Senior Back-end Software Engineer (Full-Time Contractor)

 Published 9 days ago
 South America
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We are looking for talented Senior Back-end Software Engineers (full-time contractors) based in South America to help with our ongoing growth and expansion! Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students and professionals with personalized instruction to achieve any goal. To date, students have accessed more than three million hours of live instruction on the platform. 

We take great pride in the quality of our code, our processes, and our services. 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 innovative and high quality learning experiences for students. 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 learners all around the world.

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


  • Experience with working with one or more of the following:

    • Golang

    • Ruby on Rails

    • Python

    • Typescript

    • Node.js

  • Experience with deployment systems (e.g. GitHub Actions, AWS CodeDeploy).
  • Familiarity with AWS Services (e.g. RDS, Lambda, EC2, et cetera).

  • Familiarity with the Linux operating system and command-line tools.

  • Understanding of OO design, algorithms, and data structures.

  • Aptitude to quickly learn new languages and technologies as necessary.

  • 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.

  • Computer Science or related degree preferred.

  • Fluent in English.



  • 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.


Nerdy 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 Pay (USD)

  • Fully Remote Position

  • Flexible Paid Time Off

  • Free Learning Membership for you and your household (1-1 tutoring hours, unlimited use of on-demand services, and access to our online classes)

  • Work for a leading U.S.-based learning technology company

  • 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


Nerdy 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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