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Engineering Manager

Udemy

Udemy

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Engineering Manager

San Francisco, CA

About Us

At Udemy, we’re on a mission to improve lives through the power of learning. We’re a leading global learning company and one of the world’s largest education platforms, with more than 67 million learners. Our goal is to provide flexible, effective skill development to empower organizations and individuals.

Talented people are everywhere, and the right opportunity 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 making learning more accessible for our learners, our instructors, and businesses around the world.

About us:

This hybrid position requires two days per week at our San Francisco office.

About you:

You’re an analytical problem-solver ready to put your skills toward purposeful work that has a global impact. You want to lead the way in innovation, exploring the latest technologies and finding new solutions. You thrive in a collaborative environment and are eager to work with and learn alongside the best in Product, Design, and Engineering.

About this role:

Udemy is searching for an Engineering Manager that embodies our core values: authenticity, a drive for continuous learning, being results-oriented, lean into experimentation, and embodying the spirit of being individually humble, yet collectively proud. We expect you to possess extensive knowledge relevant to your domain (i.e., software architecture, project management) and an impressive resolve to stay updated with industry trends and advancements.

You should be proficient in problem solving, software engineering best practices, technical design, project management with Jira, eventing, experimentation, and observability with a working knowledge of microservices, React, Typescript, Kotlin, Python, Kafka, SQL, Django, protobuf, and grpc and demonstrate your ability to manage complex engineering projects with diverse teams by driving results, analytical problem solving, decision making, and active listening.

What you'll be doing:

  • Working with your engineering team along with your cross-functional partners in product , design, data analytics, product management, learning science, and psychometric analysis to deliver features, manage execution, and identify areas for development.
  • Using skills like driving results, analytical problem solving, decision making, and active listening to effectively lead engineering teams.
  • Demonstrated use of problem solving, software engineering best practices, technical design, project management with Jira, eventing, experimentation, and observability, bringing a depth of knowledge and experience to deliver high quality results.
  • Applying microservices, React, Typescript, Kotlin, Python, Kafka, SQL, Django, protobuf, and grpc to ensure projects are delivered with quality and on time.
  • Growing your team, their careers, and tracking their performance through 1-on-1s and annual reviews.
  • Working with senior management to strategize resource allocation.
  • Incorporate feedback from your team and managers to continuously improve your team’s execution and ability to achieve your team’s goals.

What you’ll have:

  • A desire to always be learning.
  • Interest in the science behind skill assessment, skill acquisition, and general learning.
  • Technical competence in React, Typescript, Kotlin, and Python.
  • Working knowledge of GraphQL, Kafka, MySQL, protobuf, eventing, and observability.

We understand that not everyone will match each of the above qualifications. However, we also realize that everyone has unique experiences that can add value to our company. Even if you think your background might not perfectly align, we'd love to hear from you!

Life at Udemy:

We aspire to be as vibrant and dynamic as the communities we serve, as inquisitive as those who use our platform, and as revolutionary as the future we strive to open for everyone. Here are some of the things we love about life at Udemy:

  • We’re invested in creating an inclusive environment that welcomes a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. From creating employee resource groups, ensuring we’re a Fair Pay Workplace, and building a flexible work culture, our belonging, equity, diversity, and inclusion (BEDI) initiatives always put our people first. We want you to be able to bring your authentic self to work because when we all do, we’re better for it.

  • Learning is what we do – inside and out. Our Learning & Development team is second to none, helping ensure your journey is one of continuous progression. You’ll also have unlimited access to Udemy courses, monthly UDays (meeting-free professional development days), and a generous annual professional development stipend.

  • Our reason to exist is to revolutionize learning – that calls for taking risks and learning from failures. Whether it’s our hackathons (a company-wide effort to envision new possibilities for our product) or sharing our prototypes, we see experimentation as a crucial step on the path to success.

  • We’re committed to creating world-class employee experiences and are proud of the recognition of this by Great Place to Work.

Of course, the best thing about being part of Udemy is knowing your work makes a difference for people and organizations around the world. You’ve got the skills; why not use them to help others develop theirs?

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.

Our Benefits Start With U

Our benefits package at Udemy “starts with U” and is grounded in mission-driven benefits that intentionally align with our core values. Here’s a sneak peek at just a few highlighted benefits if you’re a full-time Udemate based in the United States:

  • Core Benefits: Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D, and disability coverage

  • HSA/FSA/Commuter: Pre-tax savings/spending plans, including HSA employer contributions

  • Transgender Benefits: Expanded medical coverage for gender-affirming care

  • Parental Benefits: Financial assistance for fertility (including egg-freezing), adoption, and surrogacy expenses; twelve weeks of paid family bonding for birth, surrogacy, adoption, and foster placement (plus up to six to ten weeks of paid disability leave for birthing parents) as well as a two-week “ease-back” program that enables parents to return part-time at full pay

  • Whole U: Fully paid memberships for meditation/mindfulness, therapy/coaching visits, financial planning, fertility and family building, maternity and newborn care, parenting and pediatrics, menopause care, breastmilk shipping, and caregiving support

  • Learning: Free access to Udemy and Udemy Business plus a yearly stipend to spend on professional development

  • Retirement: Pre-tax and Roth 401(k) plan with an employer contribution

  • Charitable Giving: Corporate charitable match for eligible nonprofits and charities

  • Vacation: Flexible vacation for salaried Udemates and fifteen days per year for hourly

  • Holidays: Twelve paid holidays throughout the year

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

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At Udemy, we strive to be transparent around compensation. Actual compensation for this role is based on several factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, qualifications, experience, and specific work location due to differences in the cost of labor. In addition to a base salary, this role is also eligible for benefits and equity.
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