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Senior Software Engineer - Growth






San Francisco, CA, US


With a mission to improve lives through learning, Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online. More than 20 million students learn from an extensive library of over 65,000 courses taught by expert instructors. 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.
About Udemy Engineering
 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, React, 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!


    • Design, develop, test, and release features for Udemy’s user facing products that are crucial for business expansion and growth.
    • Collaborate with product managers, designers and engineers to identify opportunities and implement solutions that provide positive value to our students and our business.
    • Plan, organize, and complete work within agile sprints.  Communicate effectively on progress and meeting expectations.
    • Participate 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, quality, robustness, and scalability while fostering innovation.
    • Identify and evaluate new technologies that improve performance, maintainability and elegance of our software implementation.


    • Minimum four (4) years of experience as a full-stack software engineer.
    • Object Oriented software design patterns and computer science fundamentals (e.g. data structures, algorithms).
    • Web application development using modern framework.
    • Web Framework ORMs (e.g. Django, Rails, Zend, etc.)
    • Python or other scripting languages such as Ruby, PHP (minimum 2 years), etc.
    • Relational DB (e.g. MySQL) including development of complex SQL queries
    • Front-end development with JavaScript using modern JS libraries/frameworks. (e.g. React, Angular, JQuery, etc.)
    • Linux and/or Unix
    • Real-time messaging and NoSQL infrastructures: Redis, RabbitMQ, Celery
    • Testing methods, including unit and integration tests
    • Ability to learn and work with existing code bases, up and down the software stack.
    • Willingness to "go the extra mile" when needed.

Preferred but not required:

    • Contribution to open source projects
    • Public speaking or technical blog skills

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