Coupang is one of the largest and fastest growing e-commerce platforms on the planet. Our mission is to create a world in which Customers ask “How did I ever live without Coupang?” We are looking for passionate builders to help us get there. Powered by world-class technology and operations, we have set out to transform the end-to-end Customer experience -- from revolutionizing last-mile delivery to rethinking how Customers search and discover on a truly mobile-first platform. We have been named one of the “50 Smartest Companies in the World” by MIT Technology Review and “30 Global Game Changers” by Forbes.

Coupang is a global company with offices in Beijing, Los Angeles, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, and Silicon Valley.

Role Overview

As a Senior Interpreter in our team,you will support trilingual communication of world-wide project teams in Coupang. Our mission is to ensure smooth technical & business communication globally by working with development, PO and business operation teams etc. on Korean/English/Chinese technical & business meeting interpretation, email/document translation.

Our team members are based in Shanghai, Beijing and Seoul office, while our supporting teams are in Seoul, Shanghai & Beijing, Silicon Valley and Seattle, etc.

Another aspect is proactive cooperation with Seoul/US translator team to better support technical/business translation.

What You Will Do

Exhibiting high level of productivity while maintaining high standard for accuracy, each team member is responsible for supporting couples of project teams, deep diving into the whole project development process and building productive working relationships with the project team members. By leveraging online team project management tool, all team members are well-organized with strong ownership over target project teams, as well as free teamwork backup.

For better cross-team backup support, we share best practices and improve processes within and across teams. We introduce regular on-job training program including OJT, 1:1 mentoring, team knowledge sharing and project team training, etc. New hires gain solid IT/e-Commerce and interpretation knowhow though training program.

With growing demand of translation requests scaling up with the growing size of Coupang, we distinguished ourselves by building up company-wide translation request policy ensuring smooth cross-nation communication.

We view tri-lingual high-perform as our core strength. We endeavor to be the first trilingual simultaneous interpretation team focusing on IT technology in Asia Pacific.

Basic Qualifications

  • Simultaneous interpretation for technical/business meetings in Korean /Chinese
  • Translate technical / business emails and documents in Korean/English/Chinese
  • Other ad hoc assignments
  • Bachelor degree or above, Korean or related major. Native Korean language level.
  • Proficient Chinese-Korean simultaneous interpretation skills and translation ability.
  • Good command of English translation ability, can catch English technical terms. English interpretation skill is a plus.
  • More than two-year experience in translation / interpretation, abide by professional ethics is preferred. Leadership experience is a plus.
  • Love translation work, strong ownership, detail-oriented, meticulous integrity punctuality, serious and result-oriented, strong sense of responsibility.
  • E-commerce / IT or relevant working experience is a plus. Curiosity to keep learning technical knowledge. Knowledge and technology evangelist.
  • Have excellent communication skills and teamwork spirit.
  • Able to travel (not frequently). Will work with colleagues in Seoul Korea and Silicon Valley in the US.
  • Oversea experience (especially in Korea) is a plus.


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