Director of Engineering, Demand & User Acquisition

    • Mountain View, CA
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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