Senior Software Engineer – Platform Infrastructure

Chicago, IL, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Groupon is a mobile-first company, and there’s a lot of emphasis on innovating our mobile experience. The Groupon mobile app won 1st place in the Internet Retailer Mobile 500 two years in a row. It was also listed as one of the top 25 apps in the US in 2016, atop the list in the commerce category.

As an engineering team, we champion entrepreneurship, authenticity, collaboration, and quality. We have a huge impact on our product with great visibility in the organizationJoin an industry leader with over 50% of transactions completed on a mobile device in 2015. 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.