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Director, Software Engineering [Search]

Seoul, South Korea Job ID: 2339916


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


Job ID 2339916 Date posted  09/24/2020 Location Seoul, South Korea

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, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, and Silicon Valley. 


­­­Job Overview:

As director in Search engineering team, you will have the opportunity to work with world-class Search Engineers who have been worked for Google, Amazon, Pinterest, etc. You will define challenging problems to improve search quality, increase conversion rate based on better understanding of cusomer intention. We are desired to provide customer a friction-less search engine and help customer to find useful products. Your ideas and experience would help us achieve the goal.


Job Responsibilities:

  1. As engineering culture influencer to build and develop search team with engineering excellence culture, ranking engineering culture, to improve search quality and conversion.
  2. Understands complex architecture details of platform service involving one or more teams, makes correct decisions with right trade-off
  3. Define search team strategy and roadmap according to company level strategy alignment.
  4. Drive search problem solving with collaboration with stakehoders including business team, seller, catalog, infra, GO team etc.
  5. Drive the success of critical objectives and make essential improvement with efficiency.



  1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related majors
  2. 10+ years software development and management experience, 5+ years search experience.
  3. Strong data-driven thinking, find problem and solution based on in-depth data analysis.
  4. Experience on big data platform and parallel computation, like Hadoop/ Spark ecosystem etc
  5. Exert technical influence across domains, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.
  6. Good communication both verbal and written



  1. Hands on experience with Search Infrastructure, Search Ranking, Recommendation or Ads Systems
  2. Strong knowledge/ experience of ML in search domain.
  3. Fluent in English


Career Path

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


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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