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Principal Software Engineer

Mountain View, United States

1533680 Feb. 05, 2019 Platform, Search and Discovery

 Coupang is one of the largest and fastest growing e-commerce platforms on the planet. We are on a mission to revolutionize everyday lives for our customers, employees and partners. We solve problems no one has solved before to create a world where people ask, “How did we ever live without Coupang?” Coupang is a global company with offices in Beijing, Los Angeles, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, and Silicon Valley.

 Job Duties:
As a Principal Software Engineer in the Search and Discovery organization, you will collaborate with Product and Program Managers to collect requirement to design and build software solutions.  Architect and drive the build out of Coupang’s next generation E-commerce systems. Build durable code, with the ability to scale with very large data volumes and flexible to support rapid business growth. Provide best practice of design patterns, code standard. Operate and develop new features including frontend, backend as well as database schema. Continue to improve Coupang retail systems stability and the performance to achieve zero downtime and smooth operations.

Basic Qualifications

  • 8 years designing and building web based distributed software solutions and effectively applied Computer Science fundamentals with object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving and complexity analysis
  • 5 years working with modern programming language either in Java, Python or C#; 5 years providing full software development life cycle, including coding standards, coding reviews, source control management, building processes, testing, and supporting and supporting Agile Scrum team
  • 5 years operating Database design  in SQL, NoSQL, Java 8, Python, AWS, SQL, NoSQL, React, Spring Boot languages.


  • Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related field
  • Bi-lingual written and verbal in Korean

    It is the policy of Coupang Global LLC to afford equal opportunity for employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, history of disability, ancestry, citizenship status, political affiliation, religion, gender, transgender, gender identity, marital status, status as a parent, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or other factors prohibited by law, and to prohibit harassment or retaliation based on any of these factors.

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