Help us take FINE to the next level!
We specialize in the art of bringing brands to life online. Since the early days of the commercial web, we’ve created custom digital destinations that connect clients with their customers in innovative ways, always honing tools and platforms that set the pace and standard for web development. As an Associate Developer of FINE, you have the opportunity to be a part of a team that is committed to helping you grow as a developer.
At FINE, we are committed to our core values and strive to live them every day.
People here are the real deal. You bring genuine intentions, unite by your actions, stay humble in your greatness, open with your quirks, and honest in your flaws.
You’re at the top of your craft and game. Whatever your skill and role, you’re a highly engaged, positive solutioneer. A leader, a do-er, and an always improver.
MAKE BIG HAPPEN
You approach your work believing it has the power to impact our company, our clients, even our world. All that you do is strategically-motivated and aims for a world-class outcome.
Our values manifest themselves in a small group of dynamic, creative learners who are passionate about producing inspired and effective work, who seek to improve every day, and who understand that life is too short to not enjoy yourself along the way.
Our promise to clients is to help them evolve their brand and business to become their best selves and deepen their relationships with customers. For the “A player” (that rare and talented top 10%) looking for something special, this position is the ideal opportunity.
Do you see brand and creative as a powerful business driver?
Do you believe the best work is done in small groups of passionate experts?
Do you love design that is simple, beautiful, and intuitive?
Do you have a high level of attention to detail?
Do you have a passion for supporting others?
Are you looking for a place to learn and challenge yourself every day?
Are you able to maintain calm in times of stress?
Do you focus on priorities to achieve set goals?
Do you value the people you work with as much as the work itself?
Do you look at work as a career rather than just a job?
Are you inspired by the opportunity to address and solve interesting problems?
If you answered "yes" to these questions, we want to meet you!
FINE is a brand agency. But for us, branding has moved far beyond slick logos, flashy sites, and clever campaigns. It’s a deep process of building value, based on values. It starts with the core reason a company exists, then permeates everything you do about it. Brand-Led Business Building™ helps us engineer companies (including our own) by aligning Vision, Operations, Expression, and Traction to create the kind of business people today truly buy into.
Since 1994, we’ve earned hundreds of awards and worked with countless clients to help define businesses using brand as our lens. Our work and our people have been featured in Communication Arts, Graphis, HOW, Fast Co., Adweek, CMO.com, AdAge, and many others. We’re proud to have helped friends across industries, from pioneering hospitality brands to innovators and nonprofits of all shapes and sizes.
We’re looking for a junior web developer who’s passionate about learning web development and jumping in to make immediate contributions to cool projects along the way. If you’ve been making interesting things online - whether that’s professionally, experimentally, or just for a side hustle - and you thrive in highly collaborative team environments that encourage learning and growth, we should get to know each other.
At FINE, we put a lot of value on collaboration, communication and professional growth. That’s not just lip service - we routinely provide these opportunities. You’ll be a part of our multidisciplinary team focused on building sites that are beautiful, performant, and maintainable. We work on challenging projects and produce high-quality work in a collaborative, creative setting. Your talents might be used in both team efforts and solo builds. Even our post-launch site maintenance work will help you learn and develop your skills.
FINE helps clients solve central business problems and deliver their core brand promise online and we have a lot of fun doing it. We think you will too.
Responsibilities: Things You’ll Do
Work directly with our producers to help maintain our Managed Service clients.
Make updates to existing websites and applications in a full-stack capacity, typically working in VueJS/Nuxt and Ruby on Rails.
Support teams working on new projects, by helping QA and resolve bug fixes and feature additions.
Qualifications: Traits and Experience
We are flexible in the skillset you may bring, but would prefer a candidate with a solid baseline of common web technologies.
HTML5 and semantic markup
Working knowledge of some backend languages and frameworks: Ruby on Rails, PHP, Wordpress, etc.
Got to have Git skills
You’re enthusiastic, proactive, and not afraid to offer a helping hand
You communicate effectively and often
A sharp eye for aesthetics: developers at FINE are a critical part of our overall delivery and we need your sharp attention to detail
Proactive and resourceful, can always be relied on by the team to come through
Advanced knowledge in any of the core technical skills
Experience building or integrating APIs
You thrive on learning in all shapes and forms, from experimenting with your code to classes and conferences and everything in between
You are active in the wider development community via open source contributions, social networks or actual physical interaction w/ humans in the industry
We’re whole human beings here at FINE, and we’ve designed our benefits offerings to support our team in a whole range of human things. Things like:
A selection of robust health plans (medical, dental, and vision) to choose from, with option for 100% employer-paid coverage
Vacation, sick time, company paid holidays, and our annual holiday close
A 401(k) plan combined with a discretionary company contribution, driven by company performance
Company-paid group-term life insurance with the option to purchase additional coverage
Short-term disability coverage
Paid maternity/parental leave
Professional development to keep you growing
Pre-tax flexible spending accounts for dependent care as well as certain dental and vision expenses
Pre-tax commuter benefits
Flexible and remote working opportunities
Friendly atmosphere and culture
Competitive compensation package
Outstanding work environment
Working with other “A players” driven to create great client results
This Associate (Junior) Developer job opening is open to remote work locations within the United States, as well as from our Portland, Oregon office. Located in a newly renovated building in downtown Portland, the FINE PDX office is cozy, collaborative, and comfortable. Each unique space was designed with multiple uses in mind, whether a strategy session on the collaboration wall, refining a design idea over a cup of coffee in the Bistro, or visiting with a client in the Library. Note: As of Q2 2021, FINE employees are working remotely during the pandemic.
“I’ve worked on multiple projects building sites for everything from wineries to private equity clients. There’s always an interesting new feature or challenge to overcome with each project, and our designers always bring fresh ideas to the table. Part of a successful build is coming up with ways to create flexible object-oriented data models without over-engineering too much complexity into it so that sites can evolve and change with the client’s needs over time.“ — Jeremy Clemans, Developer
“FINE is full of deeply talented, kind, and caring people. It’s a place for creatives to be human—a place where you can do great work while sustaining the fullness of your life that inspires it." — Terra, Senior Content Strategist & Writer
“FINE offers the perfect balance of a humanity-first approach to business and envelope-pushing aspirations. It’s the harmony between the two that’s continually impressed me and inspired me to want to give back not just through my work ethic, but in my desire to help see the business thrive. Leadership consistently exemplifies a deep consideration and care for the team, especially in their rallying for self-advocacy and continued personal growth – which can certainly be advertised by any agency, but to actually follow through requires a real level of trust and commitment.“ — Mehran Azma, Associate Creative Director
Our Hiring Process
Our business may be small, but we think hiring’s a big deal. So we take a very thorough approach to finding the right fit for both our company and for each human who comes to work here. Our process includes several interviews, an analysis of your career history, and in-depth reference checks. We respect your time and appreciate your participation in our mutual goal to help you find the ideal position for your skills and strengths.
Equal Opportunity Employment
We believe in this big-time. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. FINE does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
How to Apply
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