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Founded in 2010, Udemy is privately owned and headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood with offices in Dublin, Ireland, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Ankara, Turkey. Compensation includes full-time salary, equity compensation plan, and competitive benefits including healthcare, commuter benefits, parental leave, and a discretionary time off policy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and write software to support a variety of datastores, including, but not limited to MySQL, Cassandra, Redis Enterprise, Kafka
  • Collaborate with Udemy engineering teams across the globe
  • Advancing our systems automation efforts using Ansible, Terraform, etc. in our private and public cloud infrastructures
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to facilitate datastore implementations
  • Educate and expand runbooks and documentation on best practices and usage for all tools and services we own
  • Participate in an agile development model
  • Provide mentorship and knowledge transfer for other team members
  • Example of projects you will be working on:

  • Develop auto-scaling capability in our new private cloud
  • Productionalizing Cassandra, graph database, and other datastores
  • Datastore Service as part of our microservices initiative
  • Re-architect our MySQL cluster to improve scalability and reliability
  • Design and support multi-datacenter clusters
  • Qualifications:

  • Experience designing and implementing data models, database architectures for a variety of use cases
  • Advanced-level knowledge of SQL and CQL
  • Database performance optimization and tuning experience preferred
  • Fundamental understanding of the implementation of security and data protection
  • Demonstrated experience troubleshooting complex issues and ability to communicate effectively during investigation and post mortem
  • Strong scripting skills and automation development experience with a major scripting language (Python, Perl, Shell etc)
  • Monitoring experience (External and internal, ie Datadog, Nagios, CheckMK, ThousandEyes)
  • Define, develop and deploy system monitoring requirements/thresholds
  • Participate in on-call rotation during office hours and for emergencies
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly with a globally distributed team
  • Nice to have:

  • Container orchestration experience (Kubernetes, Mesos, etc.)
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