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Senior Software Engineer (Back End)

Published on Wed, 21 Sep 2022 21:19 UTC
(433 days ago)

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 and everyone can grow at Varsity Tutors. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups and people of diverse backgrounds to apply because our range of perspectives helps us learn better. Apply now if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day!

About the Job

Our Engineering team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer 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 your customers as much as we do, we'd love to hear from you.

This position is a full-time remote opportunity!

In this position, you will…

  • 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 GoLang, Java or Scala
  • 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

Varsity Tutors 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


  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to help revolutionize how the world learns!
  • Fun, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment with plenty of training and a feedback rich culture
  • Remote friendly
  • Hackfest!
  • Work-life balance
  • Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401k Company Matching Plan
  • Flexible PTO plus a floating holiday (for your birthday!)
  • Paid VTO ("Volunteer Time Off" to do community service/charity work)
  • 52 hours of Free Learning Sessions per year for you or immediate families members and free access to our Virtual School Day classes and School@Home program
  • Collaborative, and team-oriented work environment
  • Try a free trial of our Live Learning Platform here:

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)

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