Software Engineer – Metrics & Observability (SDE II) at Groupon
Seattle, WA, US

Software Engineer – Metrics & Observability (SDE II)


Groupon is headquartered in Chicago and operates globally. We are a local e­commerce marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy in their neighborhoods. We're enabling real­ time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events. At the same time, we provide merchants with the resources and tools 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. 

The Job: 

The Groupon Engineering Metrics and Observability team is looking to hire a Developer/SRE with experience in distributed web applications and interest in data collection, transport, aggregation, and visualization. The Metrics team’s charter is to ensure that Engineering and Production Operations always know the current and past states of the entire system with fine granularity, low latency, and flexible access. Groupon operates at hyperscale with 500+ micro services and millions of users and transactions a day. Metrics  team leverages custom software, open-source solutions, and 3rd party services to provide metrics, observability, and ad-hoc querying across thousands of hosts. We operate what we build, devops style.


What kind of person are you and what experience do you need? 

  • 2 or more years hands on design, development and operations experience

  • Experience with large scale distributed web application development and operations

  • Developing and operating large scale distributed Linux based infrastructure systems.

  • Strong software development foundation and practices

  • Full lifecycle ownership (development, testing, deployment, operations)

  • Expert Proficiency in high level language such as Ruby or Java.



  • Experience with development and operations  of metrics, analytics, and alerting systems (Wavefront, Telegraf, Nagios, Elasticsearch, etc.)

  • Experience building and operating high-scale RESTful services.

  • Experience with Java performance optimization.

  • Experience with golang.

  • Knowledge of Containers and Kubernetes is a plus.


What impact will your work have? 

  • At Groupon we operate on a global scale, so your work will impact millions of customers. 

  • The metrics and observability systems are used daily by all of the engineering teams.

  • You will be building cutting edge systems with full ownership of the data pipeline.

  • You will have freedom to bring in Machine Learning, and AI into the analytics framework.

  • You will get interesting insight into eCommerce business and operational metrics, and internal mobility into different lines of business.


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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