Software Engineer – Platform Infrastructure

Seattle, WA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

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.
On the Release and Production Tools team, we strive to make the building, testing and deploying of services and applications efficient and reliable for the entire engineering organization. We also build configuration management solutions that drive the very core of our global platform. Because our team sits at the crossroads of so many different services, we enjoy exposure to a vast number of languages and tools: Java, Node, Ruby, Golang, and more. Polyglot is an understatement. We plan to push the engineering organization forward in three ways:
Building continuous delivery pipelines, leveraging Jenkins, Marathon, Mesos, and Docker
Revolutionizing the tools and infrastructure used for host access throughout our global network of datacenters
Expanding the reach of our artifact management solutions for Docker images, NPM packages, Java jars and wars, Ruby gems, and more

In the role of platform infrastructure engineer, you would be tasked with helping to drive forward our vision of a modern global engineering platform. Specifically, you would coordinate with other members of the platform team to design, build, test and deliver tools, frameworks and infrastructure that supports our continuous delivery pipelines and configuration management solutions. You might spend one week digging into a Varnish and Rails caching problem on a single config host, or one month building a horizontally scalable service that runs on our Mesos cloud and proxies requests between our central GitHub repositories and our Jenkins instances. You would work with developers, test engineers, system administrators, and operations to understand their workflows, how to improve and automate them, and how to monitor and alert on failures of the systems that support them. You would be part of a team that offers 24/7 support for the core pieces of Groupon’s infrastructure.

Required skills:
Experience designing, building, testing, delivering and supporting web services or applications
Proficiency with an Object Oriented programming language (Java/Scala/Ruby/Golang)
Proficiency with a scripting language (Bash/shell, Ruby, Python)
A strong understanding of Test Driven Development and a desire to push the quality bar higher
A self-starter that is not afraid to dig in and spend time investigating or learning on their own, but knows when to reach out for guidance
A drive to improve internal engineering tools at scale
Detail oriented with excellent communication skills
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.