Software Development Engineer in Test Intern, Summer 2018

Chicago, IL, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Groupon is looking for the next wave of great software development engineering interns in test. We work in small, independent and agile teams, and collaborate with product designers to implement stuff quickly. As part of our technology team, you’ll use a variety of technologies and development practices to build pioneering local commerce applications used by hundreds of millions of people.

For more information from previous interns, please take a look at our blog

What You’ll Be Doing

There are not a lot of boundaries here, so expect to make a big impact. The code you check in will help in ensuring our customers and merchants are receiving the best experience possible. So we need people that will take pride in the quality of their code and take it personally when there’s a bug that has slowed the site down.

Interns will have the opportunities to build tooling that enables our product and development counterparts to build web applications in Ruby on Rails, mobile applications for iPhone, iPad and Android, hard-core deal targeting and personalization algorithms & massively scalable server architectures using Hadoop. If you join us, you will be responsible for working with the team to design user interactions that are simple, intuitive and implemented correctly, building complex algorithms and architecting code for massive scale.

What to Expect

Exposure; Being a household name gives employees the opportunity to work in startup-like environment and focus on deeply interesting work that you wouldn’t get to do anywhere else. Prepare to make a large scale impact in a short amount of time.

Professional Development; Participate in weekly “lunch and learns” with other engineering and business functions, skill building workshops, and networking sessions.

Fun; Explore the city through our planned intern social outings, and develop your network while getting to know your peers and Groupon’s leaders.

Mentorship; Look forward to one-on-one time with dedicated managers and mentors to facilitate your growth throughout the summer internship experience.


Currently enrolled in a BS, MS or PhD program in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field

Knowledge of TCP/IP and network programming

Not afraid to jump into all levels of the technology stack

Ruby on Rails or dynamic language experience a plus

Open source experience a plus

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.