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DevOps Engineer

Engineering | San Francisco, CA

Job Description


You can learn anything on Udemy.

Today, over 5 million students in 190+ countries are taking online courses on Programming, Yoga, Design, Photography, Spanish, Marketing, Guitar, Finance, Cake Decorating, and so much more.

More than 22,000 courses (in 40+ different languages!) have been published in our marketplace. Each course is designed and taught by an expert instructor and hundreds of new courses are published every month. So whether you want to advance your career, change professions, develop your personal passions or simply learn something new, Udemy is here to help you achieve your goals.

Founded in 2010, Udemy has raised a total of $48 million in venture capital and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.



  • Responsible for health of the Udemy site measured by uptime, performance, and quality of service delivery

  • Work with our team of system administrators to maintain and upgrade operational environment without outages

  • Participate in on-call schedule as first line of defense

  • Manage system provisioning using Puppet

  • Manage engineering dependencies on the backend infrastructure including software  upgrades and database migrations

  • Provide user management and access control to different parts of our system.


  • 1+ year experience as a devops engineer in a startup environment or BSCS or BS in Engineering 

  • Driven to achieve operational excellence

  • Experience in Technologies used at Udemy

  • Experience and willingness to work in an agile environment

  • Be the champion of site security, reliability, and robustness and balance developer requirements

  • Have consistently demonstrated ability and commitment to deliver major initiatives from beginning to full deployment in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of well known dev ops technologies and services and curiosity to continue to evaluate new technologies to strengthen our dev ops platform.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team and with cross-functional technical and business teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to solve time-critical site issues

  • Willingness to "go the extra mile" when needed.

Technologies currently in use:

  • MySQL, Solr, Mahout, Redis

  • Puppet

  • Nagios, Munin

  • Datadog, Mixpanel, Newrelic

  • Akamai, CloudFlare, Fastly

  • AWS S3

  • PHP, Python, Django

  • Apache, Nginx, HAProxy

  • CentOS Linux

  • Jenkins, Selenium

  • Git, Github


Udemy is based in SOMA, San Francisco. Compensation includes full time base and equity and competitive benefits (including healthcare, commuter benefits, an unlimited vacation policy, and company-sponsored volunteer opportunities).

Learn more about Udemy, our mission, culture, philosophies, and team.



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