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IT - Full Stack Engineer

FineTune, formerly known as AcademicMerit, is a leading educational technology company based in Boston -- and with a talented team distributed across eight countries.

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After having just celebrated our 20th anniversary marked by continued and significant growth, Fine Tune takes great pride in maintaining our fun and nimble entrepreneurial work environment. We’re looking for people who are self-motivated with excellent communication skills and the willingness to collaborate to help our team level up.  We're a tight knit group that strives to always improve and we empower our people to make a difference. Fine Tune is a certified B Corp, and we believe it's essential that our team members maintain a healthy work-life balance. "Tuners" love working here; just ask them.  If you're looking to work 45+ hours a week and enjoy being micro-managed, we're not a good fit. However, if you want to be part of a team where your opinions count and efforts are valued, we just might be what you seek.
This is a remote position, USA only

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Participate in all aspects of agile software development.

  • Ability to communicate highly technical concepts to non-technical people

  • Mentoring junior developers and pair programming

  • A continuous learning approach and desire to pursue new knowledge and technologies

  • Participate in code review process to ensure work adheres to standards and specifications

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of professional full-stack web development

  • Relational databases, such as PostgreSQL or MySQL

  • Ruby on Rails and React

  • Test Driven Development (Rspec with Capybara and React Testing Library)

  • GraphQL

  • Git version control.

Nice to have

  • Heroku deployments

  • Experience integrating 3rd party APIs

  • UI/UX Design ability (figma, Abobe XD)

  • AWS, S3

  • Power BI

  • Dynamics 365


  • Health/dental/vision/life/disability insurance

  • Health plan includes HSA and FSA plans

  • Paid time off and paid holidays

  • 401K with employer match

  • Competitive compensation

  • Company trips

  • Bonus potential

  • We have budgeted $150K for this role

About Fine Tune

  • Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Fine Tune partners with companies to source, negotiate, manage and audit certain ‘nuisance expense’ programs. Led by executive-level industry insiders, Fine Tune has also developed proprietary auditing software which monitors client invoices to ensure adherence with the implemented agreements. Several of the world’s most recognizable brands have chosen Fine Tune, including Cargill, Pep Boys, Siemens, Advance Auto Parts, Caterpillar, and MilliporeSigma. Our Mission is to add lasting value for our clients by deploying our world-class expertise with honesty, dedication, and vigilance.

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November 20th, 2022

September 21st, 2022

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FineTune, formerly known as AcademicMerit, is a leading educational technology company based in Boston -- and with a talented team distributed across eight countries. We are building the first comprehensive platform for qualitative learning -- essential skills like writing and critical thinking that have traditionally been difficult to measure and strengthen.

While our original focus was solely writing in K-12, through a close partnership with the College Board, we are adapting our platform to accommodate teachers and students across all AP courses -- more than three million users by 2019.

Through a combination of sound pedagogy, elegant UX and UI, and sophisticated data analytics, we help users in K-12, Higher Ed, and beyond better answer the question, "Where do I go from here?"​

Our Story

FineTune was originally founded as AcademicMerit by Ogden Morse, a high-school English teacher determined to find innovative ways to use cloud-based technology to bring best instructional practices to the classroom. Our company's first product was Literary Companion®, a close-reading program designed to make classic literature more accessible to contemporary students; it was soon followed by Assessments21®, which enabled benchmark and formative writing assessments, and FineTune®, the first tool of its kind for competency-based professional learning in writing evaluation.

It was this early focus on writing that laid the foundation for our company's evolution. We came to understand that improving outcomes in writing requires seamlessly linking professional learning, student assessment, and data-driven differentiated instruction in a virtuous cycle—a pedagogy that has since proved adaptable to virtually any context involving qualitative skills. Now, even as we continue to hone our solution for writing at all levels, the FineTune platform is expanding into these contexts throughout K–12, Higher Ed and professional training.

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