Software Engineer, Front end - SEO

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The Groupon SEO team is responsible for Groupon revenue derived from search engine referral traffic. We do this by extending and enhancing groupon.com to give users a better experience. Our team launched Groupon's first on site search and Groupon Place Pages and the Groupon Guide. The SEO team provides core web page services to nearly every team at Groupon. We do detailed Reporting & Analytic and A/B testing of SEO factors to improve the ranking of millions of pages in the google index. We act as consultants for other Groupon teams on SEO best practices and to help develop content and linking strategies. Our scope is worldwide -- we are expanding our reach into Europe and beyond.
Are you excited about building large and small scale service oriented systems that help optimize revenue from organic search? Is cracking the Google, Bing and Yahoo search black boxes something that keeps you awake at night? Are you a generalist who resists being pigeon-holed into one role? Then the Groupon SEO team may be for you!
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ You will work within a small team with a free hand whose work cuts across all parts of the Groupon product.
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ You will contribute to the architecture and design of the core services and systems for delivering web pages and applications tailored for organic search and end users alike
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Own and develop key parts of pages directed at collecting User Generated Content (like tips and votes), and making content from many sources available to end users.
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Own the quality/reliability and scalability of these systems
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Mentor, motivate, and foster innovation in other team members
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ At least 3 years of experience in software design and development
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Previously worked on API service based systems used in high performance situations.
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Relevant web development experience using RoR, node.js or similar stacks
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Experience with HTML/CSS, front end javascript including jquery and single page application frameworks
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Experience with Mobile applications and responsive design
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Experience with large scale distributed systems utilizing technologies such as PostgreSQL json, HBase or other document stores for persistence.
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Experience with relational database systems like MySQL
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Good understanding of instrumenting and optimizing software to maximize business metrics
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Experience developing layered architectures.
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Experienced with an iterative development process
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Experience in a startup environment a definite plus
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills.
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent

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