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Lead Software Engineer

$110k – $150k AngelList Est.
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About Varsity Tutors

We are revolutionizing the way the world learns.

Our mission is simple: to help people learn! Varsity Tutors is a fast-growing education technology company that is improving how people learn. Our award-winning online and mobile learning platforms connect students and professionals from all around the world with personalized instruction to achieve any goal.

In early 2020 Varsity Tutors launched hundreds of free online group courses to help students (and parents) deal with the chaos of school closures. Conceived, coded and staffed in under a month this has grown to include small paid courses, Star Courses featuring celebrity experts and recently - just before the back-to-school season - we launched a Self Study program featuring a dynamic AI assisted learning assessment with focused recommendations to help students cover the gaps in their knowledge.

We succeed with 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!

About the Job

Note: Please feel comfortable applying, even if you don’t meet all the requirements for the position. We’ll let you in on a secret: there’s no such thing as a “perfect” candidate. 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!

We are looking for a Lead Software Engineer that knows how to lead an engineering team and wants to head down the path towards management. This is a great opportunity to work with an amazing team and drive the technology and product future of our Online Courses offering. 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.

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

In this position, you will…

  • Lead a team of remote engineers
  • Write performant, maintainable code that is easy to read and well-documented
  • Write automated tests to thoroughly validate the correctness of your code
  • Deploy large-scale web applications
  • Have a focus on quality, and operate iteratively to get from good to better
  • Be a part of your team’s on-call rotation; we all own our code end-to-end from development to deployment to operations
  • Come ready to learn from some of the best and brightest in the industry
  • Work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and fast-moving team
  • Be effective in a team environment working with fellow engineers, product management, and design

Qualifications:

  • Experience with React or similar UI frameworks (e.g. Vue, AngularJS)
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails or similar web frameworks (e.g. Django)
  • Experience with deployment systems (e.g. CodeShip, AWS CodeDeploy)
  • Familiarity with AWS Services (e.g. RDS, Kinesis, EC2, Lamba, et cetera)
  • Familiarity with the Linux Operating System and command-line tools
  • Understanding of OO design, algorithms, and data structures
  • Familiarity with implementing e-commerce solutions is beneficial
  • Aptitude to quickly learn new languages and technologies as necessary
  • Computer Science or related degree

Benefits/Culture:

  • Hackfest!
  • Remote friendly
  • Work-life balance
  • Training for skill and career growth
  • Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401k Company Plan
  • Flexible PTO, Paid Holidays, Floating Holiday
  • VTO ("Volunteer Time Off" to do community service/charity work)
  • School@Home benefits and access to all of our online classes
  • 52 hours of FREE Tutoring Sessions per year for you or immediate family members
  • Collaborative, and team-oriented work environment
  • Try a free trial of our Live Learning Platform here: https://www.varsitytutors.com/freetrial

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)

Location
Chicago • Seattle • Tempe • Victoria • St. Louis • St. LouisRemote
Hires remotely
Everywhere
Job type
Full-time
Visa sponsorship
Not Available

Health

Varsity Tutors helps its employees and their families by providing various plan choices and options for medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.

Family

We understand the value of a proper work/life balance for our employees and their families. We offer paid PTO and holidays (including your bday or floating holiday!), as well as paid maternity and paternity leave.

Growth

Varsity Tutors promotes the ongoing growth and development of its employees. We offer 52 hours of one on one tutoring each year for employees or their families. We also have our Flagship Program that trains and develops future leaders.

Fun

Company-wide fitness challenges, National Smores Day, trivia nights, happy hours, ping pong tournaments, and life-size foosball games, just to name a few. We work hard, we play hard. :)

Varsity Tutors at a glance

Get effective tutoring in all subjects and test prep from an award winning company

Varsity Tutors focuses on Mobile, Internet, E-Commerce, Education, and Video Chat. Their company has offices in Chicago, Seattle, Tempe, Victoria, and St. Louis. They have a large team that's between 501-1000 employees. To date, Varsity Tutors has raised $157M of funding; their latest round was closed on February 2018.

You can view their website at http://www.varsitytutors.com

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