Senior Data Scientist - Data Products
Udemy San Francisco, CA, USA Competitive Long term Senior
About Udemy

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.

Job Description


From building the world’s most comprehensive knowledge graph to enabling content discovery across Udemy’s catalog of over 65,000 courses, data scientists at Udemy develop the algorithms and models that drive Udemy’s two-sided marketplace by combining software engineering best practices with rigorous quantitative approaches.


As a senior data scientist in data products at Udemy, you’ll be partnering with product managers, designers, and engineers to build algorithmic and model-driven solutions to power data products that affect the user experience. Success in this role requires a combination of product intuition, data analysis skills, machine learning knowledge, and the coding chops to dive head first into development on production systems.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

  • Collaborating with product managers, designers, and engineers to scope and build data products
  • Performing statistical analysis, key metrics, and feature engineering for data products
  • Developing production-grade data pipelines to power ML-based data products
  • Designing and analyze experiments and monitor performance of data products
  • Proactively influencing product prioritization through data-driven insights
  • Providing technical mentorship for other team members
  • Building Udemy’s technical brand through talks, blog posts, and publications


We’re excited about you because you have:

  • 3+ years of experience building complex data products
  • 5+ years of hands-on industry experience in a data science-oriented role
  • Ability to communicate effectively with non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge of statistics, machine learning, and natural language processing
  • Proficiency with SQL and 1+ programming languages (e.g., Python or Scala)
  • Familiarity with standard software engineering practices and distributed computing
  • Experience using big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark)

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