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Head of Core Serving Service

Location Seoul, South Korea


A successful candidate will be highly adaptable, possess strong interpersonal and organizational skill, be able to effectively manage multiple work streams, think tactically as well as strategically, strong at Engineering and hold the high bar on the excellence and meanwhile be able to connect the dot to reality.

In this role, you will:

  • Build roadmap and vision for Coupang backend and data serving platform for Availability, Scalability and Extensibility.
  • Build and manage a highly efficient and expert team for processing, serving, and managing the core data for Coupang.
  • Drive the highest quality of architecture and design of data pipeline and system.
  • Draw a roadmaps and vison for the scalable and robust growth of the backend.
  • Collaborate with other teams to make the platform open and extensible to unlock innumerable opportunities for innovations.
  • Align with key stakeholders and leadership on mission critical projects.
  • Possess expert knowledge in performance, scalability, and availability of data pipelines.
  • Leverage knowledge of internal and industry best practices in design.
  • Establish data governance and security best practices.
  • Deep-dive and handle critical system issues.


Key Experience

  • 5+ years senior management experience, including managing managers.
  • At least 10+ years of experience in designing, building, and deploying scalable, highly available backend services developed in Java/mobile/web environment
  • Track of records of delivering large scale mission critical projects.
  • Track of records of building the highly efficient Engineering organization.
  • Strategic thinker and someone who is bar raiser for engineering excellence.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Experience with cloud computing, MSA, Service Mesh and AWS.
  • Experience with managing Cassandra, Spark, EMR, ES and Hbase Systems.


Traits and Competencies

  • Ability to think strategically, with exceptional skills in diving deep and raising for engineering excellence
  • Able to dive deep to find gaps for availability, scalability in current systems and come up with right solution
  • Able to operate autonomously to manage projects in a fast-paced environment and remain focused amidst frequently changing requirements.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment and leading the delivery of large-scale services for complex platform projects and connect it to business impact
  • Able to pitch and hold in depth discussions with the C-level stakeholders.


  • Prior experience in eCommerce.
  • Prior strong experiences in leading and delivery company-wise tech initiatives.
  • Prior experience to establish engineering excellence strategy for your systems and execute.

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