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Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

About Us

"Udacity is on a mission of forging futures in tech through radical talent transformation in digital technologies. We offer a unique and immersive online learning platform, powering corporate technical training in fields such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Autonomous Systems, Cloud Computing and more. Our rapidly growing global organization is revolutionizing how the enterprise market bridges the talent shortage and skills gaps during their digital transformation journey.

The Udacity Content engineering team is looking for Backend Software Engineers to build products to support the content creation process at Udacity. We develop the internal tools that
enable our content creators to rapidly develop high quality content and focus on giving them the best experience possible.

As a Backend Engineer focusing on internal tools, you will play a critical role in developing and maintaining the systems that support our content creation and management processes. You will work closely with our content, product, and engineering teams to design, build, and enhance tools that streamline workflows, improve efficiency, and ensure the highest quality of our educational materials.

● Develop, test, and maintain scalable backend services and APIs for internal tools.
● Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather requirements and design solutions that meet the needs of content creators and maintainers.
● Optimize and enhance existing systems to improve performance and reliability.
● Implement and enforce best practices for code quality, testing, and deployment.
● Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to internal tools.
● Participate in code reviews and contribute to a culture of continuous improvement.

What We Value:
● 3-5 years of professional software engineering experience working hands-on in a product-oriented software engineering role, in live production code.
● Strong background in building scalable and low latency systems.
● Demonstrated expertise in designing, building, delivering, and maintaining production quality reliable and performant microservices.
● We’re not as interested in experience with specific languages or frameworks, as we are in your engineering skill and demonstrated ability to ship, but you’d primarily be working with React, Node, Graphql, GoLang, Postgresql, Python, and the latest web protocols and security concerns.
● Nice-to-haves: experience with Docker, Kubernetes, and GCP.
● Ability to thrive in a fast-moving environment.
● Passionate about your users’ experience and you feel, as we do, that online education can improve lives worldwide.

Location: While this is a remote role, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States of America on a full-time basis.

Compensation: The maximum base pay for this position is $149,350, depending on experience and location. This role is also eligible for a discretionary bonus, participation in Udacity’s equity plan and generous benefits.


Experience a rewarding work environment with Udacity's perks and benefits!

  • At Udacity, we offer you the flexibility of working from home. We also have in-person collaboration spaces in Mountain View, Cairo, Dubai and Noida and continue to build opportunities for team members to connect in person
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid time off
  • Comprehensive medical insurance coverage for you and your dependents
  • Employee wellness resources and initiatives (access to wellness platforms like Headspace, Modern Health )
  • Quarterly wellness day off
  • Personalized career development
  • Unlimited access to Udacity Nanodegrees

What We Do

Forging futures in tech is our vision. Udacity is where lifelong learners come to learn the skills they need, to land the jobs they want, and to build the lives they deserve.

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We believe that historically, many processes disproportionately hurt the most marginalized communities in society- including people of color, working-class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ people. Centering these communities at our core is pivotal for any successful organization and a value we uphold steadfastly. Therefore, Udacity strongly encourages applications from all communities and backgrounds.

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