Varsity Tutors

Senior Front-End Engineer (A.I.)

Posted on Mar 21, 2023

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Job Details

Full Time
🇺🇸 United States

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About Varsity Tutors

Reinventing learning. Transforming lives. We are a purpose-driven company enabling access to high-quality instruction and transforming how people learn through technology and AI.

Join us in making a difference.

Crafting the future.

Join a team that’s passionate about harnessing the power of AI to transform the way people learn. Develop innovative solutions, leverage the latest technologies and maximize the potential of AI. Together we will create something truly meaningful and have a direct impact on the lives of millions of learners.

Join a talented team of engineers transforming the future of learning.

Building experiences. Developing people.

At Varsity Tutors, software engineers do more than write code. They actively participate in the conversation on what and how to build innovative systems and technologies that enable our clients to seamlessly connect with experts in any subject, anytime, anywhere.

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. Apply now if this is a role that would make you excited to come to work every day!

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.

The Position

Varsity Tutors, a Nerdy company, is looking for a full-time Senior Software Engineer with applied AI experience to join us on our mission to help people learn. We are looking for someone who is a proven designer and implementer of micro-services and complex architectural systems, preferably in GoLang. We have a complete CI/CD software lifecycle and an evolving services-oriented architecture hosted in AWS. 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 building innovative products and solutions for customers as much as we do, we'd love to hear from you.

This position is a full-time remote opportunity.


  • 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
  • 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 - and with - some of the best and brightest in the industry
  • Work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and fast-moving team - we ask a lot of questions so come ready to participate!
  • Be effective in a team environment working with fellow engineers, product management, and design
  • Further your professional development in an ambiguous working environment, by understanding complexities and using your judgment to make balanced trade-offs


  • Experience with highly concurrent languages such as React, Javascript, HTML and CSS
  • Experience with deployment systems (e.g. CodeShip, AWS CodeDeploy)
  • Familiarity with AWS Services (e.g. RDS, Kinesis, Lambda, EC2, et cetera)
  • Familiarity with the Linux Operating System and command-line tools
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails or similar web frameworks is beneficial (e.g. Django)
  • Understanding of OO design, algorithms, and data structures
  • Familiarity with implementing e-commerce solutions is beneficial
  • Familiarity with Search Engine Optimization best practices and techniques is beneficial
  • Aptitude to quickly learn new languages and technologies as necessary
  • Resilience and the ability to continuously build solutions in unclear situations
  • Computer Science or related degree preferred

Our Hiring Process

  • We always use live video calls for our interview process.
  • It typically takes 2 weeks from start to finish (we can speed that up or go more slowly if your schedule needs that).

1. Meeting with hiring manager or director (1 hour)

  • Questions to get to know you, your background, and your technical abilities.
  • Sometimes includes in-depth technical questions or a coding exercise.
  • You'll also learn more about the specific team that you'd be on, their initiatives and projects, and their specific tech stack.

2. Conversation with a senior or principal engineer (1 hour)

  • Includes a coding exercise
  • You may use whatever programming language you're most comfortable with (we want to see you at your best)

3. Final round (30-45 minutes each)

  • A series of shorter interviews with three people (a mix of technical leaders and leaders in other departments or divisions).
  • You will see the full picture of our company values, culture, communication, and initiatives before you can make a decision.

4. Offer! 🥳


  • Competitive Salary plus Equity in the company
  • Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Pet)
  • 401k Company Matching Plan
  • Maternity, Paternal, and Adoption Leave
  • 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
Senior Front-End Engineer (A.I.)at Varsity Tutors