Full Stack Software Engineer

Job Description / Skills Required

Grow As a Developer by Building Things That Matter

You became an engineer because you believed in technology’s ability to make a difference in the world. So why would you spend your days building things that don’t matter? At Groupon, we spend our days developing tools, platforms and experiences that help small businesses thrive in their local communities. We might look like an ordinary ecommerce app, but under the surface we’re using cutting edge technology to build products that regularly positively impact the lives of 48MM people and merchants.

Of course, local merchants aren’t the only ones who will benefit from your work—you will too. Whether it's working on a top 30 mobile app, improving machine learned personalization models, launching container-based platform-as-a-service infrastructure, or optimizing the site through A/B testing, you’ll be building your portfolio of achievements and becoming the software developer you want to be.

If you have ambition and drive and want to own your own road map in a company that knows how to scale, we want to talk to you.

We're looking for great technology developers to hack on a variety of products aimed at making customers’ and small business’ lives easier and happier. We work in small, self-managing, collaborative and agile teams, and team with product designers to implement stuff quickly.

More specifically:

Build the consumer experience for Groupon Getaways on the web. This includes front end development and middleware API work for web and mobile.

Work with product designers to ensure all user interactions are implemented correctly and we’re building an amazing user experience

Use open API infrastructure to develop and launch new products for millions of customers

Build for performance; you’re the kind of person who can take a page that loads in 2 seconds and get it down to 1 second or less.

Work with other developers across Groupon to ensure we’re using best practices and standard solutions

Help build our technical execution plans and ensure we hit all milestones


Deep knowledge of JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

Experience with Java or other backend languages.

Experience with Node.js and MVC framworks like Backbone, or the passion to learn new technologies.

Track record of shipping impactful projects in an agile fashion

BS, MS, or PhD Degree in Computer Science or applicable field or relevant lifeexperience

Interest in understanding the “why,” and like to pull the thread to understand how things work

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.