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R0003885 Director Software Development - Retail Systems

Seattle, Washington Job ID: 2260462

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 2260462 Date posted  07/31/2020 Location Seattle, United States

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.

About the role:

In this role you will build and lead a global development team focused on the design, building and operation of systems that will drive management of retail selection on Coupang. The systems you build will 1) Help retail teams at Coupang manage millions of products by providing real-time decision support and automation and 2) Improve how vendors manage, market and merchandise their products on Coupang.

Retail Systems is responsible for helping Coupang scale the retail business to include millions of products from tens of thousands of vendors. We build decision support systems, self service tools and an automation platform which enables retail teams and vendors to be more productive.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A deep understanding of software development in a team, software development methodologies and scheduling, a track record of shipping software on time, services development, and people management to this high-accountability role.
  • Strong technical credentials, with at least 10 years leading or managing software development teams, ideally with hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience.
  • Experience building, managing and working with international teams.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrate proven technical leadership.
  • Strong analytical skills with excellent problem solving abilities.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or the equivalent strongly preferred.
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive. High on bias for action.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
  • Development experience in OOP, Java, JavaScript Frameworks (Node, Angular, React), UNIX, XML, Web services, and UNIX tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or MBA strongly preferred.
  • Large scale distributed systems experience is a plus.
  • Effective communications skills (both verbal and written) - can present to executive team.
  • Can quickly build technical credibility.
  • Smart about choosing between fast and right.
  • TPM/PM experience.


Perks:

  • Autonomy to make decisions in a rapidly growing company
  • Free medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 15 days PTO + 15 national holidays off
  • 401K matching
  • Pre-IPO stock options
  • Mobile & fitness reimbursement
  • Flexible working hours
  • Catered lunches twice a week

 

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.

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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