Principal Software Engineer - Enterprise Experience

Dublin, Ireland

What’s the opportunity?

Udemy Business helps global companies stay competitive in the digital transformation of the workplace by offering fresh, personalized, and on-demand learning content. Our business offering leverages the marketplace catalogue of over 130,000 courses serving upward of 40M students. We are looking for a full-stack engineer to help us build out and scale up the best workplace learning experience in the industry.

As a Principal Engineer on the Enterprise Portfolio you will be working with multiple teams such as Account Management, License Management and Ecosystems as a technical lead to design, implement and maintain scalable solutions in areas such as license, user data and group management, GDPR, access management including SSO/SCIM and log-in/sign-up flows. These features are core to our Udemy Business offering and our goal is to achieve Enterprise Grade level of quality: a seamless experience at scale.

You will be innovating by introducing new technologies and managing their adoption and also setting standards and best practices for excellence in engineering. You will regularly mentor your fellow engineers because that is the best way to help the organization grow with higher quality.

How we work

Our teams have a high degree of autonomy to select the projects they work on. The teams collectively decide on key themes. Independent pods (teams) have the flexibility to make their own decisions and work autonomously. At the end of each month, teams present their complete or in-progress work to the wider portfolio.

While engineers collaborate closely with Product and Design, they also put forward and drive their own initiatives that align with their team’s long-term strategy and many times even Udemy on the whole.  For a peek into what the rest of our engineering team at Udemy has been working on, read our engineering blog -

Where we work

Over the last two years, we have let teams and individuals adapt and figure out how they can be most effective in a remote-first world. As offices in Dublin reopen, we have adopted a hybrid model where those needing the office are welcome to do so and teams are encouraged to align on what works best for them.

What’s expected of me?

Our team members have a wide variety of backgrounds and we strongly believe that diversity, open-mindedness, and good communication yield the best results. We work collaboratively and cross-functionally, taking ownership of doing the right things and getting them done. We are looking for someone to join the team who has demonstrable experience in some of the areas listed below and a desire to learn and master anything else that comes their way - we are a learning company after all!

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a technical lead for various projects as needed including setting technical direction
  • Support your teams to deliver extraordinary output
  • Identify, evaluate and introduce new technologies that improve performance, scalability and robustness of our system architecture
  • Devise solutions to performance and scalability challenges as our customer data set continues to grow
  • Design, specify and implement new features and services
  • Participate in code reviews making sure that our code is well designed, tested, robust, secure, performant and readable
  • Own the architectural vision for multiple product areas
  • Own the quality of our code and engineering excellence including ruthless focus on clean code
  • Initiate, lead and execute large-scale refactorings and improvements to our code and architecture 
  • Mentor junior and senior engineers
  • Nurture good working relationships with other engineering teams and non-engineering functions within Udemy
  • Work closely with product, design and other team partners to ensure our products effectively solve customer problems and meet business objectives

Core competencies that will help you succeed in this role

  • Strong object-oriented programming skills and expert level software development skills in at least one programming language (ideally Python/Kotlin)
  • Experience with web application development frameworks such as, but not limited to, Spring Boot and Django
  • Experience with designing scalable systems with an emphasis on microservices and event-driven architecture (preferably Kafka)
  • Experience migrating monoliths to microservices
  • Experience designing scalable, secure and performant APIs (REST/GraphQL/gRPC)
  • Strong experience and deep understanding of databases, both relational and noSQL

Nice to have

  • Working on service-oriented, event-driven architecture
  • Previous experience with SAML/SCIM and modern auth standards such as OAuth
  • Expertise in front-end development technologies and frameworks
  • Experience with B2B SaaS applications and two-sided marketplaces
We understand that not everyone will match the above qualifications 100%. If your background isn’t perfectly aligned but you feel you would be a great addition to the team, we’d love to hear from you.

About Udemy 

At Udemy, we’re all about improving lives through the power of learning. We are a leading global learning company and one of the world’s largest education platforms with more than 54 million learners. Our goal is to provide flexible, effective skill development to empower organizations and individuals. Talented people are everywhere, but opportunities 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 empowering our learners, our instructors, and businesses around the world.

We are proud to be recognized for our world-class employee experience. Learn more about our Great Place to Work certification here and find out what it's like to work at Udemy on our blog.

Udemy is headquartered in San Francisco with global offices in the US, Turkey, Ireland, Australia, India, and Brazil. Learn more on our company page.

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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.


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