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Staff Back-End Engineer

Company: Coupang
Location: Seattle
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

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.
Description:Coupang's Rocket-on-Demand (ROD) team has the mission to offer Coupang customers the best available selection and the lowest possible price and provide Coupang sellers the utmost convenience of selling.
ROD is seeking a Staff Software Engineer to join us to fulfill our mission. You will be working in a fast-paced environment along with a team of smart and passionate engineers to design and implement various systems to meet the needs of the ROD business. You will also have direct ownership of new features for improving ROD platform's scalability, reliability, availability, extensibility and performance. We care about both delighting customers and building high-quality software and are looking for someone with proven track record of designing and building large scale distributed systems.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Building, owning, and maintenance of large-scale distributed systems
  • Providing technical direction to junior engineers in the team
  • Establishing and executing short and long-term design and architectural roadmaps for the business
  • Continuing to innovate on the platform to support rocket-on-demand programs
  • Driving continual improvement to the efficiency and flexibility of the business platform while keeping high bar for customer trust, performance and availability.Qualifications:
    • Strong problem-solving ability
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
    • 6+ years of solid work with fundamental algorithms, system design, and large distributed systems
    • 6+ years of professional coding experience using modern programming language such as Java, Scala, Kotlin, C++, C#, etc.Preferred:
      • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
      • Experience communicating with users, other technical teams and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs and product strategy
      • Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills and make them more effective software engineers
      • Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team
      • Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between
      • Experience working backwards from the customer and delivering innovative, simple solutions 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

Keywords: Coupang, Seattle , Staff Back-End Engineer, Engineering , Seattle, Washington

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