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Software Development Engineering Intern, Summer 2019

| Chicago

 

Grow as a developer by building tools that grow local business

 

You chose to become an engineer because you believe in technology’s ability to make a difference in the world. So why would you spend your days building things that don’t matter?

 

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.

 

We might look like an ordinary e-commerce app, but under the surface we’re a cutting-edge technology company building products that positively impact the lives of millions of people and merchants globally. We have big goals to get to 2020 and beyond, and need you to help us get there.

 

Now, we're looking for the next wave of great software development engineering interns. We work in small, independent and agile teams, and collaborate with product designers to implement stuff quickly. As part of our technology team, you’ll use a variety of technologies and development practices to build pioneering local commerce applications used by millions of people. There are few boundaries for our interns, so expect to make a huge impact. The code we commit today is running in production around the world within a week - sometimes that day. So we need people that will take pride in the quality of their code and take it personally when there’s a bug that affects our customer experience.

 

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Front end development (Javascript/Node.js, HTML, CSS)

  • Mobile development (Swift/Objective-C, Java)

  • Full stack and Back end development (Java, Ruby)

 

What to Expect:

  • Exposure - Being a household name gives employees the opportunity to work in startup-like environment and focus on deeply interesting work that you wouldn’t get to do anywhere else; prepare to make a large scale impact in a short amount of time

  • Professional Development - Participate in weekly “lunch and learns” with other engineering and business functions, skill building workshops, and networking sessions

  • Fun - Explore the city through our planned intern social outings, and develop your network while getting to know your peers and Groupon’s leaders

  • Mentorship - Look forward to one-on-one time with dedicated managers and mentors to facilitate your growth throughout the summer internship experience

 

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • Currently enrolled in a BS, MS or PhD program in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field

  • Solid foundational Computer Science knowledge (e.g. data structures, algorithms, testing practices)

  • Must demonstrate strong coding ability

  • Previous experience working in collaborative technical teams (e.g. class projects, hackathons, previous work experience, open source projects)

  • Ability to apply creative problem solving skills

  • You have a strong desire to learn and grow

  • 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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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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