proficient in writing REST API automation tests including client generation, customizing request payloads, request/response logging, response verification etc.

  • You have CI/CD experience; including exposure to build tools such as Maven, Gradle, Jenkins/Travis, GOCD etc

  • You have sound knowledge of applying computer science concepts (efficient design patterns, algorithms and data structures)

  • You have a clear understanding of testing methodologies and best practices

  • You’re an expert in writing unit, integration tests and system level tests

  • You have solid communication and collaboration skills

 

We value engineers who are:

  • Customer-focused: We believe that doing what’s right for the customer is ultimately what will drive our business forward.

  • Obsessed with quality: Your production code just works & scales linearly

  • Team players. You believe that more can be achieved together. You listen to feedback and also provide supportive feedback to help others grow/improve.

  • Fast learners: We are willing to disrupt our existing business to trial new products and solutions. You love learning how to use new technologies and then rapidly apply them to new problems.

  • Pragmatic: We do things quickly to learn what our customers desire. You know when it’s appropriate to take shortcuts that don’t sacrifice quality or maintainability.

  • Owners: Engineers at Groupon know how to positively impact the business.

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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  • Sales & Marketing
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    • BasecampManagement
    • JIRAManagement
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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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