Software Development Engineer

Chicago, IL, US

Job Description / Skills Required

We’re making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. We’re reinventing the traditional small business world by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions to help them attract more customers and run their operations more effectively.

By leveraging our global relationships and scale, we offer consumers incredible deals on the best stuff to eat, see, do, and buy in 48 countries. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more with Groupon Goods. Employees make it possible.

With 40% of North American Groupon transactions taking place on mobile devices, and international growing at an increased rate, our mobile teams are managing a massive evolution of e-commerce.

We’re adding multiple Software Development Engineer positions to the team at our Chicago, IL location.

Core Responsibilities

Collaborate with product designers and engineering team to deliver high performance global features that improve our user experience.
Build the consumer experience for Groupon Browse on the web.
Conduct front end development on the web and work on middleware API for web and mobile experiences.
Work with product designers to ensure all user interactions are implemented correctly.
Build unit tests, code, test and debug, fix bugs, and deploy.
Ensure functionality across all major browsers.
Work with other developers to ensure best practices and standard solutions.
Help build technical execution plans and ensure all milestones are hit.
Work in Agile development environment with short sprints.
Participate in code reviews and help teammates write better code.

Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical field, and one year of experience in software system design and development, or related field.
Work experience must have included:

1 year of experience with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
1 year of experience writing code
1 year working with git version control
Web MVC frameworks like Backbone.js
Building internal and external APIs and RESTful web services


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.