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Staff Back-end Engineer (Coupang Play)



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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 would 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

Backend Engineering is one of the key roles in the Coupang Play product organization. This role works closely with product design, product management, mobile, and quality engineering teams to collaboratively produce awesome user experience. Experience in high availability distributed systems is essential, this role will design and develop the system that serves millions of customers every day.

What You Will Do

  • Develop and maintain highly available, scalable, secure and cost-efficient backend systems
  • Design micro-services based systems and architectures that work at scale
  • Write modular, testable, and reusable code and create extensible APIs with rigorous documentation
  • Optimize our application for maximum speed & performance
  • Formulate scalable and durable technical solutions that address our product requirements
  • Occasionally work on front-end code with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript if necessary
  • Mentor junior teammates to help them grow and develop their skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of experience in server applications and distributed systems engineering
  • Expertise in one or more of the following programming languages: Golang, Java, JavaScript, Node.js
  • Proficiency working with modern hyper-scale cloud computing solutions such as AWS or GCP
  • Ability to work in an agile environment at scale
  • Independent and self-driven

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in streaming media from an engineering perspective
  • Ability to work with iOS and Android developers to properly integrate and troubleshoot issues with mobile app to API integration
  • Startup mindset and experience in startup companies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to speak and write in English fluently

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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