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About the Role:
We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer (Full-Time Contractor) based in South America to join us on our mission to help people learn! 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. 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).
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 https://www.nerdy.com/.
Who You Are:
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:
Python - essential
Golang - Nice to have
Experience with deployment systems (e.g. CodeShip, AWS CodeDeploy) is a plus.
Experience with modern frontend technologies such as React, Typescript and CSS frameworks
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 Cloud formation.
Data Security: Secure coding, data protection and classification, PCI / HIPAA / GDPR.
You 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 causes.
What We Offer:
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.