Software Development Engineer, Front-End at Groupon
Chicago, IL, US

Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities through thriving small businesses by connecting people to a vibrant, global marketplace for local services, experiences, and goods. In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and merchants globally. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success. If you want to take more ownership of your career, then you're ready to be part of Groupon.


We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have resources and scale, but small enough that a single person has a surprising amount of autonomy and can make a meaningful impact. We're curious, fun, a little intense, and kind of obsessed with helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a compelling place to work?


Groupon, Inc. is looking for a Front-end Software Engineer to join our web latency team in Chicago, Illinois. This team focuses on improving Groupon's web performance. 


As a member of this team, you will work closely with various front-end teams and product owners to analyze and report on the web performance of our web sites. You will be involved in the design of future systems with a focus on performance and stability, providing optimization recommendations and guiding a process of continual improvement. You will help create and maintain toolings to allow us to track and act on various performance opportunities. We value individuals who continuously learn, innovate, publish the improvements to all the stakeholders, and depict the improvements using data points. 


We'll be excited about you if you have the following:

  • You are a web performance enthusiast
  • BS, or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years of front-end or web development experience 
  • Excellent coding skills in javascript, HTML, and CSS
  • Ability to write clean, modular, reusable code
  • Excellent debugging skills
  • Excellent knowledge of web technologies (HTTP, headers, cookies, caching, service worker, etc.)
  • Great understanding of HTTP waterfalls and the key browser performance metrics (TTFB, FMP, TTI, etc.)
  • Good understanding of asset bundling tools like Webpack or Rollup
  • Modern front-end javascript libraries experience like React, Vue, or Angular
  • Thrives in a dynamic environment, using agile methodologies
  • Detail-oriented and has creative problem-solving skills
  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to design and articulate technical designs



Groupon's purpose is to build strong communities through thriving small businesses.  To learn more about the world's largest local ecommerce marketplace,  click here for the latest Groupon news. Plus, be sure to  check out the values  that shape our culture, guide our strategy and make our company a great place to work. And just don't take our word for it.  Hear from real Groupon team members  and learn more about our  inclusive employee groups. If all of this sounds like something that's a great fit for you, then click apply and let's see where this takes us. 


Groupon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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