Software Development Engineer II



Software Engineering
Remote · United States
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023


Grow as a developer by building things that help local businesses around the world thrive.

Are you a passionate, energetic and technology enthusiast eager to work at a rapid pace with the flexibility to work across our suite of technologies? Are you a problem solver; someone who enjoys debugging code, resolving issues, and creating solutions for common problems?

Groupon is an experiences marketplace that brings people more ways to get the most out of their city or wherever they may be. By enabling real-time mobile commerce across local businesses, live events and travel destinations, Groupon helps people find and discover experiences––big and small, new and familiar––that make for a full, fun and rewarding life. Groupon helps local businesses grow and strengthen customer relationships––resulting in strong, vibrant communities. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success.

As a global company that works with both local businesses and consumers, Groupon has a wealth of data, which is stored and processed on our ever-evolving data platform. Parsing and analyzing vast amounts of data is a centrally meaningful part of Groupon’s business: it helps us gain better insights into our customers’ needs as well as understand our own processes and identify ways in which we can improve. Our Data Pipeline is the heart of this system and we are looking for someone to join us and help us shape the growth of this business-critical function.

For this specific role, you’d be joining a team of like minded engineers on a follow the sun model. You will be contributing to all aspects of an agile software development life cycle including design, architecture, coding, documentation, testing and operations. Supporting data pipeline operations globally while defining your own development roadmap to automate and simplify your work. You’ll also build and improve the cloud infrastructure supporting the global data pipelines. You’ll be able to build tools and services to enhance monitoring & observability of global data pipelines and also to detect and provide early warning, self healing systems over Data Pipelines to improve and streamline operations. In this role, you will own and improve the data infrastructure supporting the global data and ingestion pipelines.

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Proactively manage delivery of service level objectives for Data Pipelines and related Systems

  • Implement early warning, detection and self healing systems

  • Designing and implementing tools to optimize processes and simplify your work

  • Reduce toil and support requests, make the platform easy to use.

  • Collaborate with teams to troubleshoot issues and propose solutions

  • Actively contribute to the adoption of strong software architecture, development best practices, and new technologies. We are always improving the process of building software; we need you to help contribute.

  • Work closely with other engineers within your group and across the product and engineering organization to identify problems and build effective technical solutions.

  • Seek maximum cost efficiency out of the Cloud platforms

  • Facilitate emergency and Incident response

  • Be part of a follow the sun model to ensure Data Pipelines and Infrastructure reliability

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • Having 3+ years of hands-on experience with all aspects of design, developing, testing, and implementing ETL solutions.
  • Software development experience in a major language (Java/Python/Scala)
  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices across the development lifecycle, including agile methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, source management, build processes, testing, and operations.

  • Demonstrable full lifecycle ownership (development, testing, deployment, operations).

  • Strong knowledge of SQL and data warehousing concepts

  • Deep understanding of Linux/Unix Operating systems

  • Experience with any scheduling tools such as Airflow, Control-M, Opswise, Job scheduler etc. is a plus.

  • Experience in ETL Development & Support.

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

  • Desire to troubleshoot problems and automate solutions.

  • Work with big data and distributed systems using technologies such as Hadoop, Hive and Spark.

  • Knowledge of cloud platforms such as AWS and GCP is a plus.

  • Experience with Terraform is a plus.

  • Work in a fast paced environment and collaborate with multiple teams.

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 supportive feedback to help others grow/improve.

  • Fast learners: We are 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 do things quickly to learn what our customers desire. You know when it’s appropriate to take shortcuts that don’t sacrifice quality or maintainability.

  • Owners: Engineers at Groupon know how to positively impact the business.

Groupon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications for employment, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment are based upon the ability to perform the job. Equal-employment opportunities are provided to all applicants and employees without regard to race, creed, religion, color, age, national origin, sex, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, military discharge status (excluding dishonorable discharge), veteran status, citizenship status, or other legally protected status. We are all responsible for maintaining this policy. Groupon is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may email us at hraccommodations at If you have concerns related to Groupon’s equal employment opportunities, you may contact Groupon’s Ethics Reporting Service Ethicspoint.