Jobs at AcademicMerit

AcademicMerit is looking for talented and experienced developers to join our Product Development Team.

AcademicMerit is at the forefront of a revolution in education that is driven by great technology, common standards, and the empowerment of teachers. We provide content, tools and data that enable students, teachers and school administrators to deliver success in the classroom.

AcademicMerit is located in Portland, ME. We are interested in hiring locally, but open to working remotely with candidates in the greater Portland and Boston areas. Relocation support is not available at this time.

As a small company, we don’t put much stock in siloed job titles. Candidates with a mix of experience and interest in any or all of the areas in which we are hiring are welcome to apply.

At AcademicMerit you will:

  • Design and implement web applications that can reliably sustain significant traffic
  • Actively support your own code in a mission-critical environment
  • Write automated unit and integration tests
  • Learn best practices for working on a small, pragmatic software engineering team

We also need you to:

  • Have some sort of sample work and at least two references you can share with us
  • Have a relevant BS, BA, BFA or equivalent work experience
  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (no visa sponsorships at this time)

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Front-End Developer

Ideal candidates will have experience designing and implementing responsive, Javascript heavy single page applications using frameworks such as React, Angular or Ember. A solid understanding of cross-browser compatibility and performance testing is required. Candidates must have an eye for good usability and design. Experience with a CSS preprocessor such as Sass or Less and asset build tools such as Webpack and Grunt is preferred.

Software Engineer

Ideal candidates will have education and, preferably, some experience designing and implementing high-volume, end-to-end web applications and services using languages such as Ruby, Python or Node.JS and tools like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Memcached, nginx, and haproxy. You will need experience deploying and managing services using AWS or a similar IaaS/PaaS platform. Experience implementing and supporting systems at scale is important. Some experience implementing or providing services for iOS or other mobile applications is desirable.