Groupon - Director, International Engineering

Groupon is hiring a senior technology leader to drive its program of localisation of key platform capabilities.. This is an opportunity to head up a key transformation initiative and work with leading edge technologies and teams.

We are building a team that will be responsible for building regional specific technical capabilities that will help propel Groupon International’s growth. This includes, but is not limited to, integrating external partners on Groupon’s core platform, develop sales tools that are bespoke, or leveraging and platforms, Implement marketing, merchandizing and lead management systems, work with the data scientists to implement smart applications. This role will report to Groupon International’s Chief Commercial Officer.

You will:

  • Provide strategic and tactical decision making based on in-depth technical and business understanding of Architecture, Software Development and International priorities.

  • Work with core platform engineering and product management teams to develop the strategy and long term roadmap for International Engineering.

  • Hire, develop and coach a distributed Engineering team.

  • Ensures that standards are defined for technical excellence.

  • Helps ensure that the team has the training and tools they need to ensure customer delight with our offering.

  • Manage team activities in continuous alignment with the Architecture

  • Manage incoming work streams, prioritize team work assignments, and ensure commitments are consistently achieved in alignment with company priorities.

What would make you successful: Responsibilities and requirements

You are motivated by delivering business results leveraging technology.

Are experienced in starting a technology organization from scratch.

Deep technical expertise, and experience in implementation of variety of bespoke application, as well as popular products such as, Eloqua,, etc.

You decisions about whether to build or buy are based purely on the customer needs and time to market requirements.

Track record of agile development, on-time delivery of projects, and cost management

Experience managing technology delivery through geographically diverse teams, including outsource vendors.

You know how to deliver business applications in EMEA given the inherent language, cultural, taxation, and legal complexities.

Track record of collaboration and managing through influence is a must.

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • Direct leadership and management of global organisations over 50 people across multiple time zones and locations

  • Strong multi-level relationship management, persuasion and influencing skills

  • Passion for service and delivery excellence

  • Process optimisation, excellence and automation

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • A minimum of 10-12 years supervisory experience and proven success in managing global technical teams in a fast-paced, dynamic customer-facing software business. Knowledge of industry best practices for software development, IT life cycles, mentoring and leadership of diverse IT professionals.

  • Proven experience building and leading global high performance technical teams

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.