Senior Software Engineer, Front-End Tech at Udemy (Remote)

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About the Role
As a Senior Staff Software Engineer for the Web Front-End Tech team, you will work closely with engineering, product manager, and design to develop world-class web experiences for learners on our platform. You will be helping them find the right course and engage directly with course content. We're looking for applicants that are curious about the possibility of technology, put an emphasis on delivering quality solutions and match our cultural values . You will put an emphasis on pragmatic solutions and customer experience. You'll probably have a couple of years working in the industry, but we care less about how long you've been working and more about what you've been doing. We'd love to hear about what you've worked on, how it was built, and why it was a success.
Here is what you will be doing:
  • Developing, testing, documenting, and releasing end-to-end features for Udemy's web application that supports over 50+ million students worldwide and 183,000+ courses
  • Work closely with engineering, product and design to create the best possible experiences for customers using the Udemy website (desktop and mobile)
  • Provide peer review and quality assurance support to other engineers and receive the same feedback on all code output. Maintain and advocate best practices for Frontend development through code review.
  • Grow and be mentored in engineering techniques, processes, and new technologies
  • Learn new technologies, frameworks, and systems and share your knowledge with the web team
  • Write code that meets our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment.
  • Help identify areas of improvements in the code base for your team and others and help contribute to make it better
  • Consistently ship small features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects.
  • Planning, organizing, and getting work done in 2-week sprints
  • Embrace our culture of collaboration, transparent, inclusive, respectful, feedback with open and direct communication.
  • Represent Udemy and its values in public communication around broader initiatives, specific projects, and community contributions.

We're Excited About You Because You Have:
  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • A solid understanding in core web and browser concepts (eg. how the browser parses and constructs a web page)
  • A solid understanding of semantic HTML, CSS, and core JavaScript concepts (We love Typescript!)
  • Professional experience with ReactJS or another modern JavaScript web framework
  • Experience with writing automated tests (eg. Jest, Karma, Jasmine, Mocha, AVA, tape,
  • React testing library) Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions
  • Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems
  • Positive and solution-oriented mindset
  • An inclination towards communication, inclusion, and visibility
  • A desire to grow your expertise in modern web development

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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An Insider's view of Udemy

What are some social events your company does?

Udemy Denver office really values creating an amazing social culture. Last year we attended Rockies games, went go-karting, comedy night, volunteer activities, bar cart, corn maze and more! This year our Culture Crew is planning more outdoorsy events, sporting events, trivia nights, and of course more bar carts!

Katie Keith

Account Development Representative

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

One of my favorite things about working here is how open people are to collaborating since every individual wants to see Udemy continue to grow! Our departments work endlessly to provide new information we share with the public. Without the ability to spend a quarter of my day speaking with different teams, I would not be successful in my role!

Christine Mavraganis

Mid Market Account Executive

How does the company support your career growth?

The high-growth nature of the business, especially in the new Denver office, has created great opportunities to work with different cross-functional teams. Not only is there a great opportunity to learn about different sides of the business, there's also a great deal of visibility into the impact you make. Great spot for professional growth!

Jim Doyle

Recruiter

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We ask team members to spend at least 10% of their time on a project of their choosing, that could help achieve Udemy's OKRs. This is an opportunity for them to do something that will feed into their interests while making an even bigger impact on our company. One partners with The Last Mile, helping incarcerated individuals reenter the workplace.

Han Hong

Senior Manager, Customer Success

How does the company support your career growth?

I started as an ADR here in Denver. Though I pivoted to sales before the pandemic, I was able to pursue my passion of facilities, project management, and people within the Workplace team, based on my previous experience within Brewery Facilities. Udemy embodies the term retention – they want great talent, and keep top talent by hiring within!

Mika Jensen

Senior Workplace Associate

What are Udemy Perks + Benefits

Udemy Benefits Overview

Through a partnership with Alliant Employee Benefits, Udemy offers a competitive benefits package. A selection of comprehensive medical plans are available as well as family building services, dental, vision coverage, a competitive 401k, commuter benefits, life & disability insurance as well as parental leave and vacation days.

Udemy also recognizes the importance of mental health among the workforce and partners with Modern Health to ensure support is available as required.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Udemy employees volunteer at A Precious Child, Spark, Tusla, LÖSEV, and more.
Partners with Nonprofits
Udemy's partnerships include The Last Mile, Upwardly Global, AnnieCannons, SV Academy, and Sentinels of Freedom.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (BEDI) Council with members from various parts of our organization (Marketing, People, Engineering) and geographic regions (Turkey, India, Ireland, Mexico.)
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Employees learn what unconscious bias is, how unconscious bias harms people and companies, and how to identify your own unconscious biases.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Udemy currently has 10 employee resource groups. Our groups focus on different races, genders, the LGBTQIA+ community, neurodiversity and mental health, parents, and more.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Our balanced hiring strategies focus on strategic partnerships, events, and resources to broaden our reach and create equitable and inclusive recruiting practices.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can contribute up to $2,850 annually to their healthcare FSA and up to the $5,000 annual household limit for dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Short-term disability covers 66.67% of your regular pay, capped at $2,500 per week for up to 26 weeks. Long-term disability covers 66.67% of your regular pay, capped at $20,000 per month.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $2,000 of expenses per year with an option to buy up to a plan covering $3,000.
Vision Benefits
In-network eye exams on our vision plan have a $10 copay with a $180 annual limit for contact lenses and frames.
Health Insurance Benefits
We have PPO, HDHP, and HMO options available.
Life Insurance
Udemy provides Basic Life and AD&D benefits at no cost to employees. AD&D pays 2x your annual salary, capped at $500,000. Employees can purchase additional life and AD&D insurance.
Pet Insurance
PlanPet offers employees a 10% discount on pet insurance plans.
Wellness Programs
As a part of our Whole U program, Udemy is proud to offer Modern Health to provide Udemates across the globe with comprehensive mental health support.
Mental Health Benefits
Benefits include and coaching through Modern Health, meditation and mindfulness through Headspace, and Employee Assistance Programs for mental health support, resources, and more.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
We offer an annual match of 25% of your contribution, up to the first 6% of your salary (capped at $500 annually). Any match vests 50% after one year of employment and 100% after two years.
Company Equity
Udemy offers restricted stock units. New hires will vest 25% of their RSUs on the first anniversary of the grant date, then in equal quarterly installments for an additional 3 years.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Eligible employees can purchase company shares at a 15% discount and are capped at an annual maximum of $21,250 USD.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Udemy matches dollar for dollar (up to $100), per full-time employee per year, to eligible nonprofits and charities that carry a 501(c)(3) tax status (or equivalent internationally).
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
We offer a care concierge through Wellthy and parenting support through Maven. Our Flexible Spending Accounts can also cover daycare expenses for children and mentally/physically disabled dependents.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for birth mothers. We also provide 8 weeks of leave for fathers and adoptive parents.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Full-time hourly employee accrue 5 hours per pay period (15 days per year). Salaried employees have non-accrued and flexible Discretionary Time Off.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer commuter benefits through Twic, allowing employees to set aside pre-tax dollars from their paychecks to use on eligible parking and/or transit expenses (up to $280 per month pre-tax each).
Company Outings
Our Workplace team and Culture Club set up on-site and off-site events, such as monthly happy hours, annual summer picnics and holiday parties, tickets to a local baseball game, and more.
Free Daily Meals
Employees in the office get free lunch twice a week.
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks and beverages are available at all times in our office kitchens.
Some Meals Provided
Lunches are served every week on Wednesday and Thursday in our Denver and San Francisco offices.
Happy Hours
Udemy hosts monthly happy hours at their offices.
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Upon hire, a one-time $500 work-from-home reimbursement is available to employees who do not have access to a desk in one of our offices. They are also eligible to submit a monthly $35 WFH expense.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Udemy offers free access to the entire Udemy and Udemy Business course libraries. We also offer an internal mentorship program, career development programs, DEI learning paths, and more.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Learning Walks combine photography, Udemy mobile, and inspiration to encourage employees to get away from their desks to learn. Guest Voices bring perspectives outside of Udemy to inspire and teach.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
MentorU connects people who want to learn from more experience employees across the organization so both mentor and mentees develop a deeper understanding of how to be successful at Udemy.
Continuing Education stipend
We offer up to $1,500 annually for external learning opportunities after six months of employment.
Time allotted for learning
Our UDays allow employees to dedicate one work day per month for personal and professional learning. Udemy DEAL hour encourages everyone to spend one hour each month for learning.
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Udemy has a robust culture of continuous learning and a commitment to democratizing education for all. We not only promote professional growth and development, but create the space and provide the resources so our employees can actively learn and develop their skills.

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