Remote Senior Staff Software Engineer Platform

Job Description

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At Coupang, our mission is to astound our customers, aiming for them to wonder how they ever managed without us. Rooted in a passion for simplifying shopping, dining, and daily life, we’re shaking up the e-commerce industry, swiftly becoming a trusted leader in South Korean commerce.

We take pride in blending the agility of a startup with the resources of a global powerhouse, fostering an environment ripe for growth and innovation. Our team is filled with bold, ambitious individuals who relish diving into the work and making a tangible impact every day.

Join us in crafting the future of commerce, where we’re constantly pushing boundaries and redefining what’s possible. At the heart of this evolution is the Developer Platform Team, tasked with enhancing Coupang’s internal systems and services to meet the demands of our growing ecosystem.

As an Architect within this team, you’ll spearhead the design and implementation of a cutting-edge platform to support all of Coupang’s internal services. Your role will involve collaborating with cross-functional leaders, guiding full-stack development teams, and ensuring the delivery of scalable, reliable, and efficient solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designing and developing infrastructure for workload and service management
  • Leading the development of critical infrastructure components
  • Simplifying complex problems to facilitate prioritization and rapid execution
  • Creating roadmaps for the scalable growth of Coupang’s application infrastructure
  • Mentoring technical talent and fostering a culture of engineering excellence
  • Collaborating with fellow tech leaders to drive innovation and extensibility

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • 10+ years of software development experience (or 8 years with advanced degree)
  • 4+ years of experience as a project tech lead
  • Hands-on experience in designing and developing large-scale distributed systems
  • Proficiency in C++, Java, or Go
  • Track record of delivering mission-critical systems
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms like AWS, Azure, or GCP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes, gRPC, Envoy proxy, and Envoy xDS API
  • Expertise in concurrency, multi-threading, synchronization, and non-blocking IO
  • Deep understanding of operating system kernels and distributed systems like Kafka, Cassandra, and Google Spanner
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines, Jfrog Artifactory, YAML, and AWS cloud
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Master’s or PhD in computer science or related field


Our compensation packages are competitive and tailored to reflect the local market conditions. Base pay for this position ranges from $159,000 to $324,000 per year, depending on geographic location and individual qualifications. Additional benefits include medical/dental/vision/life insurance, 401K matching, paid time off, parental leave, and more.

Coupang is committed to diversity and inclusion, providing equal opportunities to all applicants regardless of race, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other protected status. We strive to maintain a safe and inclusive work environment and offer accommodations for individuals with disabilities during the application process. If you require assistance, please contact us at