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Principal, Software Engineer (Common Frameworks)

Seoul, South Korea Job ID: 3029713

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 3029713 Date posted  04/02/2021 Location Seoul, South Korea

Coupang is reimagining the shopping experience with the goal of wowing each customer from the instant they open the Coupang app to the moment an order is delivered to their door.

Powered by an outstanding end-to-end e-commerce and logistics network and a fanatical culture of customer centricity, Coupang has broken tradeoffs around speed, selection and price. Today, we provide exceedingly fast shipping speeds on millions of items including fresh groceries, delivered within hours nationwide, 365 days a year. 

We are doing this for millions of consumers in Korea. Korea is home to one of the largest and fastest growing e-commerce opportunities anywhere in the world.

 

Job Overview:

Common Frameworks team manages the microservice ecosystem within Coupang. Our mission is to power Coupang with modern microservice infrastructure which can scale to 10x business growth. As a principal software engineer, you are responsible to, collaborating with a group of talented engineers, drive projects end to end. You will own architecture design, service implementation, monitoring and maintenance. We are looking for talented and passionate engineers to join us to fulfill our vision. 

 

What You Will Do:

  • Participate microservice ecosystem design.  
  • Lead a small group of engineers to implement and manage highly critical infrastructure services.  
  • Mentor and develop junior engineers.

Qualifications:

  • 6+ years’ back-end service development experiences. 
  • 2+ years’ experience of leading a small group of engineers driving a project end-to-end. 
  • Fluent in at least one language among Java, C++ or Go.      
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or other related technical fields.  

Preferred:

  • Hands-on experience of developing and managing high traffic backend services in last 2+ years.   
  • Hands-on REST or gRPC API development experience in Java, C++ or Go in last two years. 
  • Deep understanding of operating system and distributed system.     
  • Capable of or is fluent in English communication.  
  • Master or PhD degree in computer science or other related technical fields.   

 

Recruitment Process and Others

  • Recruitment Process 
  1. Application Review - Phone Interview - Onsite (or Virtual Onsite) Interview – Offer 
  2. The exact nature of the recruitment process may vary according to the specific job, and may be changed due to scheduling or other circumstances. 
  3. Interview schedules and the results will be informed to the applicant via the e-mail address submitted at the application stage. 
  • Things to Consider 
  1. This job posting may be closed prior to the stated end date for application if all openings are filled.    
  2. Coupang has the right to rescind an offer of employment if a candidate is found to have submitted false information as part of the application process.    
  3. Coupang does not discriminate against disabled applicants or those with veteran status. We are proud to offer equal opportunities for all applicants. 
  • Privacy Notice 
  1. Your personal information will be collected and managed by Coupang as stated in the Application Privacy Notice located HERE. 
  • Document Return Policy (Korea ONLY) 
  1. This notification is given pursuant to Article 11 (6) of the Fair Hiring Procedure Act.  
  2. A job applicant, who has applied but not been finally selected for a position at Coupang (the “Company”), may request the Company to return his/her hiring documents submitted pursuant to the Fair Hiring Procedure Act.  However, this will not apply where the hiring documents were submitted via the website of the Company or e-mail, or where the job applicant submitted those documents voluntarily without a request from the Company.  In addition, if the hiring documents were destroyed due to a natural disaster or any other reasons not attributable to the Company, such documents will be deemed to have been returned to the job applicant. 
  3. A job applicant who wishes to request the return of his/her hiring documents pursuant to the main sentence of paragraph 2 above should fill out a “Request for Return of Hiring Documents” [Annex Form No. 3 in the Enforcement Rule of the Fair Hiring Procedure Act] and submit the request to the Company by email (recruitingops@coupang.com) In such case, within fourteen (14) days from the date of identifying the receipt of the request, the Company will send the hiring documents to the job applicant’s designated address via registered mail.  Please be informed that the job applicant is required to pay the postage on the registered mail. 
  4. In preparation for a job applicant’s request for the return of hiring documents pursuant to the main sentence of paragraph 2 above, the Company shall retain the original hiring documents submitted by the job applicant for 180 days from the completion of the recruiting process.  If no request is made until the end of this period, all of his/her hiring documents will be destroyed immediately in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act. 
  • Equal Opportunity Employer (US ONLY) 
  1. 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 or 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 of 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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