Senior Data Scientist - Insights Udemy Business

San Francisco, CA

About the Role

In the Data organization at Udemy, we’re passionate about transforming the future of education using data! We’re looking for fun, collaborative, self-motivated data scientists with an insatiable sense of curiosity and a knack for asking the right questions. The ideal candidate is an analytically creative thinker who is unafraid of ambiguity, has a track record of tackling difficult technical challenges, and has a pragmatic and relentless focus on driving meaningful business impact. We believe in building diverse teams, collaborative teams in which each person brings unique skills, knowledge, and experience to the table. If this opportunity sounds exciting to you, then read on!

At Udemy, data scientists generally belong to one of three career tracks:

  • Insights: Focused on analytics, data visualization, A/B testing, and stakeholder partnership.
  • Inference: Focused on causal or statistical inference for interpretation of data.
  • Algorithms: Focused on machine learning and building production data products.

Specifically, Udemy Business is a SaaS offering that provides employees of companies with access to a specially curated collection of business-relevant and technical courses delivered through the Udemy platform. In this role, you will collaborate with product managers, marketers, designers, and engineers to guide product decision-making through a combination of metrics and reporting, data analysis, data visualization, and experimentation design. 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.

Relevant questions

  • What are the right metrics for measuring the employee learning experience for Udemy’s enterprise product?
  • What dashboards and tools can Udemy build to provide actionable insights for enterprise clients?
  • How should we measure the impact of new feature launches for the enterprise product?
  • How can the Udemy Business product drive outcomes for business clients?

Responsibilities

  • Influence prioritization and key business decisions through data-driven insights
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and help drive the data science roadmap in your business or product domain
  • Define metrics and build operational dashboards to track business and product health
  • Design and analyze randomized controlled experiments
  • Develop robust data pipelines and continuously improve the quality and accessibility of data
  • Build Udemy’s technical brand through talks, blog posts, and publications
  • Provide mentorship for junior team members
  • Take responsibility for leading major team initiatives

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of relevant hands-on experience in product or business analytics roles
  • Demonstrated track record leading major team projects in prior roles
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong business intuition and judgment
  • Exceptional data storytelling and data visualization ability
  • Broad knowledge of applied statistics and experimental design
  • Expert SQL ability and proficiency with 1+ programming languages (e.g., R or Python)
  • Experience building automated big data pipelines using tools like Spark, Airflow, and dbt.
  • Ability and willingness to work autonomously, relentlessly prioritize, and collaborate with team members across time zones

Locations

  • Boston, MA (preferred)
  • Remote (East Coast), US
  • Dublin, Ireland

 

About Udemy

Udemy is the world’s largest education platform with more than 30 million monthly visitors.  Through our Consumer and Enterprise businesses, Udemy creates new possibilities for people and organizations everywhere by connecting them to the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a changing world. The Udemy consumer marketplace offers thousands of up-to-date courses in dozens of languages and provides the tools learners and instructors need to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. For companies, Udemy Business (UB) offers an employee training and development platform with subscription access to thousands of courses, learning analytics, as well as the ability to host and distribute their own content. Our enterprise platform is among the fastest growing SaaS businesses in the world.  UB has more than 10,000 customers and serves the majority of the Fortune 100. 

We are proud to be recognized for our world class employee experience:

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Udemy is headquartered in San Francisco with hubs in Ankara, Turkey; Austin, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; Mountain View, California; Denver, Colorado; Dublin, Ireland; Melbourne, Australia; New Delhi, India; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Information regarding data privacy is available within the Udemy Careers Privacy Notice.

Udemy Benefits:

  • Eligibility: Regular, full-time employees are eligible for Udemy’s benefit programs.
  • Health Plans: Medical, dental, and vision coverage (100% coverage for employee-only).
  • HSA/FSA/Commuter: Pre-tax savings/spending plans available; generous HSA employer contributions for those enrolled in the HDHP medical plan.
  • Life/Disability: Employer-paid life insurance (supplemental available), in addition to short-term and long-term disability.
  • Retirement: Access to 401(k) with annual employer contribution.
  • Wellbeing: Corporate memberships for meditation and mindfulness, therapy and coaching, financial planning, primary care, tele-health, health advocacy, parent/newborn support, and employee discounts.
  • Education: Free access to the entire course library on the Udemy and Udemy for Business platforms; annual stipend for external learning beginning at six months of employment.
  • Charitable Matching Program: Employer match of monetary contributions to eligible nonprofits and charities that carry a 501(c)(3) tax status.
  • Vacation: 15 days per year of Paid Time Off for hourly; flexible Discretionary Time Off for salaried.
  • Parental Leave: 8 weeks of leave at 100% pay for parents who take time off from work following the date of birth, adoption, or foster placement beginning at six months of employment; this amount is in addition to pregnancy-disability benefits at 100% pay, if applicable.
  • Holidays: 10 paid holidays throughout the year
 

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