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Principal Software Engineer (Search Discovery)

Mountain View, California Job ID: 2284525

Overview

We are looking for people who are passionate about solving complex real-world problems, building world-class solutions, and benefitting millions of lives. At Coupang, developers learn from one another—we share knowledge and spur each other on to come up with great ideas—and move extremely fast to create profound impact together. You will also have the opportunity to tackle large-scale challenges that arise as we grow. This includes building in-house technology, innovating mobile architecture, and advancing possibilities with machine learning and deep learning. With you, we will build a world where our customers ask, “How did we ever live without Coupang?”

Success Profile

  • Team Player
  • Adaptable
  • Inventive
  • Self-starter
  • Problem Solver
  • Goal-oriented
  • Quick-thinking

Responsibilities

Job ID 2284525 Date posted  08/14/2020 Location Mountain View, United States

 

Every day, millions of users are searching for products on Coupang. We are building a product engineering team of passionate people at Mountain View office. We are starting from scratch, we are going to be scrappy, and we are going to build things that haven’t done before. We will start to build an inspiring search and discovery journey for Coupang users, help our users find products easier and discover more products to live their life to the best. We are building the team by applying the principles of wowing our customers and thinking big, into a higher level.

We are looking for smart, passionate people who have a strong sense of ownership. If you want your work to positively impact the lives of millions of people and you are up for a change, let’s talk!

This team is a full stack team, in which there are Android, iOS, Web and Backend engineers. As the engineer of Search and Discovery Product team, you will own one of the most critical product surfaces on Coupang’s app – Search and Discovery surfaces where 60%+ of transactions happen. In the meantime, you will get the chance to closely work with the world-class search and discovery engineers at our Mountain View office to realize these cutting-edge technologies into product features.

What you’ll do:

  • build brand new user experience product for Coupang search and discovery experience.
  • Knit across teams by collaborating with Product managers and designers and other functions to build holistic experience that’s right for Coupang users.
  • Lead each step of the product development process, from ideation to implementation to release; from rapidly prototyping, running A/B tests, to architecting and building solutions that can scale to support millions of users.
  • Analyze and visualize data to drive product insights and to inform our decisions.
  • Contribute best-in-class programming skills to develop highly innovative consumer-facing mobile products

What we are looking for:

  • 6+ years of relevant industry experience with distributed systems, transactional datastores, and systems programming.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or electrical/electronic engineering, mathematics or equivalent
  • 6+ years of solid work with fundamental algorithms, system design, and large distributed systems
  • 6+ years of coding experience in one of the following: with: C++, Java, Scala
  • Experience in building and owning critical user-facing API platform and corresponding backend data systems, and solving complex design, scaling, latency, or performance problems in high-volume low-latency distributed systems.
  • Strong communication skills and great product sense.
  • Strong passion of building product.
  • Strong ownership, having experience of working in early startup is a plus.
  • Embrace messiness, wants to be challenged with complex issues.
  • Scrappy and willing to take risks.

 

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruiting process due to a disability, please contact us at usrecruiting@coupang.com

 

Career Path

  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Software Engineering Manager
  • Technical Program Manager
  • Product Manager (Product Owner)
  • Tech Recruiter

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Benefits and Rewards

  • Flex Time

  • Open Culture

  • Team Outings

  • Collaboration

  • International Interaction

Our mission is global

Coupang is a global business with offices in Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing, Silicon Valley, Seattle and Los Angeles.

Seoul, Korea

Our Korea office is located in downtown Seoul near Lotte World Hotel and Lotte World Mall.

Shanghai, China

Our office in Shanghai is conveniently situated near to restaurants and gyms, as well as to the Evergreen Hotel and the Chamtime Square Shopping Mall.

Beijing, China

Our Beijing office is located in One Indigo, a Grade A-listed office tower. From our space on the 12th floor, you can take in expansive views of Indigo Park, the Ba River and the Beijing skyline. We are conveniently situated a few steps away from the Indigo Shopping Mall, and parking is easily available.

Mountain View, United States

Our Mountain View office is located in the Silicon Valley area across from the NASA Ames Research and Visitor Center.

Seattle, United States

Our Seattle office can be found in the heart of downtown Seattle near restaurants and tourist attractions such as the Pike Place Market.

Los Angeles, United States

Our office in Los Angeles is located in the Riverside area right next to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park.

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