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.


Role Overview

As our principal product owner, you will be leading our catalog matching to make our customer experience world-class. Coupang, as the largest ecommerce company in Korea, has billions of items in its catalog. Each month millions of new selections are onboarded. Catalog is the center piece of the ecommerce platform and we transform the raw product data into rich and well-organized product information for customers. Catalog Matching is a unique key advantage to Coupang marketplace and is the core product to catalog.

Our team leverages data from machine learning, AI, data mining, A/B testing, seller feedback to test and validate product iterations that simplify customer experience.

As a Principal Product Owner for Catalog Matching, you will own the catalog matching domain overall. You will be responsible to rethink how we can systematically match and group billions of items and products in our catalog so as to simplify customer shopping journey. You will work closely with engineering, data science, business analytics, matching operation and business teams to identify product opportunities in matching and relevant operation tools and execute on them.

  • Define product vision, roadmap, metrics and quarterly goals for matching products.
  • Manage the entire product life cycle from inception to launch, including writing product requirements, defining use cases, and setting success metrics.
  • Provide product thought leadership and be the subject matter expert on catalog science and technology.
  • Lead a high performing team of engineers, data scientists, business analysts and operation managers to implement the right strategy and meet success criteria.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across Coupang to ensure its successful performance and development.
  • Continually Identify opportunities to improve the experience and dynamics on the marketplace for all parties (customers, sellers, vendors, and brands).


Basic Qualification

  • Solid track record (8+ years) of developing innovate new products, and taking them to market, in a tier 1 technology company.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business, or similar domains
  • A self-starter who can operate autonomously to manage projects in a fast-paced environment and remain focused amidst frequently changing requirements
  • Analytical thinker who can deep dive and take ambiguous and challenging problems and turn them into scoped projects and features
  • Proven ability to make good business judgment and to effectively communicate and influence others
  • Experience using data and quantitative research methodologies to inform decision making across the entire product design process/lifecycle.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer science, statistics, business, or equivalent experience
  • Experience in ecommerce with deep understanding of the complexities of data science and a marketplace/consumer platform model
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English


Recruitment Process and Others 

  • Recruitment Process
    • Application Review - Phone Interview - Onsite (or 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.

  • Things 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.

  • Privacy Notice 
  • Document Return Policy (This notice MUST be included in a job posting in Korea only to comply with the Fair Hiring Procedure Act.)
    • This notification is given pursuant to Article 11 (6) of the Fair Hiring Procedure Act.
    • A job applicant, who has applied but not been finally selected for a position at Coupang (the “Company”), may request the Company to return his/her hiring documents submitted pursuant to the Fair Hiring Procedure Act.  However, this will not apply where the hiring documents were submitted via the website of the Company or e-mail, or where the job applicant submitted those documents voluntarily without a request from the Company.  In addition, if the hiring documents were destroyed due to a natural disaster or any other reasons not attributable to the Company, such documents will be deemed to have been returned to the job applicant.
    • A job applicant who wishes to request the return of his/her hiring documents pursuant to the main sentence of paragraph 2 above should fill out a “Request for Return of Hiring Documents” [Annex Form No. 3 in the Enforcement Rule of the Fair Hiring Procedure Act] and submit the request to the Company by email ( In such case, within fourteen (14) days from the date of identifying the receipt of the request, the Company will send the hiring documents to the job applicant’s designated address via registered mail.  Please be informed that the job applicant is required to pay the postage on the registered mail.
    • In preparation for a job applicant’s request for the return of hiring documents pursuant to the main sentence of paragraph 2 above, the Company shall retain the original hiring documents submitted by the job applicant for 180 days from the completion of the recruiting process.  If no request is made until the end of this period, all of his/her hiring documents will be destroyed immediately in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act.

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