Udacity's mission is to train the world’s workforce in the careers of the future. We partner with leading companies to learn how technology is transforming industries, then teach the critical tech skills that individuals need for new and better jobs, and companies are looking for in their workforce. With Nanodegree programs ranging from AI and Azure to Data Science, Robotic Process Automation, and Cybersecurity, our online training platform helps even the busiest learners prepare themselves for the most in-demand tech roles. Udacity's unique learning model of real-world projects and experts and mentors available 24/7 enables an unprecedented degree of engagement with our students, and we are with them through every step of their learning journey—from the first moment a marketing team member might answer a question on Facebook, to the penultimate moment when a career team member receives word that a graduate has gotten a new job. Always putting Students First guides us as we continue our mission to bring the highest quality learning possible, to as many learners as we can possibly reach.
Udacity’s mission is to power careers through tech education. We are an immersive online learning platform offering practitioner level education in fields such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Autonomous Driving Systems, Cloud Computing and more. Udacity is also helping the enterprise market bridge the talent shortage and skills gaps during their digital transformation journey.
We are backed by some of the best-known investors - Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures, Bertelsmann and Drive Capital to name a few. If you are inspired to be a part of something amazing…. Read on.
As a senior backend engineer on the Student Experience engineering team, you'll be working on a small, fast-moving product team to prototype, test and deploy a new classroom experience with dynamic search, 24/7 expert mentor support, and AI help, and scale it for millions of students and some of the top companies in the world.
You will report to a director of product and engineering and work directly with our lead designers, user researchers, and engineering leaders to help shape the product and its architecture.
Our backend stack is Node and Go with Elasticsearch in a microservices architecture, paired with a React+Redux frontend. We have a strong platform engineering team that supports the developer experience and incident response.
- Explore new feature development and help scale both our back-end and front-end
- Compose high performance code designed to scale
- Contribute ideas, software design, implementation, code reviews and deployments
- Develop and maintain comprehensive monitoring, alerting, and incident response protocols for your products and services to reach our service level guarantees
What We Value:
- Proven track record as a lead engineer.
- Mission driven - we are an education company.
- Passion for building new user experiences.
- Excellent communication skill.
- 5+ years of software engineering experience.
- Production experience with Go, Node and GraphQL is preferred.
- Prior experience with search or AI product development is a bonus.
Udacity is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We believe that the unique contributions of all Udacians is the driver of our success. To ensure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Consider applying if your experience is close to what we described above. We look for people with exceptional potential, as we know highest performing teams include people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
Udacity is committed to creating economic empowerment and a more diverse and equitable world. We have partnered with AT&T, Google, Lyft, Microsoft, Accenture and more to provide over 22,000 scholarships this year to those from communities under-represented in tech.