Software Engineer - Platform Infrastructure

| Chicago

 

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.

 

On the Release and Production Tools team, we strive to make the building, testing and deploying of services and applications efficient and reliable for the entire engineering organization. We also build configuration management solutions that drive the very core of our global platform. Because our team sits at the crossroads of so many different services, we enjoy exposure to a vast number of languages and tools: Java, Node, Ruby, Golang, and more. Polyglot is an understatement. We plan to push the engineering organization forward in three ways:

  • Building continuous delivery pipelines, leveraging Jenkins, Docker, and container orchestration to drive a migration towards public cloud

  • Revolutionizing the tools and infrastructure used for Service configuration and management

  • Expanding the reach of our artifact management solutions for Docker images, NPM packages, Java jars and wars, Ruby gems, and more

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? 

 

You’ll spend your time on the following

  • In the role of Platform Infrastructure Engineer, you would be tasked with helping to drive forward our vision of a modern global engineering platform.
  • Specifically, you would coordinate with other members of the platform team to design, build, test and deliver tools, frameworks and infrastructure that supports our CI/CD Pipelines
  • You would work with developers, test engineers, system administrators, and operations to understand their workflows, how to improve and automate them, and how provide an SDLC that is automated from commit to deploy
  • You would be part of a team that offers 24/7 support for the core pieces of Groupon’s infrastructure 

 

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • 5 + years of experience in designing, building, testing, delivering and supporting web services or applications

  • Proficiency with an Object Oriented programming language (Java/Scala/Ruby/Golang)

  • Proficiency with a scripting language (Bash/shell, Ruby, Python)

  • A strong understanding of Test Driven Development and a desire to push the quality bar higher

  • Experience with Jenkins, Docker, k8s, AWS desired

  • A self-starter that is not afraid to dig in and spend time investigating or learning on their own, but knows when to reach out for guidance

  • A drive to improve internal engineering tools at scale

  • Detail oriented with excellent communication skills

  • Bachelors or Masters in Computers or related field or equivalent work experience

 

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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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