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Senior Director of Engineering

Varsity TutorsRemoteFull-time$130k - $300k*Sep 26, 2023
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Varsity Tutors, a Nerdy company, is looking for an innovative Senior Director of Software Engineering to lead our Varsity Tutors for Schools (VT4S) engineering team. As the Senior Director of Software Engineering, you will play a pivotal role in driving forward our mission of helping people learn by leading a dynamic team of software engineers who support our institutional business. You will be responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of cutting-edge educational technology solutions that enable schools and districts to provide high-quality, personalized learning experiences for students.

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


  • Provide strategic technical leadership, guiding the software engineering team in the design, development, and delivery of innovative learning technology solutions.
  • Build, mentor, and manage a high-performing team of software engineers, ensuring they have the tools, resources, and support needed to excel.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product management, design, and quality assurance, to drive the development and enhancement of our educational technology products.
  • Develop and execute a technology roadmap that aligns with the company's vision, staying current with industry trends and emerging technologies.
  • Establish and maintain high standards of software quality, overseeing testing and quality assurance processes to ensure the reliability and scalability of our products.
  • Manage project timelines, budgets, and resources effectively, ensuring projects are delivered on schedule and within budget.
  • Foster strong relationships with key stakeholders,both internally and externally, to understand their needs and continuously improve our solutions.
  • Drive a culture of innovation within the engineering team, encouraging the exploration of new technologies and methodologies to enhance our products.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (8+ years) in software engineering leadership roles.
  • Strong background in educational technology or related industries.
  • Exceptional technical expertise in software development and architecture.
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies and modern development tools.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Proven ability to manage teams and projects effectively.
  • Visionary thinking with a focus on innovation.
  • Understand and appreciate that Nerdy is an apolitical company and that we can have the largest impact if we are united in our focus on helping people learn and not divided or distracted by advancing unrelated causesDedication to educational excellence and improving learning outcomes.

Varsity Tutors Leadership Principles:

Relentless Focus on Customers * Comfort with Ambiguity * Ownership * Simplify * Intellectual Curiosity * Build Teams * Think Big * Insist on High Standards * Bias for Action * Build Trust * Go Deep * Have Conviction * Deliver Results * Are Right, a Lot


  • Competitive Salary plus Equity in the company
  • Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401k Company Matching Plan
  • Remote Position, fully work from home
  • Flexible PTO
  • Free Learning Membership for you and your household (1-1 tutoring hours, unlimited use of on-demand services, and access to our online classes)
  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to help transform how the world learns!

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.


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