Senior Manager, Engineering – Machine Learning

Palo Alto, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Requisition ID: R13463
Interested in leading a new and exciting team to experiment, develop and apply cutting edge learning algorithms using information extraction, machine learning, and natural language processing techniques to construct compelling product experience?

Groupon is looking for an entrepreneurial leader to head up a key area in Groupon with a unique blend of systems, algorithm development, and data sciences. The algorithms and systems this leader owns will recommend the deals shown on every single detail page (title, bullet points, product description etc.). This is an opportunity to have a huge impact as this platform is used by every application at Groupon: Mobile, Web, and Email.

As the leader for the area, you will create the vision, lead a team of highly talented engineers to realize that vision and drive engineering best practices and adoption of new technologies. You will play a critical role in the broad business planning, working closely with senior executives to develop business targets and resource requirements, influence our long-term technical and business strategy, help us hire a talented team of engineers and ultimately enable us to deliver innovative new solutions rapidly. Successful candidates are strong leaders who can establish good working relationships with stakeholders, make data-driven prioritization decisions, communicate clearly and have a track record of leading teams delivering and managing software systems.

Key Deliverables

Technology Leader Driving…

Applied machine learning/algorithm expertise at scale focused on personalization and location. Groupon is integrating cutting-edge algorithmic technologies to drive a personalized experience for all of its users.

Driving Groupon Marketplace Efficiency: We service the worldwide Groupon market in 15 countries with the recommendation platform.

Solving problems at scale. Groupon has over 150M downloads.

Financial impact…

Key role with exceptional visibility to executive leadership because of financial responsibility across all GRPN business.

Your team drives the customer experience…

Every deal shown in any Groupon application is recommended by algorithms developed by this team

Not a typical “backend” role in that sense

Very product oriented

Qualifications
Master's degree in Computer Science or related discipline.

15+ years of software development experience.

5+ years of people management experience.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Deep hands-on technical expertise.

Track record of shipping software on time.

Strong business and technical vision.

Experience solving significant customer problems with Machine Learning and/or Natural Language Processing algorithms.

Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in fast paced environment.

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.