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Principal Technical Recruiter

Location Seattle, USA


Coupang is reimagining the shopping experience with the goal of wowing each customer from the instant they open the Coupang app to the moment an order is delivered to their door.

Powered by an outstanding end-to-end e-commerce and logistics network and a fanatical culture of customer centricity, Coupang has broken tradeoffs around speed, selection and price. Today, we provide exceedingly fast shipping speeds on millions of items including fresh groceries, delivered within hours nationwide, 365 days a year.

We are doing this for millions of consumers in Korea. Korea is home to one of the largest and fastest growing e-commerce opportunities anywhere in the world.

Job Overview:

Coupang’s Recruiting teams play a critical role in driving our phenomenal growth by helping our U.S. Engineering and Product Management teams teams identify, engage and hire top talent. As a Principal Recruiter, you will manage a portfolio of positions and act as a strategic talent partner to the organization. You will also function as an ambassador, championing Coupang’s leadership principles and corporate culture as you engage with prospects in the marketplace. 
This is a full-cycle Recruiter opportunity to deliver excellent client management and candidates in multiple Technical domains, combining recruiting sourcing and assessment skills with coaching and leadership abilities. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced and collaborative environment, they will build high-trust partnerships with teams and business leaders across the organization and have a passion for finding extraordinary talent across a range of corporate functions. They also put a very high value on the quality of experience for candidates and hiring managers alike.

Assisting Coupang leaders with filling key technical positions across our U.S. teams is job one. This person will work remotely in WA and from our Seattle, Washington office.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Recruit talent for Coupang’s rapidly expanding business by engaging with candidates, gathering market intelligence, communicating insights, influencing stakeholders, and driving best practices across our recruitment organization.
  • Acquire an in-depth knowledge of the business area for which you are recruiting. Communicate candidate information and market intelligence to all relevant stakeholders in a timely and systematic way, ensuring exact job and candidate’s requirements are understood and ensure hiring strategy is aligned with business strategy.
  • Employ a data-driven approach to recruiting, understanding targets, and achieving hiring objectives.
  • Build close relationships with Hiring Managers, key stakeholders, interviewers, Recruitment and HR partners.
  • Improve the recruitment process by reviewing data and scenarios and suggesting ideas for change.
  • Enhance candidate experience by understanding candidate and stakeholder needs, then responding to challenging situations in a timely fashion.
  • Effectively source and deliver high-caliber talent to the business to achieve hiring goals; screening candidates with respect to their motivators, qualifications, skills, and availability relative to the requirements before submittal to hiring managers.
  • Follow our Recruitment SOP to ensure consistency and compliance, using Greenhouse/Lever to record all candidate related activity and provide weekly reports on key data points to all levels of management, moving candidates through the interview process, providing appropriate feedback where required.
  • Lead Hiring Intake, Interview Pre-Brief/De-Brief meetings with Managers, and participate in Interviews, facilitating job scoping and offer discussions.

Required Qualifications and Capabilities:

  • 7+ years of experience in client-facing, Technical recruiting role(s).
  • Ability to solve problems through creative thinking and partnerships with other teams.
  • Ability to attain challenging hiring targets through goal-setting, personal drive and organized work methods.
  • Ability to achieve and drive consensus forward among stakeholders through skilled communication.
  • Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience recruiting within a start-up/IPO environment.
  • General understanding of business operations across key areas such as Product Engineering / e-Commerce/Logistics & Operations / Finance/HR/Legal.
  • Experience hiring talent as an interviewer or a hiring manager.

Coupang is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, transgender status), national origin, age, disability, medical condition, HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C status, marital status, military or veteran status, use of a trained dog guide or service animal, political activities, affiliations, citizenship, or any other characteristic or class protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruiting process due to a disability, please contact us at .  


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