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About Brain Power

Brain Power, LLC, is a neuroscience-based tech startup headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with strong ties to MIT, Harvard, and Stanford. We make gamified, AI-based wearable systems to help assess and coach people with brain-related challenges. Our systems run on smartglasses such as Google Glass or competing headsets from Epson, Intel and others. (Note: Google (X) recently released the next version of Glass. Brain Power is one of their few partners (listed here), allowing us to resell the device and access many resources specially for partners.)

Our flagship product suite, for Autism, includes apps that give children (or adults) prompts as to what other people are feeling; deliver videogame-like coaching on face-directed gaze; tutor reading and conversation skills; help users reduce repetitive motor behaviors and underlying stress; give teachers and parents numerical progress reports and notifications when a child is about to have a meltdown or wander off; and much more.

We also offer customized packages that address needs related to traumatic brain injury, job (re-)training, job coaching, eldercare, and objective measurement of behavior in support of clinical trials. Our overall aim, that binds these together, is to unlock the potential of the challenged brain. We are a truly and deeply Mission-focused company.  

If you are are passionate, sharp, and have the skills and aptitude we need, there is a place for you at Brain Power!

Join our Mission; join our Team!

Our Culture

At Brain Power, we are passionate about improving the world, treating each other with respect, and working very hard to bring our mission to reality. We focus on high-tech, science-based products, yet we believe that the human-human interactions they foster are where the magic happens. We also practice what we believe, for instance by employing people on the autism spectrum. You will work closely with the Brain Power founder and core team, in teams and individually, in our well-equipped, windowline office space, as well as remotely. You will work on products that will be rapidly put into use by children and adults who can benefit.

Work in a fast-moving, award-winning startup company, take on big projects, and see children smiling in new ways at their parents because of your code or other work!

Accolades

We have been covered by over 250 press outlets; we have won over a dozen awards for science, business, and humanitarian work; we employ people with autism; we fill our Team with some of the brightest and most passionate minds; we have won multiple U.S. federal grants; we have performed clinical trials and published scientific papers; our alumni often go on to jobs at Google, Dropbox, Facebook etc.; our staff of PhD scientists, doctors, engineers, artists and more have worked tirelessly for years to build products that help children and adults; we have partnerships with Google, Amazon, Affectiva; and MIT, Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, Stanford, and more.

Our Offices

Our headquarters office is in Cambridge, MA, at the center of the tech ecosystem of the east coast, nearly on MIT campus and surrounded by companies like Alphabet (formerly Google), Facebook, Microsoft, as well as major biotech and pharma companies.

Our building is extremely fun and dynamic, and is a hotbed of fast-growing companies. The kitchen on each floor has abundant food, coffee, teas, soda, cookies, ice cream sandwiches, fresh fruit, extensive cereals, and other food all the time (yup, 24/7!), a fantastic vibe, happy/social hour events, and funky workspaces with cool views. 

You will have access to Glass, Hololens, and other AR (as well as VR) headsets, AI intelligent assistants, machine-learning products, 3D cameras, 360 cameras, gesture sensors, and much more. Also, unlimited color printing, maker/hack space and tools, 3D printing, and more!

Summary of Perks and Advantages:

  • Mission-driven company and passionate team
  • Fast-paced work environment – Never boring
  • Award-winning product
  • Opportunities to grow
  • Mentorship including from acclaimed scientists
  • Be at the cutting edge of several revolutions::

    • Augmented reality   •   Artificial intelligence   •   Neurotechnology   •   Human Brain Research   •   Machine Learning   •   Big Data   •   Cloud Computing   •   Wearable Computers   •   Gamification   •   Mobile/Remote Health   •   Digital Medicine (software as therapy)   •   Assistive Devices   •   The Future of Work   •   Behavioral Analysis and Intervention   •   Neurodiversity   •   Educational Technology   •   Serious Games   •  
  • Publish peer-reviewed scientific papers
  • Meet children (& adults) you are serving
  • On-site gym, yoga, and massage facilities
  • Access to Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) co-working office spaces in Cambridge, Boston, Philly, Miami, St. Louis, Providence, Rotterdam, and 40 more cities to come.
  • Fully stocked kitchens w free food, coffee, & drinks 24/7
  • Located one block from subway train
  • Parking garage in building
  • Competitive compensation
  • World-class opportunities for networking & career development
  • Access to 3D printers and small electronics shop
  • Flexible work hours and location
  • Professional photo/video equipment and editing software
  • Happy hours, trivia, field trips and outings, internal hackathons, and friendly competitions
  • Frequent tech talks and coding/hacking/VR meetups in the same building, or across the street at MIT
  • Neuro-diverse workplace and colleagues
  • Deep connections with MIT, Harvard, Mass. General Hospital, Stanford;  and Google, Amazon / AWS, and Affectiva. Immerse yourself in ideas and foster collaborations!
  • Our alumni often go on to jobs at Google, Facebook, Dropbox, and other tech leaders
  • Ability to witness and help run clinical trials.

Our positions

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Engineering and Technical

Senior Software Engineer

Brain Power is actively seeking a Senior Software Engineer with exceptional coding experience in a professional setting. Your daily work will include designing, writing, testing, reviewing, debugging, deploying, and maintaining the functionality of the code. You will be translating customer requirements and solving technical challenges related to delivering a novel wearable educational device and associated software in the home and school markets. At Brain Power, you will be doing work that really matters: your code will have a real and tangible impact on children and adults on the autism spectrum – to empower them to climb toward self-sufficiency.

About Brain Power:

Brain Power, LLC, is a mission-driven, neuroscience-based tech startup headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with strong ties to MIT, Harvard, and Stanford. We make gamified, AI-based wearable systems to help assess and coach people with brain-related challenges. Our systems run on smart glasses such as Google Glass or competing headsets from Epson, Intel and others.

Our flagship product for Autism includes apps which:

  • Give children and adults prompts as to what other people are feeling, delivering videogame-like coaching on face-directed gaze
  • Enable/improve reading and conversation skills
  • Help users reduce repetitive motor behaviors and underlying stress
  • Give teachers and parents numerical progress reports and notifications when a child’s behavior changes
  • Document results for students on different parts of the autism spectrum

Responsibilities:

  • Implement software functionality as per communicated design
  • Translate design specifications into functional software
  • Maintain quality and ensure responsiveness of applications
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization
  • Collaborate with the rest of the engineering team to design and launch new features
  • Work with graphic designers and converting designs to visual elements.
  • Document your work & represent your code graphically for daily SCRUM meetings
  • Fix bugs and optimize existing features
  • Interface your code with our APIs, web app, and overall platform architecture
  • Help improve our continuous build and release process focusing on scale and efficiency
  • Participate and give feedback in design and code reviews with other developers

About You:

  • Loves problem solving and always embraces a challenge
  • Experience with the SDLC and an understanding of the DevOps, release, and build process.
  • Strong coding experience. Mobile development with Android, C#, or Unity is preferred but not required.
  • Expertise using RESTful APIs to integrate mobile applications to server side systems
  • Strong grasp of Git or other version control tools
  • Exceptional organizational, multi-tasking, and project completion skills
  • Expertise in Scrum/Agile/KanBan
  • Strong attention to detail and correctness in code and communication
  • Experience with several of the following is preferred, but not required:
    • VR/AR development (or head-mounted augmented reality platform),
    • Mobile apps that make considerable use of device sensors (i.e. development of customized tilt-based controls, multiphasic movement/gesture detection, etc.),
    • Machine learning / predictive analytics / big data and analysis
    • Expert grasp of OO-design principles and implementation skills

Benefits of joining the Brain Power team:

  • Mission driven and highly collaborative team
  • Vibrant office in the heart of Cambridge, MA
  • On-site gym, yoga, and massage facilities
  • Access to Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) co-working office spaces in Cambridge, Boston, Philly, Miami, St. Louis, Providence, and Rotterdam (more cities to come).
  • Office location offers convenient parking and sits directly above the MBTA Red Line Kendall Square T stop
  • Opportunity to attend relevant training sessions and events to bolster your skills

If you’re interested in joining the team at Brain Power as a Software Engineer please fill out the application below. We care deeply about diversity and inclusivity. We seek talented teammates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences who are equally committed to cultivating a work environment of respect and kindness. Brain Power is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer.

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Unity Developer

Brain Power is actively seeking a talented, professional-level Unity developer to help take our flagship product to market. Your daily work will be coding and software architecture, and optionally management of team members.

The ideal candidate will have excellent Unity skills, experience in the full life cycle of app dev and release, strong passion for our mission and desire to push the boundaries of mobile device development. You will get the opportunity to attend relevant training sessions and events to bolster your skills. You will also get a host of perks, as outlined at the top of this page!   

Responsibilities:

  • Implement software functionality as per communicated design
  • Translate design specification into functional software
  • Communicate with other team members to establish effective pipeline and integrate media assets
  • Maintain quality and ensure responsiveness of applications.
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization
  • Collaborate with the rest of the engineering team to design and launch new features.
  • Maintain code integrity and organization.
  • Work with graphic designers and converting designs to visual elements.
  • Document your work. Represent your code graphically for strategy meetings.
  • Optionally, day-to-day management of team members, both full-time and interns.

Required Background:

  • Passion!
  • 3-5+ years professional software development experience
  • 2+ years of experience with Unity3D (C#, preferably mobile development)
  • Startup mentality.
  • Experience with AR Kit and/or AR Core
  • Experience with several of the following:
    • VR/AR development (or head-mounted augmented reality platform),
    • Mobile apps that make considerable use of device sensors (i.e. development of customized tilt-based controls, multiphasic movement/gesture detection, etc.),
    • Computer vision/facial recognition/emotion detection applications,
    • Machine learning / predictive analytics / big data and analysis.
    • Expert grasp of OO-design principles and implementation skills
    • Experience with asset bundles/on-demand delivery of mobile content
    • 3D programming in Unity, including asset integration and basic asset creation skills in Blender, Maya, 3dsMax, etc.
    • Strong grasp of version control systems (Git, SVN, etc.)
    • Exceptional organizational, multi-tasking, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Background:

  • Personal connection to and/or interest in autism.
  • Experience with 3D character animation systems in Unity (e.g. Mecanim)
  • Experience with Vuforia
  • Particle system design
  • Strong UI/UX mobile application experience, particularly for apps targeted towards children and families.
  • Familiarity with implementing server-side solutions for tracking user data, displaying user data in web app form, and delivering content remotely.
  • Experience with mobile game development and/or user engagement monitoring.
  • A passion for creative development of children’s educational content, particularly for teaching social and other basic life skills.

Brain Power is an equal opportunity employer.

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Senior Web Engineer + AWS

Brain Power is actively seeking a talented Senior Web Engineer with AWS Expertise, to expand and maintain our web-based analytics dashboards that provide progress data to children, parents, therapists, and researchers. Contribute to impactful work and see the benefits directly. You will have the opportunity to attend relevant training sessions and events to bolster your skills. You will also have a host of perks, as outlined at the top of this page!     

Responsibilities:

  • Design overall architecture of the web application.
  • Maintain quality and ensure responsiveness of applications.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the engineering team to design and launch new features.
  • Maintain code integrity and organization.
  • Document your work. Represent your code graphically for strategy meetings.
  • Understanding and implementation of security and data protection

Required Background:

  • Passion!
  • At least 3 years of web server development experience, and/or experience building client-side web applications
  • Knowledge of, or practical experience with, AngularJS, Backbone.js or comparable MVC Javascript framework
  • Knowledge of relational database dialects (MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL) or similar DB management systems
  • Experience with cloud deployment services (AWS, GCP, Azure, Heroku)
  • Particular experience with AWS, especially newer products such as AI and machine learning products
  • Solid understanding of UI/UX design and implementation, with emphasis on maximum usability and mobile-first responsive design
  • Extensive experience with standard front-end web technologies HTML, CSS, jQuery, JSON, AJAX.
  • Extensive experience with API design and deep understanding of RESTful principles, with emphasis on engineering scalable, simple server-side applications
  • Experience working in Linux server environments
  • Experience with Saas/LESS CSS preprocessor
  • Familiarity with version control systems (Git, SVN, etc)
  • Startup mentality

Brain Power is an equal opportunity employer.

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Data Scientist / Machine Learning

Brain Power is actively seeking a highly skilled, dedicated, and collaborative Machine-Learning specialist or Data Scientist who is ready to contribute to our mission in meaningful ways and make a difference in the lives of people with brain-based challenges.

As a member of our team, you will apply your technical skills to creating next-generation therapies for brain-related conditions such as autism, ADHD, traumatic brain injury, and/or anxiety. You will engage with signal processing, computer vision, and machine/deep learning; and implement new state-of-the-art algorithms and models to support research-and-development goals. You will have direct access to data collected from clinical study populations, schools, and end users. 

You will work directly with Amazon Web Services teams developing advanced machine-learning products, and/or Google machine learning or Google Brain teams. We are proud to have direct collaborations and you will get access to the newest and un-released platforms. 

Responsibilities:

  • Take the lead in projects involving AI, big data, and machine learning.
  • Help design, implement, and analyze techniques in signal processing, computer vision, anomaly detection, early warning detection, human behavior prediction, and deep learning.
  • Implement new state-of-the-art algorithms and ML models to support research and development goals.
  • Work with real-world human data, such as behavioral, performance, physiological, and mental-state data. 
  • Document methods, procedures, and results in ways  that are compliant with federal regulatory standards and recommendations.
  • Collaborate with others in a dynamic and lean multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
  • Document your work. Represent your code graphically for strategy meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Background:

  • Passion!
  • Master’s, PhD, or advanced undergrad in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Biostatistics, or related field.
  • Demonstrated state-of-the-art knowledge of one or more specialization topics such as:
    • Signal processing/feature extraction — ideally with experience in clinical physiology (EEG, EMG, etc.), human kinematics, and/or interpretation of mobile accelerometry data.
    • Image processing/computer vision — particularly applications related to analysis of facial features (detection, recognition, affect classification), body motion tracking and movement classification, and/or real-time image effect processing (dynamic morphing/blending texture maps, “face replacement”).
    • Health informatics/biostatistics — particularly “big data” analysis of epidemiology or clinical/health records, or analysis of large scale non-clinical, public datasets to understand health-related trends.
  • Experience using contemporary software and/or hardware tools for algorithm and/or system development for signal processing, image analysis, and/or machine learning.
  • Demonstrated initiative and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Startup mentality

Preferred Background:

  • 3+ years experience in one or more of the following: Java, Android, Unity, C, C++, or C#.
  • 4+ years experience in one or more of the following: Matlab, R, Python, Tensor Flow.
  • Experience applying algorithms to operate in real-time on a mobile/wearable device OS.
  • Experience with cloud computing resources and data analysis techniques (e.g. Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark).
  • Experience in the AR/VR/xR industry
  • Experience in the assistive technology industry.
  • Experience working with people with ASD.

Brain Power is an equal opportunity employer.

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Product and Project Management

Scrum Master

Description coming soon.

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Senior Project Manager

Brain Power is actively seeking a Project Manager to take our flagship autism product to market. You will be involved in all aspects of managing the project, and you should thrive in a fast-moving environment with a lot of tasks moving in parallel. Your daily work will include tracking progress of each team member and action item via project-management software and personal meetings; reporting and summarizing to your supervisor and to the CEO; creatively finding ways to increase efficiency; and diving in and getting many tasks done.

The ideal candidate will have abundant energy, infectious optimism, deep knowledge of a range of modern digital project-management tools, high organized and streamlined workstyle, and demonstrated ability to take complex projects to completion. You will be doing work that really matters, and every feature you manage will directly affect how children and adults on the autism spectrum learn life-skills and climb toward self-sufficiency. You will have the opportunity to attend relevant training sessions and events to bolster your skills. You will also have a host of perks, as outlined at the top of this page!  

Responsibilities:

  • Develop highly visual digital charts of project milestones
  • Manage the process of ensuring the timely completion of deliverables
  • Schedule and facilitate project planning meetings in an efficient and constructive manner
  • Understand stakeholder needs and manage the creation of AR/VR content.
  • Work directly with our partners to get them to introduce Brain Power products into their practice.
  • Handle the reporting regarding partners, leads, and revenue.
  • Learn and help implement processes and reporting requirements for projects supported by federal grants.
  • Work on advertising campaigns to reach stakeholders.

Required Background and Skills:

  • Passion!
  • Willingness and excitement to learn and to ask questions.
  • Strong experience and expertise with modern, cloud-based project-management software.
  • Strong experience and experience with Salesforce, Google Analytics, and A/B Testing.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and team building skills, business judgment, and proven expertise in directing the efforts of a technical staff.
  • Knowledge of business functions and understanding of business operations, strategies, and objectives.
  • Strong presentation and written/oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problems solving skills.
  • Exceptional organizational, multi-tasking, and interpersonal skills
  • Startup mentality

The ideal candidate will also have several of the following qualifications:

  • Professional experience managing product development (MBA preferred).
  • Experience in an Edtech company or education industry.
  • Experience in the medical device industry.
  • Experience in the AR/VR and/or assistive technology industry.
  • Experience working with people with autism.

We are an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls or recruiters, please.

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Post-Docs & Staff Scientists

Industry Post-doctoral positions: Apply your STEM PhD to a great cause. Learn skills, publish papers,
preserve and expand future career options.

Post-Doc: Data Science & Machine Learning

Brain Power is actively seeking a highly skilled, dedicated, and collaborative Machine-Learning specialist or Data Scientist who is ready to contribute to our mission in meaningful ways and make a difference in the lives of people with brain-based challenges.

Industrial postdocs at Brain Power let you build both your academic and industrial CV. You can advance your career in two directions at the same time. Preserve your options for a career in traditional academic research or medicine, on the one hand; and medtech startups, pharma companies, and top-tier technology and engineering companies, on the other hand. Other possible careers include policy, hospital administration, and more.

As a member of our team, you will apply your technical skills to projects aimed to uncover new knowledge and next-generation therapies for autism, traumatic brain injury, and other brain-related conditions. You will conduct research in signal processing, computer vision, and machine/deep learning; and implement new state-of-the-art algorithms and/or hardware systems to support clinical research-and-development goals. You will have direct access to data collected from clinical populations, and can contribute to study design. You will be an author on publications resulting from your work.  

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research in signal processing, computer vision, and machine learning; implement new state-of-the-art algorithms and/or hardware systems to support clinical research and development goals.
  • Work with experimentalists and software engineers on designing, implementing, and analyzing techniques in signal processing, computer vision, and machine learning.
  • Contribute to and actively participate in the conception, design, and execution of research to address defined problems.
  • Document methods, procedures, and results in compliance with ISO/FDA regulatory standards and recommendations.
  • Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a variety of scientists, clinicians, software engineers, designers, and product managers.
  • Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars, and/or technical meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Background and Skills:

  • Passion!
  • Recent PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Biostatistics, or related field.
  • Demonstrated state-of-the-art knowledge of one or more specialization topics within:
    • Signal processing/feature extraction — ideally with experience in clinical physiology (EEG, EMG, etc.), human kinematics, and/or interpretation of mobile accelerometry data.
    • Image processing/computer vision — particularly applications related to analysis of facial features (detection, recognition, affect classification), body motion tracking and movement classification, and/or real-time image effect processing (dynamic morphing/blending texture maps, “face replacement”).
    • Health informatics/biostatistics — particularly “big data” analysis of epidemiology or clinical/health records, or analysis of large scale non-clinical, public datasets to understand health-related trends.
  • Experience using contemporary software and/or hardware tools for algorithm and/or system development for signal processing, image analysis, and machine learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
  • Demonstrated proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
  • Demonstrated initiative and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Startup mentality or strong

Preferred Background and Skills:

  • 3+ years experience in at least one of the following: Java, Android, C, C++, or C#.
  • 4+ years experience in at least one of the following: Matlab, R, Python.
  • Experience applying algorithms to operate in real-time on a mobile/wearable device OS.
  • Experience with cloud computing resources and data analysis techniques (e.g. Hadoop MapReduce, Spark).
  • Demonstrated research interest in neurological and mental health, human physiology, clinical sciences, or education.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing and writing technical proposals.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract funding from technical and scientific R&D organizations.
  • Experience in the AR/VR and/or assistive technology industry.
  • Experience working with people with ASD.

Brain Power is an equal opportunity employer.

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