Software Engineering Manager, Front End at Groupon
Chicago, IL, US

Are you searching to lead an engineering team that operates at a global scale that very few companies reach? Are you looking to hire, develop and grow great talent and partner with stakeholders to build features in one of the top-rated e-commerce websites in the world?

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 Consumer Web team is a central part of the core customer experience at Groupon. You will lead a team of developers who work on projects and codebases that directly impact the user experience globally. As a manager, you will lead projects and foster engineering excellence as we challenge the status quo and take on large-scale problems. You will be part of a team that motivates one another, learns together, and never lets a cat gif go unnoticed. You will be responsible for continually fostering a culture of inclusion, diversity and respect among the teams. As a leader, you will partner with product owners, designers and data analysts to develop convincing product roadmaps and provide technical guidance to conversations.

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:

  • Effectively lead a front-end development team while using your highly-technical skills as a hands-on software architect on Web development.

  • Deliver high-quality and customer-oriented solutions for the Groupon Web platform following weekly release processes.

  • Hire, develop, grow and retain great engineering talent.

  • Engage in technical discussions as a subject matter expert, and have strategic influence with the product, business stakeholders and other engineering teams to design and develop new consumer experiences.

  • Partner with product owners, designers, and business stakeholders to build team’s roadmaps.

  • Help the team improve efficiency, quality and speed of their development processes. 

  • Encourage a data-driven culture to improve the availability, stability, monitoring and security of the consumer applications and in-house systems to help scale the business.

  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to drive leverage and technical craftsmanship in the larger engineering organization.

  • Foster a culture of inclusion, diversity, respect and fun that continues making Groupon a great place to work.

  • Have 1-1 coaching and feedback sessions with your team and stakeholders to help each other grow.

  • Help build our technical execution plans, processes and reports, and ensure we hit all goals and expectations.

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • 5-7 years of experience in software design and front-end development. 

  • 1-3 years of experience in leading complex, technically-challenging, cross-functional software oriented projects from inception to delivery as a manager or tech lead with a BS or MS in computer science (or equivalent experience).

  • Experience coaching, mentoring and developing staff including overseeing new employee onboarding and providing career development planning and opportunities.

  • Track record of building and shipping new customer and merchant experiences.

  • Good understanding of Agile methodologies and Project Management techniques.

  • Experience implementing techniques to improve page performance and SEO.

  • Passion for leading teams and setting the vision.

  • Great articulation skills and stakeholder management experience.

  • An interest in understanding the “why,” and a desire to pull the thread to understand how things work.

We value leaders 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.

  • Growth Mindset: You are invested in growing your team and people.

  • 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.


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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