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Engineering Manager / Senior Engineering Manager - Multiple Openings


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Chennai, India






Formerly known as Crazeal, Groupon India is building out a Development Center in Chennai, India. At our Chennai development center we will be working on multiple distributed, scalable, web services. For these services we need the best Software Development Managers in the region. To help accelerate the growth of our development center in Chennai and to fill our Software Development Manager Positions, Groupon is hosting an on-site invitation only Interview Event on February 23rd and 24th, 2013. At our event we will be looking for Software Development Managers who have a passion for building these massively distributed web services.

Because business moves at light speed we are committed to moving just as fast with our hiring process. To qualify for an invitation to the event, it's simple; submit your resume to this job post. At the event you will interview, and if selected, will receive an offer that evening!

Job Description:

Joining our team provides you with unique opportunities and challenges. You will be a founding member of our new design center. You will design and implement cutting-edge engineering solutions with company-wide impact and visibility. You will take a role in building and scaling our worldwide Web Services and Tools; for teams like our Content Management, Computational Marketing (SEM, SEO, CRM), Goods Technology, Global Travel Technology, Smart Deals, Tools, e-mail and others. We are looking for Software Development Managers at all levels across these groups and are looking to fill multiple positions.

As a Software Development Manager, you will utilize strong management practices (both tactical and strategic) to develop product strategies and operationalize them. You will lead strategic initiatives; provide direction and leadership to managers, engineers and product managers focused on building products and systems to support Groupon globally.

The Chennai development center has a diverse charter ranging from development of international sales optimization tools to large scale data collection systems. You will be responsible for resource allocation, technology roadmaps, quality, time-to-market and backlog prioritization. You will take a leading role in building and scaling our worldwide technology platform.

We are looking for someone who:

•Will set the overall vision, goals, direction for the team and oversee the performance of the entire team
•Is passionate about recruiting and inspires top development talent to join the team
•Is flexible and adaptable, and can reorganize resources to meet changing needs
•Can mentor, motivate, and foster innovation in team members
•Can build partnerships with internal teams across a global geography, external partners and business partners to optimize delivery
•Is highly technical and hands on - can guide architectural decisions and is enthusiastic about diving into code


•Has experience building teams of 20+ developers, test engineers, managers, principal engineers and project managers
•7+ years of experience in software design and development
•Expertise in web technologies, scalable systems, and data infrastructure
•Strong understanding of instrumenting and optimizing software to maximize business metrics
•BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

•5+ years managing software development teams
•Ruby and Java experience a plus
•Knowledge in data mining and machine learning is a plus.
•Experience shipping distributed and scalable solutions to the market
•Take initiative when needed
•Excellent communication skills

To apply:
1. Complete, in Word, the Development test linked here: (
*Please also take note of the coding questions contained in this document.
2. After clicking "Apply Now" below, upload your resume, cover letter, and completed Development test.