Learning Architect at Udacity

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Job title
Learning Architect
Job listing last updated at
Feb 11, 2021
Job listing location
Mountain View, CA or Remote (within the US)
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Bay Area company location: 2440 W El Camino Real, Mountain View CA

Job description

Role can be remote within the US

Udacity’s mission is to power careers through tech education. Our immersive online learning platform offers practitioner-level training in fields such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Autonomous Systems, Cloud Computing and more. Backed by well-known investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures, Bertelsmann and Drive Capital, Udacity is transforming the world by providing life-long learners the opportunity to upskill in bleeding edge career fields. We also partner with leading enterprises to support them on their journey of digital transformation for their workforces. If you are inspired to be part of something amazing…read on!

The Content Strategy team is looking for a superstar Learning Architect responsible for designing courses and other learning products in partnership with technical experts and industry leaders such as Microsoft, AWS, Intel, and others. You will collaborate on course visioning and strategy sessions for new and updated courses while ensuring alignment within the learning product portfolio. The Learning Architect works closely with stakeholders to incorporate proven learning strategies and quality practices into the course portfolio while advising on learning outcomes, skill mapping, and learning paths. You will provide expertise in the areas of project-based learning, practitioner development, and skill-oriented course design. The Learning Architect must also be able to learn rapidly about new technologies and platforms, technology roles and teams, and various customer groups in technology fields and their needs


  • Collaborate closely with subject matter experts, content partners, and thought leaders to design courses, including learning outcomes, detailed content outlines with lesson plans, and project proposals
  • Identify scope and sequence, prerequisite and requisite skills, and technical requirements for each learning product and align to taxonomies within the product portfolio
  • Ensure course designs are relevant, current, and aligned to workforce skills in technology and technology-adjacent fields and Incorporate relevant data and customer feedback
  • Incorporate workforce, industry, and technology trends, marketing research, and competitive landscapes into insights on instructional options, core themes, and topics for course and curriculum design
  • Work closely with members of the content strategy team in content roadmapping and integrating course designs into product briefs and narratives
  • Serve as a liaison to teams within the content organization, marketing and sales professionals, service teams, and other staff in the alignment, implementation, and delivery of learning products
  • Build new capabilities and efficiencies through improved processes, automation, dashboards, and documentation that enable data-driven decision making 

What we value:

  • 3+ years in instructional and/or curriculum design
  • A life-long learner with a passion for working with technical experts and educating others
  • A strong technical foundation or familiarity with technical fields, which may include proficiency in at least one computer language, an understanding of software development, or strong data analysis skills
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills that seeks opportunities to build constructive relationships, influence effectively, and cooperative alignment with a diverse group of peers, experts and content partners to achieve business objectives
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in concert, both independently and as a member of the Content Strategy team
  • Grittiness and a demonstrated ability to persist in the face of adversity over an extended period of time

Udacity is a fast-paced work environment in a flat organizational structure that places emphasis on autonomy and collaboration to deliver results. We’re looking for a self-starter who can operate under pressure in the face of uncertainty and is comfortable developing structure and process where none may yet exist. It’s a demanding role with a tremendous upside for the right candidate.

Consider applying if your experience is close to what we described above. We look for people with exceptional potential, as we know highest performing teams include people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.

Udacity is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We believe that the unique contributions of all Udacians is the driver of our success. To ensure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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