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Senior Director, Software Engineering [L8]

Shanghai, China Job ID: 2146820


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 2146820 Date posted  03/25/2020 Location Shanghai, China

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: 

Coupang catalog supports multi million items from hurderends of thousands of Sellers and Suppliers. The catalog gets updated for millions of transcations every day in a realtime.

This Sr. Diretor is the technology head of Product Catalog organization will own the core of ingesting millions of catalog updates every day and enabling websites serving millions of requests per day at single digit millisecond latency while enabling ground-breaking new capability for Brands selling on Coupang. Our team owns software running in a distributed, highly performant, and highly available micro-service computing system containing hundreds of millions of records.


Key Responsibilities: 

  •  Build scalable systems that will have a direct impact on customer experience, conversion and retention



  • Experience in. building and developing large engineering and product management teams.


  • Design and implement the operation system for counterfeits detection and maintenance online system, including deployment and daily maintenance, and work for the product data processing system



  • Take initiative on continuous improvement to the efficiency, flexibility and expandability of the platform and system



  • Owns the fucntionality with product owners, data scientists, operator pro-actively and take initiatives for problem solving



Basic Qualifications: 

  •   Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field



  • 15+ years of professional software development and management experience


  • Project experience in data processing/analysis platform and system development, with broad knowledge on the technologies of backend engineering, cloud service, Hadoop/Spark ecosystem etc. is a big plus

具备数据处理和分析平台系统项目开发经验, 有广泛的后端,云服务,Hadoop/Spark生态的技术知识者优先


  • Comfortable working in an agile fast paced environment, and ability of problem solving and quick learning



  • Experience with Artificial intelligence and machine learning project is a plus





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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