Software Engineer, Front End (Javascript, Node.js) at Groupon
Chicago, IL, US

Are You Ready For A Massive Professional Challenge? Are you searching for an engineering team that operates at a massive scale very few companies reach?


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?


We are looking for a Front-End Engineer who collaborates with product managers, designers, and experienced engineering teams to deliver features that improve our Web and Touch user experience for the Groupon Web platform.

Our services are the customer-facing side of Groupon, generating a direct impact on the business serving millions of people around the world. That is why attention to detail and good practices become our priorities and outcomes are focused on producing quality code that makes the user experience better every day.



Our development system:


  • Technologies: Javascript, NodeJs/ExpressJs, Preact

  • RESTful APIs

  • ELK stack


  • Deployment to our own data centers and AWS

  • GitHub

  • JIRA


How you'll spend your time:


  • You’ll build the consumer experience for the Groupon Web pages. This includes front end development on the web, as well as back end development to consume from API services.

  • You’ll work with product owners and designers to ensure all user interactions are implemented correctly and we’re building an amazing user experience.

  • You’ll build unit tests along with code to ensure high-quality solutions.

  • Dev Ops work to test and debug; fix bugs; deploy; host config.

  • Make sure functionality works across all major browsers and mobile devices.

  • You’ll build for performance, taking a page that loads in 2 seconds and get it down to 1 second or less.

  • Work with other developers across Groupon to ensure we’re using best practices and standard solutions

  • Help build our technical execution plans and ensure we hit all milestones

  • Work in an Agile development environment with short sprints

  • Participate in code reviews and help teammates write better code

  • Build global, internationalized solutions

  • Drive the team to ensure the maximum quality of code and testing.


We're excited to talk to you if you have:


  • BS or coding Bootcamp degree in Computer Sciences or related fields  

  • At least 2 years of experience creating Web applications

  • Solid knowledge of Javascript experience working with frameworks like NodeJS, Express, React/Preact or similar.

  • Git and Github as basic work tools.

  • Knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3.

  • Good understanding of microservices architectures and RESTful APIs.

  • Experience deploying AWS-hosted services.

  • Special attention to details.

  • Ability to solve problems and learn new technologies.

  • Passion for building high-quality user interfaces aimed to provide the best customer experience.

  • Strong communication skills.


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 provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use 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. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.



Groupon is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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

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.