Software Development Engineer – Computational Marketing and Big Data

| Seattle

 

Can data really help local businesses around the world thrive?

 

Are you ready to test your skills using massive amounts of information to make critical business decisions?

 

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.

 

Our Computational Marketing & Big Data teams are building one of the largest advertising platforms in the world: bringing together super scale data analytics, machine learning, and streaming techniques to process and act upon millions of events per minute. The systems we build manage the spend of hundreds of millions of advertising dollars worldwide through automated campaign generation and bidding algorithms. We are constantly iterating and experimenting with new technologies and ideas to move the needle and have been very successful in doing so thus far.

 

As an SDE on our Computational Marketing and Big Data team, you will be responsible for understanding customer behavior and translating that into actionable insights that can impact real-time revenue and our user experience. The team isn't just skilled in math and programming, but has a real passion for business, a dream to go into uncharted territory with bold new ideas, and a willingness to go the last mile on execution.

 

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 design and develop processes and systems to consolidate and analyze unstructured, diverse data sources to generate actionable insights

  • You will work with product and service teams to identify questions and issues for data analysis and experimentation

  • You will use machine learning to build models that can address a few areas such as user segmentation, churn, affinity, and conversion rates

  • You will develop and code software programs, algorithms, and automated processes to cleanse, integrate, and evaluate large datasets from multiple disparate sources

  • Identify meaningful insights from large data and metadata sources; interpret and communicate insights and findings from analysis and experiments to partners across the organization

 

Our development ecosystem:

  • Languages: Java, SQL, Python

  • Distributed systems: Spark (Streaming), Storm, Kafka, HDFS

  • Databases- Hadoop, Postgres, AWS

  • ML Libraries/ Frameworks- MLLib, Tensorflow, & NLTK

  • GitHub

  • JIRA

 

​We’re excited about you if you have:

  • 3+ years work experience as a data scientist or a related role

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or similar quantitative field, with an emphasis on predictive analytics, data mining, statistics, machine learning, algorithms, etc.

  • You’re deeply analytical and have an understanding of applied math topics, such as probability and statistics, linear algebra, basic optimization techniques, etc.

  • You're an expert in Java, Python, SQL with experience in data warehouse technologies

  • You have hands-on experience with predictive analytics tools and machine learning techniques/algorithms; including NLP

  • Experience with data management technologies like Kafka, Spark, Hadoop, Storm

  • You're a creative problem solver who identifies problems unilaterally and recommends effective plans of action

  • You have experience translating business objectives and problems into analytic problems, and analytic solutions into actionable business solutions

  • A plus if you have experience with MLLib, Tensorflow, & NLTK
     

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.

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.

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1201 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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