Software Development Engineer II - Java Backend

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Redis MySQL PostgreSQL JSON Splunk Java ELK Memcached API Swagger

Job Description

Become a better developer by building things that help local businesses around the world thrive.

Are you a passionate, energetic, technology enthusiast eager to work at a rapid pace with the flexibility to work across our suite of technologies?

Groupon is an experiences marketplace that brings people more ways to get the most out of their city or wherever they may be. By enabling real-time mobile commerce across local businesses, live events, and travel destinations, Groupon helps people find and discover experiences––big and small, new and familiar––that make for a full, fun, and rewarding life. Groupon helps local businesses grow and strengthen customer relationships––resulting in strong, vibrant communities. With employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking, and celebrates success. Our culture encourages employees to embrace change, adapt to new circumstances, and find creative solutions to the challenges we face. Does that sound like a great way to grow your career? Let’s get into the details:

We are looking for a software engineer to join our Orders and Payments team, a critical team at Groupon, playing a pivotal role in the company's operations and overall financial health. This team is responsible for the systems and services that manage the end-to-end process of handling customer orders and processing payments.

Our development ecosystem:

  • Java
  • ELK/Splunk
  • REST, JSON, Swagger/Open API
  • MySQL/PostgreSQL
  • Redis, Memcached
  • GitHub
  • JIRA

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Developing highly scalable applications for the Groupon microservice ecosystem
  • Collaborating with teams in other organizations to ensure that required business features and compliance rules are implemented effectively
  • Building service artifacts, planning deployments, coordinating timelines and tasks with project management and teams
  • Improving service stability by identifying critical service-specific metrics, setting meaningful alerting thresholds, and automating alerting responses
  • Creating and maintaining documentation for your projects
  • Contributing to the discussion and decisions of technical topics related to the team

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • BS or MS in Computer Sciences or related fields with 3+ years in software development
  • Knowledge of relational databases
  • Experience developing and supporting web applications and supporting and troubleshooting internal and external requests/bug reports in a transactional environment
  • Good 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 & 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.

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. You can also find out more about us in the latest Groupon news as well as learning about our DEI approach. If all of this sounds like something that’s a great fit for you, then click apply and join us on a mission to become the ultimate destination for local experiences and services.

Beware of Recruitment Fraud: Groupon follows a merit-based recruitment process without charging job seekers any fees. We've noticed an increase in recruitment fraud, including fake job postings and fraudulent interviews and job offers aimed at stealing personal information or money. Be cautious of individuals falsely representing Groupon's Talent Acquisition team with fake job offers. If you encounter any suspicious job offers or interview calls demanding money, recognize these as scams. Groupon is not responsible for losses from such dealings. For legitimate job openings, always check our official careers website at

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