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Senior Manager, Software Engineering (Search)

Seoul, South Korea Job ID: 2160560


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 2160560 Date posted  07/08/2020 Location Seoul, South Korea

쿠팡은 세계에서 가장 빠르고 크게 성장하는 Ecommerce 기업입니다. 우리는 고객, 직원, 파트너 그리고 우리를 둘러싼 모든 사람들의 일상을 어떻게 혁신할 수 있을 지 매 순간 고민합니다. 우리는 아직 아무도 풀지 못한 문제를 해결함으로써 사람들이 이렇게 묻는 세상을 만들고자 합니다. “쿠팡 없이 어떻게 살았을까?” 쿠팡은 서울뿐만 아니라 베이징, LA, 시애틀, 상하이와 실리콘밸리 등에 오피스를 두고 있는 글로벌 기업입니다.


Search 팀의 SDM은 Google, Amazon, Pinterest 등과 같은 기업에서 일했던 세계적인 수준의 Search 엔지니어들과 협업하고, 검색 품질 제고, 컨버전 개선, 고객 의도 파악과 같은 어려운 문제들을 정의해볼 수 있는 기회를 얻게 됩니다. 저희의 목표는 고객에게 불편함이 없는 검색엔진을 제공하고 고객이 유용한 상품을 쉽게 검색할 수 있도록 돕는 것입니다. 여러분의 아이디어와 경험이 그 목표를 달성하는 데 이바지할 것입니다.


  • Engineering Excellence 추진을 위해 Code Review 시 엔지니어의 코딩 품질 지도
  • 오너십을 갖고 있는 시스템∙모듈의 아키텍처 디자인
  • Query Debugging Session에서 엔지니어들과 협업하여 랭킹 이슈 발견 및 해결방안 모색
  • Product Owner 및 다른 이해관계자들과의 협업을 통한 요구사항 이해, 우선순위 설정, 로드맵 구축, 계획에 따른 실행
  • 팀/프로젝트 기반 데이터 분석 추진, 어려운 비즈니스 이슈를 해결하기 위한 근본원인 모색
  • 팀의 성장 목표에 따른 엔지니어 육성 및 채용
  • 팀이 맡고 있는 시스템∙모듈에 대한 운영 지원 체계를 구축 및 실행


  • 컴퓨터과학, 컴퓨터공학 또는 관련 전공 학사 학위
  • 소프트웨어 개발 경력 8년 이상
  • 소프트웨어 개발팀 관리∙운영 경력 3년 이상 및 직접적인 아키텍처 경험
  • 강력한 데이터 기반 사고력, 심층적 데이터 분석을 토대로 문제 발견 및 해결책 모색
  • Java, 데이터 구조, 핵심 알고리즘, 시스템 디자인 등 백엔드 시스템에 대한 심층적 기술지식 보유
  • Hadoop, Kafka, Spark와 같은 Big Data Platform 및 Parallel Computation 경험
  • 어려운 엔지니어링 이슈 해결 및 Engineering Excellence 요구에 대한 강력한 의지
  • 심층적 지식과 경험을 바탕으로 여러 팀의 생산성 및 효율성을 제고하여 기술적 영향력 발휘
  • 탁월한 구두∙서면 의사소통 능력


  • Search Infrastructure, Search Ranking, Recommendation 또는 Ads Systems에 대한 직접적인 경험
  • 컴퓨터과학 혹은 관련 공학 석사 학위
  • 유창한 영어 실력

전형 절차 및 기타사항  

1. 전형절차: 서류전형 - 전화면접 - 대면면접 - 최종합격
(전형절차는 직무별로 다르게 운영될 수 있으며, 일정 및 상황에 따라 변동될 수 있습니다.) 
2. 기타사항:
a. 본 공고는 모집 완료 시 조기마감 될 수 있습니다.  
b. 지원서 내용 중 허위사실이 있는 경우에는 합격이 취소될 수 있습니다. 
c. 보훈대상자 및 장애인 여부는 채용과정에서 어떠한 불이익도 미치지 않습니다. 
d. 전형일정 및 결과는 지원서에 등록하신 이메일로 개별 안내 드립니다.  


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. 



As an SDM in Search Team, you will have the opportunity to work with world-class Search Engineers who have been worked for Google, Amazon, Pinterest, etc. You will have opportunities to define challenging problems to improve search quality, increase conversion rate, as well as understand customer’s intention better. 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coach engineers on coding quality during code reviews in order to drive for engineering excellence
  • Design architecture of the systems/modules you own
  • Work with engineers to discover ranking problems during query debug sessions and find ways to solve them
  • Work with Product Owner(s) and/or other stakeholders to understand requirements, set priorities, build road-map, and deliver according to the plan
  • Drive team/ project based data analysis, find root cause to solve challenging business issue.
  • Develop and hire engineers according to team’s growth target
  • Establish and run the operational support for the system/module owned by your team


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related majors
  • 8+ years of experience in software development
  • 3+ years of experience in managing/leading software development teams with hands-on architectural experience
  • Strong data-driven thinking, find problem and solution based on in-depth data analysis.
  • Strong technical knowledge in back end systems with proficiency in Java, Data structures, fundamental algorithms and system design
  • Experience on big data platform and parallel computation, like Hadoop, Kafka, Spark
  • Strong ambition to solve challenging engineering problems and demand engineering excellence
  • Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.
  • Good communication both verbal and written


  • Hands on experience with Search Infrastructure, Search Ranking, Recommendation or Ads Systems
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related Engineering majors
  • Fluent in English

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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