Business Intelligence Engineer

Udemy, San Francisco, California

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The Business Intelligence (BI) team is responsible for ensuring proper data governance at Udemy. As a business intelligence engineer, you will work on projects that enhance the availability and usability of high quality data throughout the company. Through data modeling, performance tuning, standardization, and documentation, you will enable internal stakeholders to work more efficiently and effectively with data. And through self-serve analytics and training, you’ll play a central role in driving a strong data culture at Udemy.

This role isn’t about solving a well-defined set of tasks (e.g., report building). Rather, we’re looking for sharp, independent individuals with a talent for structuring solutions to broad, ambiguous questions related to how we organize our data, and who share our passion for improving lives through learning!


  • Become the expert on all aspects of Udemy's data reporting and analytics infrastructure
  • Work closely with other data engineers to enhance infrastructure, improve reliability, and strengthen database performance
  • Develop and maintain data definitions for internally available data sources
  • Collaborate with analysts, product managers, marketers and other data-driven internal stakeholders to identify opportunities for better data access and usage
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the data warehouse ecosystem
  • Assist with training of business stakeholders on self-service tools that can be used to effectively obtain data


  • 3+ years of experience working in business intelligence, engineering, data infrastructure, or equivalent
  • Excellent SQL skills with experience building tables in a production environment
  • Self-driven, highly motivated and able to learn quickly
  • Knowledge in ETL performance tuning / query optimization
  • Experience with data processing frameworks and tools, such as Redshift, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Kafka, etc
  • Strong communication skills to partner with and understand the needs of every data-consuming team in the company

Preferred, but not Required:

  • Strong knowledge of object-oriented design, data structures, and algorithms
  • Fluent in Python, Java, or Scala
  • Experience implementing a BI tool like Looker or Periscope 

  • #LI-RA1

We believe anyone can build the life they imagine through online learning. Today, more than 50 million students around the world are advancing their careers and passions by exploring and mastering new skills on Udemy, and expert instructors are able to share their knowledge with the world. Through our global marketplace and our solutions for businesses and governments, we connect people everywhere with the skills they need for success in work and life. We’re a close-knit bunch that enjoys problem-solving and collaboration, and we share a serious belief in the power of learning and teaching to change lives. Udemy’s culture encourages innovation, creativity, passion, and teamwork. We also celebrate our milestones and support each other every day.

Founded in 2010, Udemy is privately owned and headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood with offices in Denver (Colorado), Dublin (Ireland), Ankara (Turkey), Gurugram (India), and São Paulo (Brazil).


About Udemy

Enriching lives Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from an extensive library of over 55,000 courses taught by expert instructors.

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