Senior Staff Data Scientist, Inference (Multiple Positions)

San Francisco HQ

Data Scientist in our Inference track draw on a combination of complex experiments, causal inference methods, and business intuition to find actionable insights that drive key business decisions at Udemy, answering questions such as: what makes a course great? are ratings a reliable signal of course quality in a two-sided marketplace? how should courses be priced to reflect their value? what are the drivers of long-term customer satisfaction? what makes a healthy marketplace and how do we measure it?

As a Data Scientist in our Inference track you will be partnering with business leaders, product managers, marketers, designers, and engineers to identify, scope, and execute on data-driven analyses requiring causal inference to inform business decisions. Success in this role requires a combination of business intuition, broad knowledge and expertise of causal inference methods, practical data analysis experience, and strong communication and collaboration skills.

Note: Inference is one of three data scientist tracks at Udemy (Insights, Inference, and Algorithms). Please refer to those job descriptions for additional context and only apply to one of the three roles.


  • Collaborate with stakeholders to inform business direction
  • Perform data analyses that may require causal inference to surface business insights
  • Proactively influence prioritization through data-driven insights
  • Provide technical mentorship to others
  • Design and analyze complex experiments beyond those of a standard A/B test
  • Assist other Data Scientists and perform ad hoc analyses when necessary
  • Build Udemy‚Äôs technical brand through talks, blog posts, and publications


  • 5+ years of relevant hands-on industry experience in causal inference/econometrics, decision science, and/or experimental design
  • Ability to communicate effectively with non-technical stakeholders
  • Extensive knowledge of applied statistics, experimental design, and causal inference/econometrics
  • Strong business intuition and judgment
  • Strong data storytelling and data visualization ability
  • Proficiency with SQL and 1+ programming languages (e.g., R or Python)



Minimum Salary Expectations: $134,000 


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