Software Engineer in Test for Merchant Finance at Groupon
Chicago, IL, US

The Finance Engineering team develops and manages a global disbursement platform that pays merchants in nearly 30 countries representing Groupon’s largest markets. Our business partners include representatives of all of the major business lines and products at Groupon as well as functional teams in accounting and finance across the world. When you buy almost anything on Groupon–a television, a few nights at a hotel, a restaurant reservation, a ticket to a concert–our platform figures out how much we owe the merchant and makes sure that money gets to their bank account quickly and correctly.


The disbursement platform is a set of integrated services built with Ruby and Clojure running on the JVM via JBoss and backed by PostgreSQL, Memcached, and Redis. Our functional business partners manage platform operations through a single page Ember.js app.


The most exciting aspect of the platform is its scale, with tens-of-millions of service requests, over three-hundred-thousand requests per minute at peak, hundreds-of-thousands of merchant payments made amounting to billions of dollars, all orchestrated with more than fifty other services at Groupon. All of this and we must get it right. It’s a huge challenge.


As a Software Development Engineer in Test, you will work on the Merchant Payments Platform and integration with the other platform services to ensure high reliability, availability, performance and operational readiness of the Merchant Payments Platform.


So who are we looking for? You’re passionate about finding and fixing problems and getting great results. You love building automation and tools that allow us to increase our test coverage, automate processes and speed up our release cycles. We like to catch issues as early as possible in the development process. You have an incredible eye for detail and love working with a group of highly talented engineers.


You’ll spend time on the following:

     Architect and implement automation frameworks that allow us to validate RESTful services

     Work on test tools that are leveraged across the company for test data creation, monitoring, compliance testing, etc.

     Research emerging test tools, trends, and methodologies and enhance existing systems and processes

     Act as a test lead in various work streams working closely with PMs, devs and collaborate across teams

     Help define and improve our testing and release processes

     Mentor other SDETs on test methodologies, test automation, coding standards, and best practices through code reviews and designing test plans

     Provide support for platform related issues; triage and troubleshoot issues reported by other teams to help with early resolution

Our development ecosystem:

     Languages: Ruby, Clojure, Java

     Frameworks/Tools: Rails, Swagger, DropWizard

     CI/CD: Maven, Gradle, Jenkins

     GitHub, JIRA


We’re excited about you if you have:

     B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science and equivalent experience

     4+ years experience in production software development and testing

     You have experience with one or more object-oriented programming language, like Java, C#, C++, or Ruby

     You have hands-on experience with test frameworks like TestNG, JUnit, RSpec, etc

     You’re proficient in writing REST API automation tests including client generation, customizing request payloads, request/response logging, response verification etc.

     You have CI/CD experience; including exposure to build tools such as Maven, Gradle, Jenkins/Travis, GOCD etc

     You have sound knowledge of applying computer science concepts (efficient design patterns, algorithms and data structures)

     You have a clear understanding of testing methodologies and best practices

     You’re an expert in writing unit, integration tests, and system level tests

     You have solid communication and collaboration 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 and 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.



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