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Groupon: Relevance Algorithms Engineer


Conceive, code, and launch the next-generation in Groupon ranking and personalization system; your algorithms will improve the daily experience of the entire Groupon user base.

Groupon Company: Groupon
Location: Palo Alto, CA

Groupon is a household name that's at the exciting intersection of local and online commerce, mobile, personalization and discovery. The Relevance team at Groupon is at the heart of all that, working on presenting just the right deals to the right users at the right time, for a total of more than 100 million daily interactions. This "high purpose" and demanding role offers a unique combination of deep computer science (machine learning, search, statistics), scalable production systems, consumer product thinking and business revenue optimization. Personalization for Local + Mobile is uncharted territory in e-commerce, and you can make your mark working on that at Groupon.

Some of the things you'll be doing:
  • Conceive, code, and launch the next-generation in Groupon's ranking and personalization system; your algorithms will improve the daily experience of the entire Groupon user base.
  • Redefine the state-of-the-art in personalization and relevance for mobile local+online commerce.
  • Use the richest datasets on user behavior for local commerce to identify actionable insights.
  • Put your strong background in algorithms, analytics, data mining, a/b experimentation and statistics to practical use.
  • Use big data technologies such as Hadoop, HBase and Teradata.
  • Contribute to projects with significant company-wide (global) impact and bring them to fruition.
  • Contribute open source, and present papers at important conferences.

Some things we are looking for:
  • PhD or MS in Computer science, with an emphasis on data mining, search, statistics, machine learning, algorithms, database systems or similar field. We will also consider strong BS candidates with related background and experience.
  • Strong coding skills in a language such as Java/C++/Python etc.
  • Understanding of statistics and probability theory.
  • Industry experience in relevance, search and algorithms a plus.
  • SQL, Hadoop, scripting a plus.
  • Great communication and project management skills.
  • This is not just a classic Algorithms research position! It requires a passion for consumer experience, a desire to go into uncharted territory with bold new ideas, and a willingness to go the last mile on execution!

Apply online for Relevance Algorithms Engineer: Req 6492.

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