Senior Staff Data Scientist, Insights (Multiple Positions)

San Francisco HQ


As a leading destination for learning and teaching online, Udemy strives to create new possibilities for people and organizations everywhere by connecting them to the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a changing world. Udemy is looking for data scientists with a combination of quantitative skills- and business intuition to find actionable insights that drive key business decisions.

As a Data Scientist at Udemy, you will be partnering with business leaders, product managers, marketers, designers, and engineers to identify, scope, and execute data-driven analyses to drive business impact. You will serve as a subject matter expert, especially while working with other data scientists and act as a data evangelist to create a data-driven culture across the company. Success in this role requires a combination of business intuition, practical data analysis experience, experimentation acumen, and strong communication and collaboration skills.

Here Is What You Will Be Doing:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to inform business decisions
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and thought leader in your domain and help drive the data science roadmap
  • Effectively communicate and present to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Design and analyze randomized controlled experiments and conduct ad hoc analyses
  • Define metrics and build dashboards to track health of your specific domain.
  • Develop robust data pipelines and continuously improve the quality and accessibility of data
  • Proactively influence prioritization through data-driven insights
  • Develop end-to-end modeling solutions
  • Build Udemy‚Äôs technical brand through talks, blog posts, and publications

We Are Excited About You Because You Have:

  • At least 5 years of industry experience 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong business intu
  • ition and judgment
  • Exceptional data storytelling and data visualization ability
  • Broad knowledge of applied statistics, experimental design, and causal inference
  • Expert SQL ability and proficiency with 1+ programming languages (e.g., R or Python)
  • Familiarity with data pipeline building (e.g. in Hive, Spark) and workflow tools (e.g. Airflow)
  • Ability to work autonomously, relentlessly prioritize, and collaborate with team members across time zones

We Are More Excited About You Because You Have:

  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience with machine learning and causal inference
  • Familiarity with standard software engineering practices (e.g., Scrum)
  • Experience with business intelligence tools (e.g. Looker, Chartio, or Tableau)


Minimum Salary Expectations: $134,000 


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