Software Engineer

Job Description / Skills Required

We’re making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. We’re reinventing the traditional small business world by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions to help them attract more customers and run their operations more effectively.

By leveraging our global relationships and scale, we offer consumers incredible deals on the best stuff to eat, see, do, and buy in 48 countries. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more with Groupon Goods. Employees make it possible.

With 40% of North American Groupon transactions taking place on mobile devices, and international growing at an increased rate, our mobile teams are managing a massive evolution of e-commerce.

We’re adding multiple Software Engineer positions to the team at our Palo Alto, California location.

Core Responsibilities

Utilize full stack software development technologies and development practices to design and build highly scalable global web and mobile e-commerce software applications.
Address and resolve complex software development challenges encountered in the development and launch process including: designing highperformance service-oriented architectures; building large-scale infrastructural data systems using open-source technologies; building scalable and flexible application layers; design and Bild data focused front end applications; personalizing content using data driven techniques; and ensuring global compatibility of applications.

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field, and one year of experience in software system design and development, or related field

Work experience must have included:

(1) C, C#, C++, Java or similar compiled language;

(2) Database programming and performance;

(3) RESTful service-oriented architectures;

(4) UNIX or LINUX or similar *NIX development environment;

(5) Ruby, Clojure, or Python.


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.