Software Development Engineer – Goods

Job Description / Skills Required

Requisition ID: R15453
Goods is Groupon’s retail business where we seek to offer unique products at great value to our customers. We’re the fastest growing business within Groupon and make-up 40% of total Groupon and became a billion dollar business in less than 3 years (seriously!). Logistics is crucial to the overall customer experience and our growth strategy. Moreover, based on customer feedback, logistics drives/influences 4 of the top 5 customer needs – trust, shipping speed, value and returns.

The Goods Platform (GP) team is seeking an innovative Senior/Principal Software Engineer to enable EndToEnd real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations and consumer products. You’ll enjoy an intense/exciting Startup environment where every day brings change and your work matters. Your growth and advancement pace is driven by you.

You will be responsible for Arch/Design of systems/services and iteratively developing/releasing critical features. You’ll be able to directly see the benefits of your work daily on the business & in delighting customers.


4 years experience in designing/implementing large, scalable distributed systems

Build for performance; you’re the kind of engineer who can take an API that responds in 2 seconds and improve it to 20MS at 25K RPS.

Proficient in OO programming (Java, C#, C++, Python, Ruby, etc)

Pragmatic in finding creative solutions, juggling multiple projects, rapidly shiping impactful customer-centric services/apps

Experience working with Relational & NoSQL databases

Obsessive about quality, good design and elegant code

ML Interest/Experience is a plus

BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience & committment to continual learning

We Value Engineers Who Are

Customer-focused: We believe that doing what’s right for the customer is ultimately what will drive our business forward.

Obsessed with Quality: Your Production code Just Works & scales linearly

Team players. You believe that more can be achieved together. You listen to feedback and also provide constructive feedback to help others grow/improve.

Fast learners: We are bold and willing to disrupt our existing business to trial new products and solutions. You love learning how to use new technologies and then rapidly apply them to new problems.

Pragmatic: We are willing to do things quickly to learn what our customers desire. You know when it’s appropriate to take short-cuts that don’t sacrifice quality or maintainability.

Owners: Engineers at Groupon know how to move the needle on the business.

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.