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Senior Software Engineer: Coupons

| Chicago

 

Grow as a developer 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.

 

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'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?

 

It's a little known fact that Groupon Coupons is the first experience millions of users have each year with the Groupon brand. As such, the Coupons team is in a unique position of converting those users to lifetime Groupon users and furthering our mission of building the local marketplace. The Coupons engineering team is responsible for ensuring that experience is seamless and highly responsive, working closely with our business team colocated in our Chicago office, making their ideas a reality.

 

As a front-end software engineer on the Coupons team, you will have the rare opportunity to deliver web based experiences to users at a scale not available at most companies. You will be collaborating closely with the team in an agile environment to improve all aspects of our software development lifecycle and maximize the value of our work.

 

Our development ecosystem:

  • Languages: React, Javascript, Java, Ruby

  • Frameworks: Vue.js, Node/Express, DropWizard, Rails

  • Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL

  • Logging: Splunk

  • APIs: REST, JSON

  • Source Control: GitHub

  • Project Management: JIRA

 

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Building new applications and enhancing existing applications in the Coupon domain

  • Collaborating with other teams in the creation of those applications

  • Integrating Coupons into the larger Groupon ecosystem

  • Working with platform teams to improve the developer experience for all Groupon engineers

  • Contributing to the improvement of the team development processes

  • Mentor junior staff

  • Driving the discussion and decisions of technical topics related to the team

 

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Sciences or related fields with 5+ years in software development

  • Experience building performant web applications, including tooling needed to keep them performant over time

  • A solid understanding of microservice architectures and working with RESTful APIs

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