Senior Machine Learning Platform Engineer

Udemy, Istanbul, Turkey

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Duration: Full-Time

We are looking for a Sr. Machine Learning Platform Engineer to contribute to the efforts to build the next  generation machine learning (ML) platform at Udemy. The current platform is composed of batch (e.g., feature and machine learning pipelines), streaming (i.e., feature computation in real-time), and online (i.e., microservices to serve previously computed results, execution of ML models in real-time) components. And this platform is actively used by multiple teams to empower different parts of the product and various internal operations. 

In this role, you will design, build, and operate scalable systems, platforms, and tools to enable the development and productionization of ML models. You will work in a wide technical stack, including both data-related technologies and ML platforms, in coordination with a large cross-functional team of data scientists, ML engineers, and software developers. Success in this role will require a combination of technical excellence, a product-minded approach for the platform’s development, and data-informed decision-making skills for operating the platform. 


  • Partner with the teams that build ML products as well as other platform teams to define Udemy’s next generation ML platform. 
  • Hands-on contribution to the development of the platform and related tools.
  • Operate a robust, scalable, and highly available platform with SLO/SLAs.
  • Advocate for technical quality, effective team processes, and engineering best practices.
  • Provide hands-on technical guidance and mentorship for team members.


  • 5+ years of full-time experience in ML engineering,  data engineering, or similar fields
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and object-oriented design 
  • Proficiency with Python
  • Knowledge of ML lifecycle and MLOps
  • Knowledge of ML concepts and experience with libraries like scikit-learn and Spark MLlib
  • Experience with processing high volumes of data in a distributed, scalable, and/or containerized environment
  • Understanding of SDLC methodologies and CI/CD pipelines
  • Good understanding of databases and data/object storage technologies such as Hive, Redis, and S3
  • Experience with building data pipelines (preferably using Python, Pyspark, and Airflow)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-driven, highly motivated, and able to learn quickly

Preferred but not required

  • Experience in using MLOps platforms like Sagemaker, MLFlow, etc.
  • Experience with cloud computing services providers (preferably AWS)
  • Experience with building and integrating highly available and robust services 
  • Experience with data streaming and processing frameworks, such as Spark Streaming, Kafka, etc.
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