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Senior Software Engineer - Platform






San Francisco, CA, US


Do you love what you do?  Are you passionate about programming?  If you love challenges and strive for excellence, come build the future of learning with us!  We are a small, collaborative, fun group of engineers looking for someone like you to become part of our team.  Our user facing projects are diverse, interesting, and innovative.  Our work is impactful; we help people improve their lives through learning.  We leverage the latest technologies (Python, Django, Redis, RabbitMQ), adopt industry best practices and iterate in fast-paced release environment.  You will see the positive results of your work weekly.  We don’t forget to celebrate and have fun.  Come and grow with us!

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

    • Design, develop, test, and release libraries, components, and tools for creating and maintaining best in class server-side software at Udemy.
    • Identify and evaluate new technologies that improve performance, maintainability and robustness of our backend software.
    • Plan, organize, and complete work within agile sprints.  Communicate effectively on progress towards meeting expectations.
    • Contribute in code reviews, design discussions, and develop features and solutions that scale.
    • Serve as a technical lead for various projects/tasks as needed.
    • Use best software development practices and processes to coach and mentor junior engineers to become proficient developers.
    • Contribute to a team culture that values openness, inclusiveness, quality, robustness, and scalability while fostering innovation.

We’re excited about you because you have:

    • Minimum four (4) years of experience as a full-stack software engineer.
    • Ability to learn and work with existing code bases.
    • Strong technical communication skills.
    • Knowledge of Object Oriented software design patterns and computer science fundamentals (e.g. data structures, algorithms).Web application development using modern frameworks.
    • Understanding of Web Framework ORMs (e.g. Django, Rails, Zend, etc.).Minimum 2 years of experience with Python or other scripting languages such as Ruby, PHP, etc.
    • Experience with relational DB (e.g. MySQL) including development of complex SQL queries.
    • Experience developing software that runs on Linux and/or Unix servers.
    • Experience working with Real-time messaging and NoSQL infrastructures: Redis, RabbitMQ, Celery, Kafka, etc.
    • Experience with Testing methods, including unit and integration tests.

Nice to haves:

    • Familiarity with containerization technologies (docker, lxc, rkt, etc.).
    • Familiarity with container orchestration technologies (Kubernetes, Marathon, etc.).
    • Experience working with cloud computing services providers (AWS, Google cloud platform, Azure, etc.).
With a mission to improve lives through learning, Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online. More than 24 million students learn from an extensive library of over 80,000 courses taught by 35,000 instructors in over 50 languages. Whether learning for professional development or personal enrichment, students can master new skills through self-paced, on-demand courses, while instructors have a way to share their knowledge with the world. For companies, Udemy for Business offers subscription access to a collection of business-relevant courses as well as a simple platform to host and distribute their own content in one central place.
We’re a close-knit bunch that enjoys problem-solving and collaboration, and we share a serious commitment to delivering the best possible learning and teaching experiences. 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 Dublin, Ireland, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Ankara, Turkey. Compensation includes full-time salary, equity compensation plan, and competitive benefits including healthcare, commuter benefits, parental leave, and a discretionary time off policy.
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