Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
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SOFTWARE ENGINEER, Brain and Cognitive Sciences-MIT Early Childhood Cognition Lab, to join the development team of the open-source online platform, Lookit. Lookit is used by universities around the world to collect larger, more representative samples and address questions that are impractical for a lab environment. The project is open-source and code, documentation, and planned features are available here. Frontend, backend, and deployment infrastructure are managed entirely within the Lookit code base. Will be responsible for the experiment runner (implemented in Ember.js), a library of experimental components that researchers use to specify study protocols. User engagement and UX/UI design are critical components of this role. Responsibilities include strategic feature prioritization and planning; developing scalable tools to support research workflows and improve the participant experience; managing Lookit interface usability and accessibility; managing contractors; evaluating and building architecture to support the use of common open-source experiment libraries; writing documentation, incorporating unit tests, and conducting code reviews; and ensuring the security of personally-identifiable data.
Salary range: $100,000-115,000
This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension.