Senior Software Development Engineer – Tools

Palo Alto, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Groupon is a household name that’s at the exciting intersection of local and online commerce, mobile, personalization, and discovery.

The newly formed developer agility and tools team is charged with improving the developer experience at Groupon. Our engineering colleagues are our core customers, and we work on building tools and infrastructure that will allow them to focus on developing, testing and releasing high quality software. We partner with teams to champion best practices, identify pipeline bottlenecks and take advantage of opportunities for automation.

Our team is looking for an experienced SDE to help us build tools and distributed infrastructure to improve developer productivity and drive excellence across the engineering organization. In this role you will work with teams across Groupon and get exposure to a diverse set of technologies. This is a fantastic opportunity to change how Groupon builds software.


Develop frameworks, monitoring tools, release techniques and infrastructure to increase the speed of release cycles and allow for high-quality product delivery.

Drive initiatives across engineering teams with a focus on increasing developer productivity.

Work closely with other engineers within your group and across the product and engineering organization to identify problems and build effective technical solutions.

Develop tools to identify Groupon’s platform scalability and stability bottlenecks and visualize key quality metrics.


At least 3 years experience in software development, preferably building developer-facing tools

Excellent coding skills in one or more languages: Java, C#, C++, or Ruby

Development experience with service-oriented architectures/microservices

Hands-on experience with continuous integration platforms like Jenkins

Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

Ability to work collaboratively through an agile development process that promotes constant team communication

Experience with Docker OR Vagrant desired

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.