Principal Software Engineer (Latin America)


We are looking for a Principal Engineer to help us evolve our technical vision and architecture for Nerdy. In this position, you will design and architect systems that cross every team at Nerdy and across every functional area. Nerdy serves many customers, including students, parents, tutors and schools. Our solutions are wide and deep at the same time. They include both the learner and tutor UX, our live learning platform where sessions take place, and the Machine Learning platform to find the best tutor for each learner, plus much more.

As a Principal Engineer you will be expected to define and drive Nerdy’s technical vision and architecture, amplifying approaches by aligning the organization toward coherent architectural strategies. You will also architect the most complex systems at scale and possess expert knowledge in performance, scalability, systems of systems, machine learning delivery pipelines and engineering best practices. Lastly, we expect you to lift the entire tech organization up, leading by example and actively mentoring the team on advanced technical issues, and helping managers guide the career growth of their team members. Intellectual curiosity is essential in this role combined with big thinking and grit to deliver against your vision together with your team.

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 AI, 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, 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


10+ years experience with a combination of coding and big data processing
3+ years experience leading engineering teams of 3 or more engineers in the successful delivery of modern architected distributed software systems
Experience architecting and building SOA microservices for full stack UX and API layers in a Cloud-based environment, AWS Cloud preferred
Experience with event driven architectures and ecosystems
Experience with NoSQL databases: AWS DynamoDB, Redis, etc.
Experience with CI/CD deployment systems (e.g. CodeShip, AWS CodeDeploy)
Experience communicating with both technical and business people including executives. Ability to speak at a level appropriate for the context
Familiarity with AWS Services (e.g. RDS, Kinesis, EC2, et cetera)
Familiarity with the Linux Operating System and command-line tools
Understanding of OO design, algorithms, and data structures
Experience with efficient processing of large data systems with big data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, Hive or Storm.
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.


Comfortable working with other leaders throughout the organization, not just Engineering, to help move major initiatives forward
Collaborate with our leaders to define and implement our next gen platform
Communicate and operate effectively in a high-visibility role
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

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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