Groupon

Silicon Valley, Seattle
501+ Employees
501+ Engineers
$100M+ Funding
Exited (IPO)

Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer. Groupon is redefining how small businesses attract and retain customers by providing them with customizable and scalable marketing tools and services to profitably grow their businesses.

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Why join us?
  • Large scale — We operate at a very large scale. Groupon has 50 million active users, and our mobile apps are used by millions of users per day. We have over 150 million downloads of our mobile apps, and have delighted customers with over 1 billion Groupon deals. Mobile is the centerpiece of Groupon engineering, as mobile now accounts for more than 50% of the company's revenue and continues to grow even more.

  • Users love us — Groupon initially went on a period of really fast global expansion. Two years ago our new CEO started to roll back the markets we weren't profitable in and we're now growing profitability at an exciting rate. This combined with our long term focus on improving customer experience (we log as many metrics as we can for tracking quality of experience, we're especially proud that 99.93% of mobile sessions end without crashes and our 5 star app reviews in the Android and iOS stores) sets us up for a great upwards trajectory in the future.

  • Open source culture — We care a lot about open source and encourage our engineers to contribute to and speak about their open source work. Two of our engineers worked on Toothpick, a dependency management framework for Android, and have given talks about it. In addition, we have a great culture that provides interesting technical challenges, great friendly teams and coworkers, a strong bias towards independence and ownership, and a culture that values having fun and work life balance while delivering engineering excellence.


Engineering at Groupon
Technical Challenges

We move at a very fast pace, releasing every 3 weeks which means there is always something that needs to be shipped. It's challenging moving at this speed.

Our large install base, in the millions, means every milisecond counts and we care a lot about never losing a user because of product quality or speed.

Tech stack
Android
Espresso
Java
JavaScript
Ruby
iOS Development
Hadoop

Working at Groupon

As software developers, we know how hard it can be to choose between a job that lets you flex your creativity and a job with an established brand. But at Groupon, we don’t think you should have to choose. Here, we work to fix problems on a large scale (when was the last time you solved a major software issue that was impacting 10 million customers in North America?). But we also have the drive and ambition of a startup, giving you the freedom to grow, explore, and develop products that impact the lives of those who use them.

Relocation
Pet Friendly
Free Food
Health Insurance
Maternal/Paternal Leave
Workshops/Conferences
Flexible Hours
Generous Vacation

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