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Senior Manager, Back-end Engineering (Logistics)

Seoul, South Korea Job ID: 2183802


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 2183802 Date posted  07/03/2020 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, Los Angeles, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, and Silicon Valley.


Job Overview:

At Coupang, logistics technology is fundamental to our business. Every customer associates Coupang with “Rocket” brand and we enable this “Rocket experience” – be it fresh, same day, overnight or 24hr delivery. We build technology to delight our customers and strive every day to build a perfect delivery experience for them. As logistics technology organization,

  • Own last mile engineering end to end – both Coupang delivery and Crowdsourced delivery.

  • Build the next generation last mile ecosystem with exciting tech stacks.
    - Cloud Native (AWS), MSA, Spring boot, Elastic stack, Docker, Kafka, Redis, MySQL, Cassandra, Spark, EMR, mobile development technologies and mapping technologies.

  • Obsesses over site reliability to guarantee a perfect delivery experience.

  • are global, with teams located at Seoul and Shanghai.

    Our vision is to build a trusted eCommerce platform by obsessing over reliable and effortless shopping and delivery experience, through a highly productive engineering team.

    In this role, you will be owning critical platforms and services that serve as building blocks of logistics technology powering mobile applications, logistic operating system and delivery experiences for customers.


Key Responsibilities:

In this role, you will be:

  • Envisioning and developing Coupang’s logistics platform technology to scale with Coupang’s growth.

  • Engaging with senior leadership in building and executing delivery technology roadmap, execution, metrics and solving business issues.

  • Prioritizing and planning the projects and features sponsored by senior leadership.

  • Manage development team, and work with product owners across business verticals to

    define requirements and priorities.

  • Responsible to manage dependencies with stakeholder systems

  • Responsible for system metrics and improvements, and setting up engineering and

    operational excellence in the team.

  • Responsible to manage multiple teams, hire and develop directs and engineers in the



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline

  • 10+ years’ experience planning, designing, developing and delivering software

  • 5+ years of people management experience, leading technical professionals including

    software developers, and/or technical program managers.

  • Computer Science fundamentals in system architecture, problem-solving, and complexity

    analysis with proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as Java,

    JavaScript, Scala, Kotlin, or Python

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex

    technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences in English and Korean


  • Experience from e-commerce, O2O industry

  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Expertise in leading the delivery of large-scale services for complex business offerings


Recruitment Process and Others

1. Recruitment Process: Application Review - Phone Interview - Onsite Interview - Offer  
(The recruitment process may be different depending on the job and may be changed due to scheduling and circumstances.)

2. Others:
a. This job post may be closed early if all openings are filled.   
b. If there is any false information in the application, the offer may be cancelled.
c. Veteran status or disability will not result in any disadvantages in the recruitment process.
d. Interview schedules and the results will be informed to the applicant via the e-mail address submitted at the application stage. 


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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