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Senior Big Data Engineer (Data Platform)

Seattle, United States

1852452 Sep. 09, 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 Overview: 

As a Big Data Engineer of our data platform team, you will design, develop, test and implement the data infrastructure that supports company-wide Big Data Processing teams. This role will involve working closely with the bigdata user community across the company including Data Scientists, Engineers & Analysts who use our bigdata platform to do interesting and impactful analysis. You will have significant responsibility and influence in shaping the future of big data platform engineering at Coupang.


  • BS or advanced degree in Computer Science/Engineering, information systems or related technical field.
  • Prior experience supporting platforms built using open source technologies like Jupyter, Hadoop, Hive, Presto, Spark etc.
  • Big Data tech - Hadoop, Hive, Presto, Yarn, HDFS, Spark, Tez etc.  Significant experience with other ETL tech (Informatica, SSIS, etc) is very valuable, but expect to work in a "Big Data" environment. Experience in Hadoop cluster admin is preferred.
  • Python for scripting and automation and basic SQL experience is required.
  • Prior experience in either AWS or Azure or Cloudera technologies, and any MPP/Cloud data warehouse solutions.
  • Solid understanding of JRE (Java Runtime Environment) and JVM langauges (Java, Scala)
  • You have the desire and aptitude to learn how the pieces of big data platform work together
  • Curious, Determined, Talented and Inspired to solve user issues.
  • Sharp communicator who can explain complex data problems in clear and concise language. 
  • Love freedom and hate being micromanaged. Given context, you're capable of self-direction. And be comfortable outside of your comfort zone.

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