Learning Skills Taxonomist

Udacity, Inc.
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Job Description

As a Learning Skills Taxonomist, you will help build out the Knowledge Graphs for Udacity’s growing skills library. You will partner with our content, product development, data, and go-to-market teams to build out ontology for our existing and new content. As the taxonomy expert within Udacity, you will evangelize and educate internal teams on taxonomies.

Job Responsibilities

  • Build out tooling using third-party tools (Mondeca) to create and update Udacity’s models.
  • Work with content, product, and data teams to build out necessary and scalable tooling and processes for content skills.
  • Own the data labeling process and structured data entities, and collaborate with internal teams (content, data) to build out the models for the knowledge graph. 
  • Utilize data science and machine learning techniques and tools to build and augment knowledge graphs.
  • Integrate Content Skills into other skill-based initiatives for our learners and customers. 
  • partner with engineering stakeholders to integrate various datasets into the knowledge graph as part of the semantic enrichment, and eventually enable querying capabilities of the knowledge graph.
  • Create communication tools and artifacts to evangelize and educate others internally on information management principles.
  • Collaborate with important stakeholders and experts (both internal and external) to develop a common vocabulary for the taxonomies. 

What We Value

  • A background in Data Science, Information Management, or other related fields
  • 3+ years of experience managing and creating taxonomies or ontologies 
  • Engineering and machine learning skills to understand how NLP can be used to build out the Knowledge Graph. 
  • Well-versed in SQL, RDF, SPARQL, and Javascript for data labeling and cleaning.
  • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences and stakeholders with clarity and depth.
  • Life long learner with a passion for educating others.
  • Experience working collaboratively across teams to build out scalable systems.
  • Detail-oriented with a flexible, can-do attitude.

What We Do

Udacity’s mission is to train the world’s workforce in the careers of the future. We address the complex dynamic of workforce challenges and strive to be the change we need in the world to transform talent to create opportunities for heightened productivity and retention. Udacity is where lifelong learners come to learn the skills they need, to land the jobs they want, and to build the lives they deserve.

Company Info.

Udacity, Inc.

Udacity is an online education platform that provides courses and nanodegrees in various fields such as data science, artificial intelligence, programming, business, and more. The company was founded in 2012 by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky, and its headquarters are located in Mountain View, California.

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    Online education - Edtech
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    Emeryville, CA, USA
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