Software Development Engineer at Groupon

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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 are looking for a software engineer to join our Data Platform team to support and evolve the design, implementation of our Data Lake initiative.


We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have the 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?


The Data Platform Team will

  • Research, Evangelize, Apply, Lead, Monitor cloud adoption for backend systems.

  • Set architecture standards and frameworks for our Data Lake.

  • Define Ingestion patterns for all incoming data in batch and streams.

  • Develop best practices to provide guard rails.

  • curious, fun, a little intense, and kind of obsessed with helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a compelling place to work?


You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Developing to automate data processing and onboard data producers to our data lake

  • Conceive and develop checks and bounds to provide guardrails for our engineers operating on AWS

  • You will provide input into the technical aspects of our AWS/Cloud technologies, ensuring that the platform is being used to its fullest potential through designing and building standards and frameworks around our customer’s needs

  • Assist our customers and business partners with migration of their data sets.

  • Work directly with our internal engineering teams to ensure that our technology infrastructure is seamlessly and effectively designed for cloud

  • Provide support for AWS related issues; Triage and fix issues reported by other teams to help with early resolution


We’re excited about you if you have:

  • 5 years of industry experience

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

  • AWS Professional qualifications or equivalent experience

  • Experience developing on Spark (Scala or Python) on Elastic Map Reduce

  • Experience with Airflow, NiFi, Luigi or Azkaban

  • Experience writing code using AWS APIs with Python or Go and using AWS Config Rules.

  • Understanding of REST, microservices for distributed architecture, support and planning utilizing Scala, Python, Go, or Ruby

  • Clear understanding of testing methodologies and AWS Best Practices

  • Experience with any of Elastic Search, Aurora, MySQL, Postgres, Redshift, Snowflake, DynamoDB, or Redis

  • Working experience with schema evolution design patterns

  • Experience with Kafka, Avro, and Confluent Schema Registry or AWS Glue

  • Big plus if you have experience with Apache Atlas


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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