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Senior Data Scientist

🇺🇸 San Francisco, CA

🕑 Full-Time

💰 $134,000 - $231,000

💻 Data Science

🗓️ February 26th, 2023

SQL Python Hadoop
About us
At Udemy, we’re on a mission to improve lives through the power of learning. We’re a leading global learning company and one of the world’s largest education platforms, with more than 57 million learners. Our goal is to provide flexible, effective skill development to empower organizations and individuals. 

Talented people are everywhere, and the right opportunity can be hard to come by. That’s why we’re focused on revolutionizing learning, using our skills and expertise to help others develop theirs and reach their full potential. Individually, we bring our unique perspective to reimagine the way we share knowledge. Together, we can improve lives by making learning more accessible for our learners, our instructors, and businesses around the world.

Udemy is headquartered in San Francisco with global offices in Australia, India, Ireland, Türkiye, and the US. Learn more on ourcompany page

About you
Udemy is looking for a data scientist to join our new team focused on exploring novel applications of deep learning and foundational models (e.g., GPT-3, OPT-175B, BLOOM) to improve the teaching and learning experience. We are passionate about learning, making an impact, and building with quality. We love taking on new technical challenges. We are interested in building a diverse, collaborative, and fun environment. Come help us improve lives through learning!
About this Role
  • In this role, you will build products that leverage deep learning. You will work as part of a cross-functional agile team that includes data scientists, machine learning engineers, software engineers, designers, and product managers. Success in this role requires a combination of product intuition, data analysis skills, deep learning knowledge, and the coding chops to dive head first into development on production systems.

  • Collaborate with PMs, designers, and engineers to scope and build data products.
  • Perform statistical analysis, feature engineering, model development, and offline evaluation for AI products.
  • Develop key metrics and monitor performance of the products.
  • Design and analyze experiments.
  • Develop production-grade applications and data pipelines to power AI products.
  • Proactively influence product prioritization through data-driven insights.
  • Provide technical mentorship for other team members.
  • Build Udemy’s technical brand through talks, blog posts, and publications.

  • 2+ years of experience building complex data products
  • 3+ years of hands-on industry experience in a data science-oriented role
  • Strong knowledge of statistics, machine learning, and deep learning
  • Ability to communicate effectively with non-technical stakeholders
  • Proficiency with SQL and 1+ programming languages (e.g., Python or Scala)

Preferred, but not required
  • Familiarity with standard software engineering practices and distributed computing
  • Experience using big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark)

We understand that not everyone will match each of the above qualifications. However, we also realize that everyone has unique experiences that can add value to our company. Even if you think your background might not perfectly align, we'd love to hear from you!

Life at Udemy
We aspire to be as vibrant and dynamic as the communities we serve, as inquisitive as those who use our platform, and as revolutionary as the future we strive to open for everyone. Here are some of the things we love about life at Udemy:
  •  We’re invested in creating an inclusive environment that welcomes a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. From creating employee resource groups, ensuring we’re a Fair Pay Workplace, and building a flexible work culture, our belonging, equity, diversity, and inclusion (BEDI) initiatives always put our people first. We want you to be able to bring your authentic self to work because when we all do, we’re better for it. 
  • Learning is what we do – inside and out. Our Learning & Development team is second to none, helping ensure your journey is one of continuous progression. You’ll also have unlimited access to Udemy courses, monthly UDays (meeting-free professional development days), and a generous annual professional development stipend.
  • Our reason to exist is to revolutionize learning – that calls for taking risks and learning from failures. Whether it’s our hackathons (a company-wide effort to envision new possibilities for our product) or sharing our prototypes, we see experimentation as a crucial step on the path to success.
  • We’re committed to creating world-class employee experiences and are proud of the recognition of this by Great Place to Work. Learn more about our certificationhere and find out what it's like to work at Udemy on our blog

Of course, the best thing about being part of Udemy is knowing your work makes a difference for people and organizations around the world. You’ve got the skills; why not use them to help others develop theirs?

At Udemy, we value diversity and inclusion and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition, or disability. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Our Benefits Start With U
Our benefits package at Udemy “starts with U” and is grounded in mission-driven benefits that intentionally align with our core values. Here’s a sneak peek at just a few highlighted benefits if you’re a full-time Udemate based in the United States:
  • Core Benefits: Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D, and disability coverage
  • HSA/FSA/Commuter: Pre-tax savings/spending plans, including HSA employer contributions
  • Transgender Benefits: Expanded medical coverage for gender-affirming care
  • Parental Benefits: Financial assistance for fertility (including egg-freezing), adoption, and surrogacy expenses; twelve weeks of paid family bonding for birth, surrogacy, adoption, and foster placement (plus up to six to ten weeks of paid disability leave for birthing parents) as well as a two-week “ease-back” program that enables parents to return part-time at full pay
  • Whole U: Fully paid memberships for meditation/mindfulness, therapy/coaching visits, financial planning, virtual family care, reproductive health, breastmilk shipping, and caregiving support
  • Learning: Free access to Udemy and Udemy Business plus a yearly stipend to spend on professional development
  • Retirement: Pre-tax and Roth 401(k) plan with an employer contribution
  • Charitable Giving: Corporate charitable match for eligible nonprofits and charities
  • Vacation: Flexible vacation for salaried Udemates and fifteen days per year for hourly
  • Holidays: Twelve paid holidays throughout the year

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The hiring range for this position is $134,000 - $231,000. Actual compensation is based on several factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, qualifications, experience, and specific work location due to differences in the cost of labor. In addition to a base salary, this role is also eligible for benefits and equity.

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