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Senior Staff Data Engineer (Data Platform)

Location Seattle, USA


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 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.

About the Role

As a Sr. Staff Data Engineer for the Core Data and Ingestion team, you will be responsible for the Architecting, design, and development of the Data Ingestion, Data Lake, Data Warehouse, and Data Marts to enable data-driven decision-making across different organizations at Coupang. In this role, you will be responsible to work across business domains to understand their business needs, work with Big Data Infrastructure to Architect/Design the reliable and scalable data products which process tera bytes of data each day and enable our customers to make reliable and fast business decisions. At this scale, you will need to ensure fault tolerance and robustness to deliver accurate results on time.

What You Will Do

  • Serve as a technical leader and exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.
  • Work closely with Business analyst across business domains, identify their data needs, identify core KPI’s to drive business growth, Influence source data producers to log key attributes.
  • Define foundational core data models across different business domains such as search, finance, accounting, advertising, marketing, warehouse management systems etc.
  • Design and build Coupang's next generation Data Lake, and Data Warehouse.
  • Design and build reliable data pipelines using modern distributed processing technologies such as Spark, Streaming, Iceberg, and Hive with the ability to scale very large data volumes.
  • Experience driving Master data management practices from producer/source to consumer/data warehouse.
  • Foster, mentor, and enforce industry best practices in data architecture, design patterns, big data platform, storage, distributed compute and coding standard.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and/or Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 12+ years of experience working on Bigdata with deep understanding of data modeling, data architecture, and data warehousing.
  • Strong hands-on experience in distributed processing using Scala/Spark, PySpark, and Hive.
  • Extensive experience Bigdata Platform, Data Warehousing concepts and languages (SQL, NoSQL) and MPP database such as Redshift.
  • Problem solver, Pragmatic and Open-minded
  • Experience with handling large data volumes in a distributed environment
  • Hands on experience with AWS Cloud Computing platforms and understanding of scalability and reliability issues.
  • Hands-on experience in one or more programming languages such as Java, Scala, Python or similar languages.
  • Experience in collaborating with cross-functional teams to define mission, vision, and roadmaps

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in e-commerce Data products.
  • Experience of using large-scale distributed infrastructures for data processing (e.g., Kafka, EMR, Spark on Kubernetes, Redis, Hive/Spark on Hadoop).
  • Experience in event based Near Real Time (NRT) data ingestion/processing.
  • Familiarity with workflow or orchestration frameworks, open-source tools like Airflow and Luigi or commercial enterprise tools. Knowledge of container services (Docker/Kubernetes) is a plus.


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 $170,100/year in our lowest geographic market to $315,900/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.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation in the application of recruiting process due to a disability, please contact us at  . 


Equal Opportunities for All

Coupang is an equal opportunity employer. Our unprecedented success could not be possible without the valuable inputs of our globally diverse team.