Senior Software Engineer, Backend

Virtual Req #6028
23 May 2024

About Us: Prometric is a leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions to many of the world’s most recognized licensing and certification organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies. We support more than 7 million test takers annually at our testing locations in 180 countries around the world. With over three decades of experience working with clients of all sizes across a multitude of industry sectors, our mission is to design and deliver the highest quality and most innovative testing solutions anytime, anywhere.

Finetune (by Prometric) is leading the way in AI-Human hybrid solutions for assessment and learning. Combining our deep understanding of education with innovative technology and a pragmatic approach to applying AI techniques, our products offer unique advantages to both our customers and the students they serve.

As a Backend Engineer, you build the foundation and core functionality surfaced to B2B customers with our SaaS platform. You fuse traditional Software Engineering techniques with a wealth of AI capabilities to fundamentally change the way customers perform work. Your primary focus will be on building robust data-driven services and AI-powered content-generation and classification to redefine the way users generate educational content and author exams. This role provides an exciting and rare opportunity for those looking to be a part of the emerging AI journey while solving real-world problems.


  • Design and implement back-end REST services using Python, Django and other relevant technologies
  • Make decisions on database schemas, communication protocols, and other transactional logic
  • Deliver high-quality code following best practices & coding standards, including clean code, unit tests, and CI-CD
  • Collaborate with stakeholders & frontend engineers on the requirements, functionality and traits of services
  • Take ownership and lead projects to deliver new features and functionality
  • Create Proofs-of-Concept and perform R&D to explore and discover novel solutions
  • Design cloud solutions composed of both infrastructure and services
  • Collaborate with Tech Lead & ML Engineers to integrate AI technologies to solve business problems
  • Work in an agile environment, employing an experimental approach to adapt to the evolving needs of a growing startup
  • Provide troubleshooting and bug-fixing support to ensure the smooth operation of our software solutions


  • At least 10 years experience in a Software Engineer role or similar position, with a strong emphasis on full-stack web development
  • Deep experience in Python software engineering, able to meet modern best practices and mentor other engineers
  • At least 5 years experience with one or more Python services frameworks such as Django, Flask or FastAPI
  • Demonstrated experience building line-of-business applications or customer facing products, preferably with experience developing B2B SaaS applications
  • System design and solution engineering experience, able to wield both infrastructure and application logic to solve business problems
  • Knowledge of modern cloud deployments on AWS utilizing resources such as S3, ECS/EKS, RDS and lambdas to compose solutions
  • Familiarity with basic DevOps practices (Github Actions, Infrastructure-as-code, etc)

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills, with the ability to identify, triage and address errors, bugs, and technical limitations
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A track record of learning new techniques & technology, staying up-to-date with industry trends, and learning new tools and growing your skills
  • Experience integrating AI technologies into applications is desirable but optional


Join us and play a crucial part in a market leading company that has the power to reshape education assessment worldwide. This role offers the candidate an exceptional chance to synthesize traditional software engineering with emerging AI capabilities.

Your technological contribution will put you on the leading edge of modern software engineering by employing AI to solve real-world problems! Apply today and ignite your passion for innovation.

Prometric is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring based on sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and local law.

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