Backend Software Development Engineer – Computational Marketing

| 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 services, software and tools to publish, manage and monitor millions of advertising campaigns daily - leveraging Groupon’s ecosystem of services and tools.

  • You will build algorithms that optimize and adjust these campaigns in real time: building bidding models, dynamic campaign adjustments, etc.

  • You will work on Big Data  that is truly Big: building systems that process hundreds of thousands of events per minute

  • You will work with product and service teams to identify questions and issues for data analysis and experimentation or identify new services to be built

 

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 production coding experience in an Object Oriented Language

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or similar quantitative field,

  • You're an expert in Java, Python, SQL with experience in large scale distributed systems

  • Experience with distributed systems technologies like Message Queues, REST APIs, Web Services, or big data systems such as Kafka, Spark, Hadoop, Storm

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

  • A plus if you have hands on experience with predictive analytic tools and machine learning techniques/ algorithms; such as having 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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