Software Enginer – backend

Palo Alto, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

As a key member of an elite team, your efforts will make a direct impact on the experiences of millions of customers as well as establish the Groupon infrastructure platform as a standard of world-class engineering.

Role Summary:

• Design, architect and implement big-data tools for real-time distributed log processing and petabyte scale analysis of web clickstream as well as structured data

• Help bring our end-to-end data pipelines to the next level of scalability and reliability.

• Building large-scale infrastructure using open-source technologies

• Work with other developers across Groupon to ensure we’re using best practices and to share knowledge and experience across the company

• Work in agile development environment

with short sprints, stand-ups, and retros, pair programming as often as you like


• 8+ years in software development

• Highly proficient in OO programming (Java preferred) and data modeling

• Experience with modern data streaming/real-time processing/storage technologies: Hadoop, Kafka, Storm, Spark and similar

• Extensive experience designing and implementing scalable distributed data management systems as well BI/Analytical tools

• Passion for software quality

• BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience