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Senior Engineering Manager (South America)

Varsity TutorsFull-time$100k - $250k*Remote; UruguayOct 13, 2023

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About the Job:

We are looking for an experienced Sr. Engineering Manager (full-time contractor) based in South America to join our growing team. In this position, you will lead multi-discipline engineers on one of our engineering teams - responsible for the AI/ML technologies powering Nerdy’s learning delivery and operations systems. In addition, you will both inform and grow Nerdy engineering culture, furthering our drive to be the best place on earth to be a technologist. If you have a passion for excellence and a meticulous eye for detail, we want to hear from you. This position is a full-time remote opportunity!

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 Machine Learning and AI (Nerdy AI Learning Products - Press Release), 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, on-demand study support, 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 

Who You Are:

 You are an experienced Engineering Manager with a solid technical background. In this position, you will lead multi-discipline engineering teams - driving delivery, performance and quality. In addition, you will both inform and grow Nerdy engineering culture, furthering our drive to be the best place on earth to be a technologist. 

You have a passion for excellence and a meticulous eye for detail. 

In this position, you will…

  • Manage the operation and innovation of the technology platform for our AI and Machine Learning group (the lead Nerd for NerdAI). This includes leading a diverse group of software engineers, data scientists and machine learning engineers to deliver robust ML capabilities for the organization at scale. 
  • Partner with Product and Staff Engineers to define & drive architecture and technology adoption at Nerdy. This domain is evolving at breakneck speed - this role requires vast intellectual curiosity to match the pace of play, and principled decision making to recognize hype from revolutionary breakthroughs.  
  • Continuously improve platform excellence - owning observability and performance metrics, ever pushing the bar higher. 
  • Providing guidance and supervision for technical architectures and systems design.
  • Overseeing our engineering staff's daily progress and development, setting objectives, monitoring their progress, and addressing any obstacles.
  • Constantly improving and optimizing your team's performance, both in terms of the individuals on your team and the systems they have created.
  • Above all, you inspire, mentor, and support the engineers under your supervision, empowering them to realize their full potential.  


 Required Skills

  • Proven track record in Engineering: You have at least 5 years of successful leadership experience. Strong preference for leaders of ML, AI and Data Science domains.
  • Proficiency in designing and constructing complex yet efficient systems at scale.
  • Experience with monolithic and microservice architectures, preferably in a cloud-hosted environment.
  • Strong desire to learn and a passion for educational technology.
  • Demonstrated success in hiring and nurturing talented engineers.


Nice to have

  • Familiarity with AWS services.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies (Scrum or Kanban).
  • Knowledge of test-driven development.


This position is a full-time remote opportunity - we've been remote-friendly for years, and that isn't going away.


What We Offer:


  • Competitive Salary
  • Remote Position
  • Flexible PTO
  • Hackfest! (Multiple times per year)
  • Free Learning Membership for you and your household (1-1 tutoring hours, unlimited use of on-demand services, and access to our online classes)
  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform how the world learns!
  • A fun, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment with plenty of training and a feedback-rich culture

Varsity Tutors is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status or civil partnership/union status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. Varsity Tutors will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local and federal requirements.



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