Senior Software Engineer - Groupon Global Travel
Groupon 225 reviews - Chicago, IL

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Groupon is working on lots of cool technology (beyond group buying) to make life easier and more affordable for people who love to travel.

Do you love to travel? Do online travel agencies frustrate you with how they make is so difficult to search for and book vacations at the best price? The Groupon Global Travel team (Getaways) is reshaping the way consumers think about buying online travel.

We’re not your typical online travel platform. We are working to create packages that delight both suppliers and Groupon subscriber alike. For lodging, we focus on independent and boutique properties as well as chains and B&Bs and listen to their needs to craft a deal that is going to get them the customers that they want, when they want them. There is a lot more to come. Out with the old ways of features that serve as price comparisons. We’re in the business of featuring travel for everything it is - opportunities for our customers to relax, enjoy themselves, share special moments and be delighted.

As part of this effort we have several projects underway and more coming to significantly improve and enhance our travel related offering. In this role you will be part of a small entrepreneurial team who are pioneering new online travel paradigms.

Job Requirements/ Specifications:
  • You are a front-end engineer, NodeJS, Backbone, Ember, Knockout
  • Service Oriented Architectures, distributed systems, scaling, performance, APIs
  • Developing applications with HTML and CSS in modern browsers
  • Understanding of graceful degradation within web applications
  • Testing, Jasmine, Vows, PhantomJS, RSpec
  • Project Communication, Scrum, Pivotal Tracker, Continuous integration
  • Version Control, Git, Github flow, pull-requests
  • Has demonstrated working within a team and can take initiative when necessary
  • Able to manage tasks from initiation to completion

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ruby and Java experience is a major plus
  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, or related discipline
  • Prefer 5 years of experience as a software engineer programming in any language
  • College grads with demonstrated application examples to share are welcome! github!
  • Excellent communication skills

Groupon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Requisition ID 4004

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