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Director, Technical Recruiting

Location Seoul, South Korea


Director, Technical Recruiting  

About Coupang  
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 at 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. 
Coupang Tech Recruiting Team  

We are a diverse and geographically distributed team, based in Korea, US and China. The core of the engineering team sits in Seoul with offices in Mountain View, Seattle, Shanghai and Beijing. We strive hard to attract the best engineering talent globally. We successfully compete for talent with best of the class companies all over the world.  

The Job  
We are looking for a Recruiting Leader to help us deliver on our promise to the customer and reach our goals. We are looking for a passionate leader who has a deep understanding of technology and talent landscape across the globe. You will be interfacing with our engineering leadership team, understanding the drivers and deliverables, thereby helping them translate these goals to talent objectives. You will then work with your team to make those goals a reality. To be successful at Coupang, you need to be deeply entrenched in the nuances of engineering recruiting, with the ability to guide the team to attracting the best talent. You will have the ability to dive deep into all aspects of Tech Recruiting – Talent Mapping, Sourcing, Engaging and Closing. You will work closely with Recruiting Operations and Programs as well as Global Mobility teams to ensure top of the class candidate experience. With a strong track record of success, you will be able to demonstrate creative problem-solving abilities. The role is based in Seoul, South Korea and offers full expat benefits for eligible candidates.  

What will you bring?  

  • 15+ years of demonstrated experience in Technology and Software Recruitment 
  • 5+ years in building and leading powerhouse recruiting teams 
  • Deep expertise in recruiting engineering talent for top product companies across the globe 
  • Ability to thrive in uncertainty and love for numbers and metrics 
  • Proven experience in hiring best talent and developing them into one team 
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline 
  • Expertise in full lifecycle recruiting aspects, employment laws, salary trends 
  • Ability to forge strong relationships with Engineering Leadership and Stakeholder Management 
  • Ability to think globally and execute locally, with string business acumen 

What will you do?  

  • Interface with engineering and product leaders to understand hiring needs 
  • Understand funnel metrics and translate these to hiring goals 
  • Work closely with your team leads and members to build TA plans, closely monitor the delivery and pivot quickly 
  • Understand resource limitations and plan and prioritize ruthlessly 
  • Hire, coach and develop recruiting teams 
  • Dive deep