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Senior Software Engineer - Content Delivery (Coupang Play)

Location Singapore, Singapore


About Coupang Play

Launched in December 2020, Coupang Play is Coupang's OTT (over-the-top) service. Coupang Play aims to become the definitive destination for digital content. Backed by our strong Product and Engineering teams in Seoul, Singapore, and Mountain View — Coupang Play has been creating and optimizing the viewing experience for our customers.

Coupang Play is available on mobile devices, tablet PCs, smart TVs, and your preferred browsers. We are building a competitive content library that includes TV for children and all ages, movies, live sports, educational content, and more. Coupang Play also creates original content, catered specifically to our customers.

If you like to work backwards and solve problems for our customers, join us. We are committed to redefining how our customers enjoy digital entertainment as one of the fastest-growing OTT services in Korea.

Role Overview

As the senior software engineer - Content Delivery team at Coupang Play, you will architecture, design, and implement high-performance software solutions for CDN servers and operating multi-CDN based content delivery systems.

What You Will Do

  • Participate in architecting, developing and operating a multi-CDN based content delivery infrastructure.
  • Develop an operating system optimized for CDN, a caching solution, and a deployment system for servers in the data center.
  • Identify, triage, debug, and provide solutions for production issues.
  • Build monitoring tools for better observability and improve the quality and performance of CDN.

Basic Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional working experience in the content delivery and networking domain.
  • Strong software development skills in a Unix/Linux environment and proficiency with programming languages such as C++, Rust, Go, Python, etc.
  • Good knowledge of UDP/TCP/IP, HTTP/S, TLS, DNS, BGP, etc.
  • Experience building highly available and scalable distributed systems.
  • Experience building and running CDN operating systems and cache/proxy solutions.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field of study.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with on-demand and live streaming video.
  • Experience working with ISPs or IXPs and building CDN systems or PoPs in a data center environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Korean.


Recruitment Process and Others 
Recruitment Process   

  • Application Review > 1st Virtual Onsite Interview > 2nd Virtual Onsite Interview > Offer
  • The exact nature of the recruitment process may vary according to the specific job and may be changed due to scheduling or other circumstances.  
  • Interview schedules and the results will be informed to the applicant via the e-mail address submitted at the application stage.  

Details to Consider

  • This job posting may be closed prior to the stated end date for application if all openings are filled.     
  • Coupang has the right to rescind an offer of employment if a candidate is found to have submitted false information as part of the application process.     
  • Coupang does not discriminate against disabled applicants or those with veteran status. We are proud to offer equal opportunities for all applicants.  
  • Job titles and responsibilities may be subject to change depending on the candidate’s overall experience, etc. This will be communicated to the candidate at the appropriate time before the offer.  

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