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Principal Engineer, AI and Data Platform

Location Mountain View, USA


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. 

Job Overview:  

Data & AI is at the center of everything we do at Coupang.  It helps power all aspects of Coupang including search ranking & relevance, price products and services, streamline logistics and delivery, optimize content for streaming, and much more. Coupang AI+Data Platform team is a dynamic and innovative group whose mission is to deliver data platform services securely, reliably and efficiently to all the data stakeholders including the C-suite executives, ML engineers, Business Analysts and Data Engineers.  

The AI and Data Platform team develops and manages services to ingest raw data structured and unstructured into the data lake, cleanse/transform the data, and make it available to MLEs, BA, and data engineers across all our Coupang. It is also responsible for the core data sets that serve the key businesses. Finally, the experimentation platform enables engineers within Coupang to rapidly do A/B testing to make product decisions. Join a world-class operations team and utilize your programming and operations talents to apply the latest patterns in continuous delivery, cloud operations, containerization, and serverless technology and help us build the next generation Data platform and delight millions of customers. 


  • BS, MS, or PhD degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent practical experience 

  • 10+ years of experience 

  • Deep understanding of Data infrastructure and how enterprises use data.  

  • Data modeling skills and understanding of the eCommerce domain highly desirable.  

  • Knowledge of data query and data processing tools (i.e. SQL) 

  • Knowledgeable with Data Science tools and frameworks. Understand machine learning principles (training, validation, etc.) 

  • Knowledge of experimentation methodologies, such as A/B testing, multivariate testing, and statistical analysis 

  • Computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, performance complexity, and implications of computer architecture on software performance (e.g., I/O and memory tuning) 

  • Software engineering fundamentals: version control systems (i.e Git, Github) and workflows, and ability to write production-ready code 

  • Experience deploying highly scalable software supporting millions or more users 

  • Experience with integrating applications and platforms with cloud technologies (i.e AWS and GCP) 

  • Strong oral and written communication skills 

  • Ability to conduct meetings and make professional presentations, and to explain complex concepts and technical material to non-technical users 

Pay & Benefits

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. At Coupang, your base pay is one part of your total compensation.

The base pay for this position ranges from $197,820/year in our lowest geographic market to $314,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

  General Description of All Benefits

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life, AD&D insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) & Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Long-term/Short-term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) program
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • 18-21 days of the Paid Time Off (PTO) a year based on the tenure
  • 12 Public Holidays
  • Paid Parental leave
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • MTV - [Free] Electric Car Charging Station

General Description of Other Compensation

“Other Compensation” includes, but is not limited to, bonuses, equity, or other forms of compensation that would be offered to the hired applicant in addition to their established salary range or wage scale.

Coupang is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hair styles), color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ,ancestry, national origin (including language use restrictions), age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C status, family status (including but not limited to marital or domestic partnership status), military or veteran status, use of a trained dog guide or service animal, political activities or affiliations, ancestry, citizenship, family and medical leave status, status as a victim of any violent crime, or any other characteristic or class protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Coupang is also committed to providing a safe work environment for its employees and its consumers.  As a condition of employment, Coupang requires employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, subject to legally required accommodations.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation in the application of recruiting process due to a disability, please contact us at