Senior Test Automation Engineer – Search Marketing

Palo Alto, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

As part of the Groupon Search Marketing team, you will be responsible for assuring the quality of systems that generate Groupon revenue derived from search engine referral traffic. You will do this by extending and improving existing and developing new automated testing solutions for the groupon.com website to give users a better experience and more ways to find Groupon. Our team launched Groupon's first on site search, Groupon Place Pages and the Groupon Guide. Join us and you will assure the quality of web development services to nearly every team at Groupon.

Are you passionate about helping to build large and small scale service oriented systems that help optimize revenue from search? Do you love making great user experiences and applying lessons learned to refine and improve them? Do you resist being pigeon-holed into one role? The Groupon Search Marketing team is for you!

Responsibilities:
Work within a small team whose work cuts across all parts of the Groupon product.

You will own the SEO Team’s Test Automation function.

Have a free hand to develop in the most appropriate way for any given situation

Contribute to the architecture and design of the core services and systems for delivering web pages and applications tailored for organic search and end users alike

Own and develop key components of the Search Marketing CMS system and associated services

Be responsible for the quality, reliability and scalability of these systems

Mentor, motivate, and foster innovation in other team members

Requirements:
Experience with test automation frameworks and functional and acceptance testing of web applications

Relevant web development experience using node.js (express.js), Java frameworks or similar stacks with a "mobile first" focus.

Familiarity with HTML/CSS and frontend javascript including jquery and single page application frameworks like Vue.js

Experience with relational database systems like MySQL

Good understanding of instrumenting and optimizing software to maximize business metrics

Experience with an iterative development process

Experience in a startup environment a definite plus

BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent

About Groupon
Groupon is an equal opportunity employer that is revolutionizing mobile and local commerce. We are redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain and interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payment processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that help businesses grow and operate more effectively. By using the company’s global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world with a number of access points to check Groupon first.

Join an industry leader with over 50% of transactions completed on a mobile device in 2015. Groupon mobile app versions are consistently given top ratings in the U.S. iTune App Store and our app remains one of the 25 most downloaded free apps of all time in the U.S. We are advancing the use of beacon technology in our latest technologies and we continue to grow our business with nearly $6B in gross annual billings.

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.