Job Description / Skills Required
Requisition ID: R15731
Groupon+ is one of the fastest growing products at Groupon. It is the new way to experience Groupon, the deals are linked directly to the consumer’s credit card, thereby eliminating the cumbersome voucher experience.
We work in small, independent and collaborative teams to architect massively scalable and reliable systems. Our focus is on getting high-quality code into production, our processes are fast and light with short cycles and automated testing and deployment.
We are seeking an inspiring, technically brilliant engineering manager to help build out backend systems that integrate with the various credit card networks. The role entails leading and growing a distributed engineering team of 5-10 engineers.
Be a combination of a highly-technical hands-on software architect and an effective leader.
Recruit, inspire and develop team members.
Hold your own in technical discussions, be a subject matter expert, and have strategic influence with the product and business and other engineering organizations.
Communicate cross-functionally across various teams, organizations and internal and external stakeholders to drive engineering efforts on consumer product initiatives
Work together with product management, Business, and UX design teams to design and develop front-end interfaces, underlying APIs and backend systems across different programming languages.
Encourage a data-driven culture to improve the efficiency, scalability, stability, and security of consumer applications and in-house systems to help scale the company.
Partner with other engineering teams to drive leverage, reuse and technical craftsmanship in the larger engineering organization.
BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent experience
At least 8 years experience – at least 3 years as a manager
Track record of building and shipping scalable distributed systems
3+ years of experience in leading complex, technically-challenging, cross-functional software oriented projects from inception to delivery
Exceptional technical architect with a penchant to design highly scalable web architectures using Java and/or Ruby based stacks
Passion for leading teams and setting the vision
A technologist at heart and not shy of writing code if needed
Experience designing, building and supporting external APIs a major plus
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.