Director of Engineering, Demand & User Acquisition at Udemy

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ABOUT UDEMY
We believe anyone can build the life they imagine through online learning. Today, more than 40 million students around the world are advancing their careers and passions by exploring and mastering new skills on Udemy, and expert instructors are able to share their knowledge with the world. Through our global marketplace and our solutions for businesses and governments, we connect people everywhere with the skills they need for success in work and life. We’re a close-knit bunch that enjoys problem-solving and collaboration, and we share a serious belief in the power of learning and teaching to change lives. Udemy’s culture encourages innovation, creativity, passion, and teamwork. We also celebrate our milestones and support each other every day.
Founded in 2010, Udemy is privately owned and headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood with offices in Denver (Colorado), Dublin (Ireland), Ankara (Turkey), and São Paulo (Brazil).
About Your Role
As a Director of Engineering in Demand & User Acquisition, you will lead teams to build various application services and features to support the growth of Udemy business. You have a thorough knowledge of what it takes to build scalable, extensible technologies, as well as developing and growing product-focused, customer-oriented engineering teams. This role presents a significant intellectual, technical and operational challenges.

Here is what you will be doing:

  • Drive the development of features and services that powers our marketplace demand generation and user acquisition
  • Hire, build and manage high performance teams
  • Collaborate with cross-functional leaders to strategize, define, refine and align on project initiatives and goals
  • Translate requirements to solution vision and technical directions
  • Communicate and align plans as well as dependencies to broader Engineering teams
  • Coach individuals, inspire creative thinking and foster innovation with rigor in technical excellence
  • Guide your teams in best practices around software development, documentation, coding standards, performance, fault tolerance and scalability
  • Embrace our culture of collaboration, transparent, inclusive, respectful, feedback with open and direct communication
  • Being resourceful with hands on coding (first 6 months)
  • Research or prototype solutions and contribute to codebase as needed

We are excited about you because you have:

  • B.S. Degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical fields
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience and 5 plus years of building and managing software teams, managers and individual contributors
  • Great track record of hiring top talents, mentor and grow talent
  • Relevant knowledge in Marketing technology and domain competency
  • Past experience in building tools and services leveraging machine learning
  • Strong technical excellence plus experience with owning and shipping substantial product features that support consumer-scale web applications like Udemy.com
  • Hands-on experience in design, architect, and deliver robust, scalable features and services with solid technical vision
  • Strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to execute in fast-paced environments and performance-driven culture
  • Knowledge of various open-source technologies such as: Python/Django, React/Mobx, ES6, Redis, and MySQL

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About Udemy
We believe anyone can build the life they imagine through online learning. Today, more than 50 million students around the world are advancing their careers and passions by exploring and mastering new skills on Udemy, and expert instructors are able to share their knowledge with the world. Through our global marketplace and our solutions for businesses and governments, we connect people everywhere with the skills they need for success in work and life. We’re a close-knit bunch that enjoys problem-solving and collaboration, and we share a serious belief in the power of learning and teaching to change lives. Udemy’s culture encourages innovation, creativity, passion, and teamwork. We also celebrate our milestones and support each other every day.
Founded in 2010, Udemy is privately owned and headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood with offices in Denver (Colorado), Dublin (Ireland), Ankara (Turkey), Gurugram (India), and São Paulo (Brazil).
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HiveDatabases
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

SOMA

An Insider's view of Udemy

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I’ve been really impressed by the work-life balance at Udemy. Each team has the freedom to choose a schedule and system that works for them. Everyone is committed to the success of their team and Udemy as a whole, and this flexibility and trust enables each of us to work in a way that helps maximize our impact.

Katie

Full Stack Web Development Software Engineer, Instructor Loyalty

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a member of the Marketing Efficiency Decision Science team, I help determine how Udemy can invest money efficiently. We partner with all levels of the Marketing and Finance teams to align our goals and drive implementation. We also work with the Data Products and platform team to ensure we utilize the most robust models and architecture.

Silvia

Data Scientist II

How does the company support your career growth?

Udemy provides me with daily opportunities to grow as an engineer. My manager genuinely cares about my career plan and professional growth. In every project that we’ve chosen for me to work on, I had the chance to improve my weaknesses and demonstrate my strengths. It is so important to feel valued at work, and Udemy has been doing a great job.

Duygu

Senior Staff Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

My philosophy goes beyond normally scheduled one-on-ones, which I regard as simply guaranteed check points. I have a truly “interrupt me anytime” policy, so my staff feels comfortable enough to talk with me at any moment. My team is my work-family and, as with my own family, it is a top priority for me to be there to support them.

Justin

Senior Data Science Manager

What are Udemy Perks + Benefits

Culture
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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