Lead Full-Stack Engineer

Salary
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Job Description

Overview

You are a Senior Software Engineer passionate about leading engineering teams. You may want to head towards a management role, or you may enjoy a purely technical leadership position — either way, we are looking for you. 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.

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

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!

About Varsity Tutors

We succeed thanks to 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!

In this position, you will

  • Lead a diverse, inclusive, passionate team of engineers to continuously deliver customer delight
  • Create tools and experiences that will positively impact millions of learners
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and partners across teams and departments — especially Design, Product, Marketing, and Sales
  • Collaborate with your team (and across team borders) on technical architecture and best practices
  • 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 (and better and better and 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 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, Lambda, 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, or equivalent experience

US Benefits/Culture:

  • Remote friendly
  • Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401k Company Matching Plan
  • Flexible PTO plus a floating holiday (for your birthday!)