Senior Data Scientist, Algorithms (Marketing Personalization)

San Francisco, CA

About the Role

Udemy is looking for an experienced data scientist to join our Marketing Personalization Algorithms team. The team is focused on using machine learning approaches to drive a highly personalized user experience on Udemy, such as tailoring the content, channel, time, and frequency of each communication or offering personalized promotions for each learner to drive retention and engagement. We have a cross-functional agile team of data scientists, machine learning engineers, software engineers, and product managers to build these complex personalization products. The team is responsible for both data science solutions and their implementation at scale.
 
As an experienced data scientist in this cross-functional team, you will be expected to lead the data science part of our marketing personalization efforts. You will partner with product managers, marketing experts, data scientists, and engineers to build algorithmic and model-driven solutions at scale to provide a better marketing experience. Success in this role requires a combination of domain knowledge, product intuition, strong machine learning knowledge including hands-on experience in multiple methods, data analysis and leadership skills.
 
We are passionate about moving fast, learning, making an impact, and quality. We are willing to take on new technical challenges. We are interested in building a diverse, collaborative, and fun environment. Come help us improve lives through learning!

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

  • Collaborate with product managers, marketing experts, data scientists, and engineers to scope and build data products with a focus on personalization.
  • Perform statistical analysis, feature engineering, and model development for ML-based data products.
  • Develop production-grade applications at scale
  • Design and analyze experiments to measure the performance of data products in offline and online settings. 
  • Proactively influence product prioritization through data-driven insights
  • Lead complex cross-organizational initiatives
  • Maintain high-quality standards, effective team processes, and best practices.
  • Provide technical mentorship for other team members
  • Build Udemy’s technical brand through talks, blog posts, and publications

We’re excited about you because you have:

  • 5+ years of hands-on data science experience building complex data products
  • Strong knowledge of statistics, machine learning, and reinforcement learning
  • Proficiency with SQL and 1+ programming languages (e.g., Python)
  • Experience with the design and development of large-scale machine learning applications
  • Ability to communicate effectively with non-technical stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-driven, highly motivated, and able to learn quickly

Great if you have but not required:

  • Experience using big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark)
  • Familiarity with software development practices
Minimum Salary Expectations:  122,000
 

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.

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

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. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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: 11 paid holidays throughout the year
 
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