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Staff Software Engineer, Common Frameworks

Location Remote


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:  

The Developer platform team is responsible Coupang’s developer experiences including Coupang’s internal workload management and microservice ecosystem which scales to thousands of microservices. We are in a process to revolutionize our developer experiences and internal infrastructure by adopting the best technologies available.


We are looking for an architect who has deep understanding of distributed system, hands-on experiences in large scale backend services, Kubernetes, gRPC and service mesh. You will be responsible to design the architecture and lead the team to deliver a modern platform that powers all Coupang’s internal services.  


What You Will Do

As a Senior Staff Software Engineer in Developer platform, you will partner with leaders of multiple platform teams. You will work closely with the product team to define and implement simple solutions of complex infrastructure problems while ensuring to build a highly scalable, reliable and efficient platform for our customers. You will technically lead projects working on full stack development teams using JAVA, AWS, Kafka, Kubernetes, gRPC and service mesh. You will be accountable for raising the bar on engineering and operational excellence.

In this role, you will:

  • Architect workload and service management infrastructure.  
  • Hands-on develop critical infrastructure components. 
  • Decompose complex problems into simple, straightforward solutions, providing mechanisms for the teams to prioritize ruthlessly and “move with urgency”.
  • Demonstrate excellence resulting in scalable systems and services with the highest quality architecture and design.
  • Dive deep into critical system issues, proactively addressing similar root causes, and raise the bar on Operational Excellence.
  • Collaborate with other Coupang tech leaders to make the service extensible to unlock opportunities for innovations.



  • One who has bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technical fields. 
  • One who has 8+ years professional software development experience, or 6 years’ experience with advanced degree.  
  • One who has 2+ years’ experience of project tech lead. 
  • One who has hands-on experience in designing and developing large scale distributed system in the last 3 years. 
  • One who is fluent in one or more among C++, Java and Go.
  • Proven track record of delivering mission critical systems.
  • Experience with cloud computing using AWS or Azure or GCP.

Preferred Qualifications  

  • One who has experience in CI/CD pipelines, Jfrog artifactory, Yaml and AWS cloud.
  • One who has experience in Kubernetes, gRPC, Envoy proxy and Envoy xDS API. 
  • One who has experience in concurrency, multi-threading, synchronization, and non-blocking IO. 
  • One who has deep understanding of operating system kernel and distributed system such as Kafka, Cassandra and Google Spanner.  
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment and leading the delivery of large-scale services for complex business offerings.
  • One who is capable of or is fluent in English communication.  
  • One who has master or PhD degree in computer science or other related technical fields.   


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