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Director of Engineering (Coupang Eats Merchant Systems)

Location Seoul, South Korea


Company Introduction

We exist to wow our customers. We know we’re doing the right thing when we hear our customers say, “How did we ever live without Coupang?” Born out of an obsession to make shopping, eating, and living easier than ever, we’re collectively disrupting the multi-billion-dollar e-commerce industry from the ground up. We are one of the fastest-growing e-commerce companies that established an unparalleled reputation for being a dominant and reliable force in South Korean commerce.

We are proud to have the best of both worlds — a startup culture with the resources of a large global public company. This fuels us to continue our growth and launch new services at the speed we have been since our inception. We are all entrepreneurial surrounded by opportunities to drive new initiatives and innovations. At our core, we are bold and ambitious people that like to get our hands dirty and make a hands-on impact. At Coupang, you will see yourself, your colleagues, your team, and the company grow every day.

Our mission to build the future of commerce is real. We push the boundaries of what’s possible to solve problems and break traditional tradeoffs. Join Coupang now to create an epic experience in this always-on, high-tech, and hyper-connected world.

Role Overview

Coupang Eats is a new territory explored by Coupang, we deliver quality food and beverages from restaurants and cafes to customers with fast delivery. As an engineering organization, we build an end-to-end ecosystem for customer, merchants, courier, operators, sales and business marketing. 

  • Build with exciting tech stacks. - Cloud Native (AWS), MSA, Spring boot, WebFlux, React JS/Flutter, Vue JS, CSS3, HTML5, JPA, Elastic stack, Docker, Kafka, Redis, MySQL, Cassandra, native mobile development.
  • Obsesses over site reliability to guarantee an effortless shopping experience.
  • Truly global, with teams located at Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing and Bay area

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

What You Will Do

As Engineering Director for Coupang Eats Merchant Systems, you will be responsible for overseeing multipel engineering teams and services for the hundreds of thousands of Merchants which directly impacts the Selection for the millions of Customers who order on the Coupang Eats platform.  You need to closely partner with business stakeholders and deliver aim high growth goals in a fast-paced environment.

In this role, you will:

  • Build and manage a highly efficient engineering organization.
  • Align with stakeholders and lead engineers on mission critical projects to resolve complex business problems.
  • Envision roadmaps for the scalable and robust growth of Eats ecosystem.
  • Drive the highest quality of architecture and design of services.
  • Decompose complex problems into simple, straightforward solutions.
  • Deep-dive and handle critical system issues.
  • Collaborate with other Coupang tech teams to make the service extensible to unlock opportunities for innovations.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and/or Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • At least 7+ years of experience in designing, building and deploying scalable, highly available services developed in Java and database environment
  • At least 5+ years for leading an engineering team handling large volume of data transactions
  • Proven track record of leading teams for delivering mission critical systems
  • Ability to relocate to Seoul for this opportunity
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to think strategically, with exceptional skills in diving deep and raising the bar for engineering and operational excellence
  • Experience with cloud computing with AWS
  • Experience in Food or Grocery Delivery, e-commerce or O2O industry
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment and leading the delivery of large-scale services for complex business offerings

Apply now