Senior Systems Engineer at Groupon
Chicago, IL, US

Grow As an Engineer by Building Things That Matter


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 encourages 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.


Groupon's Core Infrastructure Engineering teams are the stealth heroes of Groupon's success story. Thousands of people need to feel confident that their tools work, and that's where we shine.


You, as a member of the Infrastructure Engineering Team, are responsible for supporting, maintaining, building and operating Core Services which other Teams throughout Groupon use to create and provide Production Cloud and On Prem Services.


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?

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • You will ensure that the Groupon Platform is resilient and healthy by administering Linux systems, providing a great User Experience.
  • Research and evangelize AWS best practices to optimize the platform’s reliability by designing/ implementing tools using Kubernetes, Terraform, S3, EC2, Fargate and ELB
  • Leveraging the most advanced monitoring tools to Identify, diagnose and resolve issues on a global platform impacting millions of customers 
  • Design and develop new tools, automate releases and repetitive tasks showcasing your advanced scripting skills
  • Drive standardization and good practices based on your experience and knowledge.
  • Promote and foster an open source/inner source culture at Groupon
  • Support core infrastructure services by participating on a team call rotation, as well as troubleshooting and services' improvement sessions.

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3 years’ experience diagnosing, troubleshooting, and resolving Linux technologies in a production environment.
  • At least 3 years’ experience automating configurations on production environments.
  • At least 2 years’ experience supporting an AWS production environment that includes S3, EC2, Fargate and ELB
  • At least 3  years’ experience using monitoring applications such as Nagios, or PagerDuty 
  • At least 2 years’ experience creating scripts to automate repetitive processes  
  • A big plus if you have experience configuring and deploying Ansible, Terraform, and Puppet
  • A big plus if you have AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification 
  • A big plus if you have AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Associate certification 
  • A big plus if you have experience troubleshooting, deploying upgrades and resolving issues with Kubernetes or Docker
  • A big plus if you have experience scripting in Python, Go, or Ruby
  • A big plus if you have BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Engineering


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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