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Principal Data Engineer

Mountain View, United States

1820270 Aug. 13, 2019 eCommerce
Coupang is one of the largest and fastest growing e-commerce platforms on the planet. Our mission is to create a world in which Customers ask “How did I ever live without Coupang?” We are looking for passionate builders to help us get there. Powered by world-class technology and operations, we have set out to transform the end-to-end Customer experience -- from revolutionizing last-mile delivery to rethinking how Customers search and discover on a truly mobile-first platform. We have been named one of the “50 Smartest Companies in the World” by MIT Technology Review and “30 Global Game Changers” by Forbes.
Coupang is a global company with offices in Beijing, Los Angeles, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, and Silicon Valley.

Job Overview:

  • Work as part of an international data science & engineering team
  • Collaborate with data scientists to develop scalable algorithms to be used in real business.
  • Collaborate with product owners, stakeholders and data scientist to implement, enhance, and maintain important business workflows
  • Ensure adherence to continuous improvement practices as required to meet quality / time to market imperatives

Key Responsibilities:

  • 5+ years of Full Stack Data Engineering experience
  • Experience in architecting, building and maintaining large-scale data infrastructures
  • 2+ years of experience in Spark, Hive, Hbase, Kafka, EMR or other big data frameworks
  • Strong programming experience in Java and/or Scala


  • Bachelor’s in CS, Math or related major
  • Solid SQL 
  • Familiar with Linux.
  • Stream processing: Experience Kafka, Spark streaming
  • Good communication skills and ability to work with various stakeholders


  • Experience with agile practices such as Scrum, XP, TDD
  • MS degree in Computer Science


  • Autonomy to make decisions in a rapidly growing company
  • 15 days PTO + 15 national holidays off
  • 401K matching
  • Pre-IPO stock options
  • Mobile & fitness reimbursement
  • Catered Lunch

Coupang is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, transgender status), national origin, age, disability, medical condition, HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C status, marital status, military or veteran status, use of a trained dog guide or service animal, political activities, affiliations, citizenship, or any other characteristic or class protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

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