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Lead Software Development Engineer


This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted January 11, 2021.

n n nn Groupon is an experiences marketplace that brings people more ways to get the most out of their city or wherever they may be.

By enabling real-time mobile commerce across local businesses, live events and travel destinations, Groupon helps people find and discover experiences––big and small, new and familiar––that make for a full, fun and rewarding life.

Groupon helps local businesses grow and strengthen customer relationships––resulting in strong, vibrant communities.

Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success.

nn nn 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 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?

nn nn We are looking for a lead software engineer to join our Cloud Core team to support and evolve the design, implementation of our AWS Cloud initiative.

This is a hybrid role of management and hands-on development.

We want our engineers to grow and learn.

We encourage this by presenting monthly Lunch and Learns, annual hackathons and attending conferences.

Groupon offers an annual stipend focused on employee growth.

nn nn 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?

nn nn Languages: Python, Go, Java nn nn Terraform nn nn Node/Express JS nn nn REST/JSON nn nn GitHub nn nn JIRA nn nnYou’ll spend time on the following:nn nn This is a 50/50 role of direct management and hands on engineering.

You will lead an engineering team and provide mentorships, reviews and technical guidance.

nn nn Work with other teams and technical product managers to gather requirements and translate them to user stories.

nn nn We work mostly in Python.

We want strong developers and our interview process is unbiased and language agnostic.

nn nnWe’re excited about you if you have:nn nn 6+ years of relevant engineering work experience and 1+ hands-on technical management experience nn nn You are a pragmatic developer who will provide a strong voice for technological direction of systems at Groupon nn nn You are excited about greenfield projects as we migrate from our Colo’s to AWS nn nn You have strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals and coding/testing best practices nn nn You thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts and enjoys working with a diverse group of people with different expertise nn nWe value engineers who are:n nn Customer-focused: We believe that doing what’s right for the customer is ultimately what will drive our business forward.

nn nn Obsessed with quality: Your production code just works & scales linearly nn nn Team players.

You believe that more can be achieved together.

You listen to feedback and also provide supportive feedback to help others grow/improve.

nn nn 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.

nn nn 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.

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

nn nnWe continue to grow Groupon into an on-demand marketplace, matching consumers with merchants just about anywhere, anytime.

Teammates across the globe, and across a global spectrum of talents and industry specializations are charging ahead to refine and evolve what Groupon can do to connect local commerce.

Whether it’s a mobile developer in her first job out of school, or a technology sales executive taking the next career step, our diversity of opportunities and talent enhances the potential of all that we will do.

After 11 years, we’re more excited than ever to build what is ​next, and to welcome those who will build it with us.nn n n

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