Global Operations (GO) is the department in Coupang that powers our Rocket Delivery. It encompasses Order Fulfillment, Inventory, and Logistics to ensure a fast and high-quality delivery service to customers. The GO Data Science team builds machine learning and optimization models/algorithms and manages end-to-end data science solutions to solve business problems with complex rules and conflicting objectives, such as labor planning, task scheduling, fulfillment center picking/stowing optimization, operational anomaly detection and transportation routing.

As our Senior Principal Engineer GO-Tech Data Science, you will be responsible for developing the platform infrastructure to enable our next-generation of AI-enabled software to power our Rocket Delivery.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the design and build of a platform that facilitates training data science algorithms and machine learning models at scale 
  • Collaborate with data scientists, product owners and software engineers to address fulfillment center business needs, improve logistics processes, help cut operation cost, and optimize customer experiences. 
  • Own the development of services enabling the automation of data science pipelines from data access to model deployment into production.
  • Work together with domain engineering teams when integrating analytical models built by the team into domain applications.
  • Drive the team’s technical direction and strategy while shaping long-term vision and architecture.
  • Effectively lead projects across teams and mentor junior developers 


  • Masters degree in Computer Science or another equivalent discipline.
  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in software development including design, infrastructure and application development, debugging and support with a focus on backend engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience building and managing infrastructure for data science teams.
  • 3+ years of experience developing Docker-based systems using Kubernetes or equivalent technology.
  • Expert knowledge of one of the following programming languages: Java, C and C++ and required tools to develop, debug and optimize code.
  • Expert knowledge of distributed data computing tools such as Hive, Spark and Kafka.
  • Advanced knowledge of relational database systems.
  • Experience optimizing resource intensive algorithms for performance in production.
  • Experience working in an agile scrum/development process.
  • Good written English communication skills 

  Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Advanced knowledge of cloud technology solutions on either AWS, Azure, Google Cloud. 
  • Knowledge of data science and machine learning fundamentals. 
  • Knowledge of fulfillment center operations, logistics or supply chain management. 
  • Very good communication skills in English, written and verbal. 

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