Varsity Tutors is hiringUX Designer

Full TimeUX Design
Posted 3mo ago


Nerdy is looking for a junior-level UX designer to join our product design team. The UX designer will report to the Senior UX Manager and will play a key role in supporting the Varsity Tutors product team focusing on our live online learning experiences for students and tutors. The ideal candidate has a user-centered design approach, strong collaboration skills, and can iterate on design feedback from interdisciplinary partners including designers, product managers, engineering, and usability.

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 https://www.nerdy.com/.


  • 2+ years of full-time, professional UX design experience
  • Undergraduate degree in design or portfolio school certification
  • Portfolio demonstrating product design problems and their solutions
  • Familiarity with design tools such as Figma and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong interaction design 
  • Knowledge/understanding of UX design best practices and user-centered design process 
  • Proven ability to take direction, remain organized, and communicate effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills, flexibility, and an understanding that the best ideas can come from anyone, not just designers
  • Ability to gracefully receive constructive feedback 
  • Eagerness to learn and a passion for creating exceptional user experiences
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines 

Like the rest of the team, this role requires juggling multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Your day-to-day responsibilities will include the following:


  • Create user-centered designs that balance user needs, user research, business needs, and technical constraints
  • Deliver designs using Figma and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proactively solicit feedback early and often from senior-level designers and stakeholders to ensure the integrity and quality of your work
  • Rapidly iterate and deliver designs from low-fidelity user flows to pixel-perfect, high-fidelity specs
  • Collaborate with product and engineering stakeholders to understand product requirements
  • Work within the existing design system and guidelines and assist with the maintenance of evolving design systems
  • Keep up-to-date and gather inspiration from the latest UX design trends, industry best practices, and emerging technologies
  • Diligently communicate project status and adhere to agreed-upon deadlines with your manager while juggling multiple projects and priorities

Bonus, but not required:

  • Can contribute to larger vision work, brainstorming, and usability testing 
  • Design for device-specific differences in user behavior and best practices
  • Strong visual design skills and can deliver high-quality specs to engineering teams


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


  • 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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