Software Engineer - Data Pipeline Platform 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.


At Groupon, we know that great people make great companies. 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?


The Data Pipeline Platform team at Groupon is at the heart of all things “data”, working on defining and building the next-generation platform for engineering data pipelines to data-science/machine learning infrastructure. Our mission is to empower data engineers, software engineers & data-scientists across all business units to accelerate the building of data pipelines & data science applications. This role offers a unique combination of skills in computer science (distributed systems, big data), machine learning infrastructure and scalable, high-performance production systems.


Some of the things you’ll be doing:

  • Conceive, code, and launch the next-generation in Groupon’s data pipeline platform & machine learning infrastructure; your system will power all data pipelines & data science use-cases across Groupon.

  • Build a flexible, generalized high-performance platform for (1) data/feature engineering pipeline orchestration, standardization (2) solutions for ensuring data quality through the entire data lifecycle (3) canonicalization of various structures/forms of data for all data customers (4) model training, serving and lifecycle management

  • Put your strong background in high-performance distributed systems, big data, analytics, and large-scale software design to good use.

  • Use big data technologies such as Kafka, Spark, Apache Beam, Storm, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, HBase.

  • Provide subject matter expertise on AWS related data technologies and automation.

  • Put your background in machine learning tools and frameworks to good use (SageMaker, Jupyter, TensorFlow, MLFlow, ...)

  • Collaborate with cross-functional agile teams of software engineers, data engineers, ML experts, and others in building new product features


Some things we are looking for:

  • BS in Computer science with 2+ years of experience in distributed systems, data engineering, machine learning, algorithms or similar field.

  • Strong coding skills in a language such as Java/Scala/Python etc.

  • Industry experience in data engineering tools and frameworks.

  • Industry experience in machine learning tools and frameworks is a plus.

  • Rigor and robustness in coding and design, thorough understanding of performance trade-offs.

  • This is not just a classic software engineer position! It requires a passion for building platforms, a desire to go into uncharted territory with bold new ideas, and a willingness to go the last mile on execution!


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. 


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