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Staff Engineer

Phoenix, AZ | Full Time | Remote
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Job Description

We are looking for a Staff Engineer to join our team! You are an experienced Sr. Software Engineer passionate about leading engineering teams. You may want to head towards a management role, or you may enjoy a purely technical leadership position -- either way, we are looking for you. This is a great opportunity to work with an amazing team and drive the technology of learning products and platforms. We operate in a highly collaborative environment with Product and Design to build experiences that matter to our customers. At Varsity Tutors, engineers do not just write code, they actively participate in the conversation on what and how to build the systems and solutions that matter to our customers. If you love your customers as much as we do, we'd love to hear from you.

We use big data and machine learning, taking into account hundreds of variables, including Learner and Expert attributes, adaptive diagnostic assessments, and data from past learning experiences. But really, we are just getting started and have so much more headroom to innovate. As part of the team, you will architect scalable software solutions, understand and implement best practices, and create technology that is highly performant and extensible.

This position is a full-time remote opportunity! (We've been remote friendly for years and that isn't going away).

About Nerdy:
Nerdy (NYSE: NRDY), the parent company of Varsity Tutors, is a leading platform for live online learning, with a mission to transform the way people learn through technology. The Company’s purpose-built proprietary platform leverages technology, including AI, to connect learners of all ages to experts, delivering superior value on both sides of the network. Nerdy’s comprehensive learning destination provides learning experiences across 3,000 subjects and multiple formats—including one-on-one instruction, small group classes, large format group classes, and adaptive self-study. Nerdy’s flagship business, Varsity Tutors, is one of the nation’s largest platforms for live online tutoring and classes. Its solutions are available directly to students and consumers, as well as through schools and other institutions. Learn more about Nerdy at https://www.nerdy.com/. The company publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange in September 2021.

We succeed thanks to a diverse mix of talented people who want to come, to stay, and do their best work. If you love learning, technology, and making a true impact, you’re going to love working here!

Who you are:

Note: There is no such thing as a “perfect” candidate, even if you don’t meet all the requirements for the position, you should apply. Everyone can grow at Varsity Tutors. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups and people of diverse backgrounds to apply. Apply now if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day! 

You are a strong owner with a growth mindset and who is willing to roll up their sleeves. 

You are excited to: 

  • Implement customer-facing solutions that solve the customers’ true needs

  • Own large scale services that power our growing learning platform

  • Architect software with scalability, redundancy, and seamless survival / recovery

  • Use CI/CD to deploy in AWS with proper logging, monitoring, and alerting

  • Serve as a mentor, idea leader, and advocate for best practices

  • Partner with Product and Data Science 

You are skilled with any or all: 

  • Experience architecting, implementing and documenting at-scale web applications in:

    • Golang - essential

    • Ruby on Rails - Nice to have

    • Java/Scala/C - Nice to Have

  • Experience with deployment systems (e.g. CodeShip, AWS CodeDeploy) is a plus

  • Familiarity with AWS Infrastructure: EC2, ECS, EKS, Lambda, Batch, CloudWatch, Kinesis, etc.

  • Familiarity with implementing e-commerce solutions is a plus

  • Aptitude to quickly learn new languages and technologies as necessary

  • Lead a diverse, inclusive, passionate team of engineers to continuously deliver customer delight

You might also be familiar with:

  • Programming: Functional, Object Oriented, Design Patterns, Big O, data structures

  • Service Oriented Architecture: contextual boundaries and communication between services  

  • Machine Learning Systems: batch and real time machine learning systems 

  • Configuration Tooling: Terraform, AWS Cloudformation

  • Data Security: Secure coding, data protection and classification, PCI / HIPAA / GDPR

What We Offer:

  • Opportunity to help revolutionize how the world learns

  • Collaborative team-oriented work environment with a feedback rich culture

  • Remote First Culture

  • Hackfest!

  • Work-life balance 

  • Competitive salary plus equity in the company
  • Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • 401k Company Matching Plan

  • Flexible PTO plus a floating holiday (for your birthday!)

  • Paid VTO ("Volunteer Time Off" to do community service/charity work)

  • 52 hours of Free Learning Sessions per year for you or immediate families members and free access to our Virtual School Day classes and School@Home program

Canadian / International Benefits/Culture:

  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to help revolutionize how the world learns!

  • Fun, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment with plenty of training and a feedback-rich culture

  • Remote friendly

  • Hackfest!

  • Join one of our Guilds to help drive cultural and technical transformation within the organization!

  • Work-life balance

  • Flexible PTO plus a floating holiday (for your birthday!)

  • Paid VTO ("Volunteer Time Off" to do community service/charity work)

  • 52 hours of Free Learning Sessions per year for you or immediate family members and free access to our Virtual School Day classes and School@Home program

  • Collaborative, and team-oriented work environment

Varsity Tutors is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. (INDHP)

Company Overview

  • Website varsitytutors.com
  • Headquarters SAINT LOUIS, MO
  • Size 3,000 - 7,500
  • Founded 2007
  • Type Private
  • CEO CHUCK COHN
  • Revenue $200M - $500M
  • Industry Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit
  • About varsity tutors
  • Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students with expert tutors for test preparations.

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Career Path for Staff Engineer

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