Senior Software Engineer – Big Data

Job Description / Skills Required

Requisition ID: R14760
Groupon's Search Marketing organization has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Software Engineer in the areas of large scale distributed systems and big data.

We are building one of the largest advertising platforms in the world: bringing together super scale data analytics, machine learning, and streaming techniques to process and act upon millions of events per minute. The systems we build manage the spend of hundreds of millions of advertising dollars worldwide through automated campaign generation and bidding algorithms. We are constantly iterating and experimenting with new technologies and ideas to move the needle and have been very successful in doing so thus far.

Who you are:

Independent and entrepreneurial, you want to flex your creative muscle: try out new ideas, propose experiments and build new services.

You have experience with Big data – Spark, Kafka, Storm, Hadoop – or are very keen to work in that space.

You have at least 5 years experience developing software using languages such as Java or Python and a degree in Computer Science, math or a related field.

What we offer:

A platform with over 50 million active customers, generating hundreds of millions of advertising campaigns worldwide.

An opportunity to explore machine learning techniques and the computational marketing algorithms that drive our processes.

Brilliant people to work with: you will collaborate and work closely with data scientists and business leaders, and will have the opportunity to lead a team of highly skilled engineers.

To help us on this mission, we are looking for a senior leader at our Palo Alto development center that shares our passion for crafting a new evolution in local commerce. All those with interest in machine learning, NLP, information retrieval or keen to work with technologies such as Kafka, Spark, Hadoop, Storm should apply!

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.