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About Brain Power

Brain Power, LLC, is a mission-based neuroscience 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 flagship product suite, for Autism, includes apps that help children (or adults) learn 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 much more. We have successful customers living in 10 countries, and in schools in the US. 

Our systems run on smartglasses such as Google Glass or competing headsets from Epson, Intel, and others. (Note: Google (X) recently released the third 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.)

We also have developed apps 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 staff, in teams and individually, in our well-equipped, windowline office space overlooking Boston and Cambridge. 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 a dozen+ 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. We are nearly on the MIT campus and surrounded by companies like Alphabet / 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, cereals, and other food all the time (yup, 24/7!), a fantastic vibe, happy/social hour events, and funky workspaces with cool views.  

Perks and Benefits:

  • Mission-driven company and passionate team
  • Fast-paced work environment – Never boring
  • Award-winning, market-accepted product
  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance: medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k)
  • Opportunities to grow, and to advance your career
  • 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   •  
  • Meet the children (& adults) you are serving
  • Professionally-run Scrum team for software development
  • Opportunities to author peer-reviewed scientific papers
  • Nearby or 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, Tokyo, and 40 more cities to come.
  • Fully stocked kitchens w free food, coffee, & drinks 24/7
  • Located immediately above the subway train (Kendall Square, on the Red Line)
  • High floor with great views
  • Parking garages nearby 
  • World-class opportunities for networking & career development  
  • Professional photo/video equipment and editing software
  • Happy hours, trivia, field trips and outings, and a friendly vibe
  • Frequent tech talks and coding/hacking/VR meetups in the same building, or across the street at MIT
  • Neuro-diverse workplace and colleagues
  • Ability to witness and help run clinical trials.
  • Deep connections with MIT, Harvard, Mass. General Hospital, Stanford;  and Google, Amazon / AWS, and Affectiva. Immerse yourself in ideas and foster collaborations! 

Our positions

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Engineering and Technical

Senior Developer with fast Level-Up to VP Engineering

Brain Power is actively seeking a Senior Developer who is looking to quickly transition into a Vice President of Engineering role. You should have experience and success in designing software architectures, implementing CI/CD, and managing/mentoring other developers. 

Your responsibilities will include continually improving our production code, software architecture, managing the continuous integration and deployment cycle, managing and mentoring the development team (including overseas full-time engineers, local on-site engineers, and interns), contemplating emerging trends in software development and how Brain Power’s mission can benefit from them, and attending conferences and professional development courses. You must be able to be an individual contributor in addition to a manager, and you must thrive in the fast-paced, often-changing environment of a startup.

Brain Power’s engineering team practices Agile/Scrum. You will manage a team that translates validated customer requirements and solves technical challenges related to a novel wearable educational device and associated apps (wearable and mobile) for students with autism.

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.

Salary Range: $125K to $160K total, plus benefits. 

Location Requirement: This job is based in our Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square) office. Please do not apply unless you are able to commute to Cambridge, MA.

Availability Requirement: You must be able to start within 30 days of accepting our offer. Please do not apply unless you are able to do so.

About You:  (ordered approximately by importance)

  • You love complex problem solving and always embrace a challenge
  • You have developed and released native applications for mobile / wearables, and/or web
  • 5+ years coding experience in 2 or more companies
  • Expertise in Scrum/Agile
  • Experience on 2+ prior Scrum teams
  • Startup mentality. Ability to thrive in, and lead, a small team
  • Your ability to optimize our codebase spans from low-level code efficiency to high-level architectural choice and even product feature choice
  • You have a desire to mentor and develop others
  • Strong Expertise with the SDLC and an understanding of the DevOps, release, and build process
  • Skilled in implementing and maintaining continuous deployment practices
  • Exceptional organizational, multi-tasking, detail-orientation, and project completion skills
  • Expertise in C++, Java, Ruby, or other Object-Oriented programming languages
  • Expertise in key elements of our stack: Node.js, Angular, React, Android native, Java
  • Strong grasp of Object Oriented design principles
  • Expertise in Git and GitHub
  • Expertise in Android development  
  • Cross-platform and cross-device support and responsive code
  • Expertise in device and network connectivity
  • Skilled with using RESTful APIs to integrate mobile applications to server side systems
  • Familiarity with mobile or wearable apps that use computationally intensive AI and CV components
  • Expertise in code that interacts with mobile/wearable device sensors and device-specific features
  • Ideally, familiarity with developing for AR or VR

Responsibilities:

  • Initially, learn the current architecture, chosen stacks/platforms, and roadmap of our current and future products
  • Improve the architecture and high-level organization of our product and its major components
  • Manage the software development team
  • Mentor young developers. Mentor interns. 
  • Travel to conferences and learn the newest development trends and methods
  • Mentor team members to efficiently translate design specifications into functional software
  • Contribute actively to the codebase wherever there is the greatest need
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization
  • Collaborate with the rest of the engineering team to design and launch new features
  • Assure that team members document their work well
  • Maintain an ongoing architecture diagram at several levels of abstraction, for interaction with management
  • Contemplate limitations and strengths of hardware and software platforms we use, to invent new solutions and refine current ones
  • Assure that our apps efficiently use common modules and patterns, and have a common look-and-feel
  • 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

For benefits, perks, and an overview of Brain Power, please refer back to Brain-Power.com/Jobs

Please apply only if you are exceptional. 

Brain Power is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. If you’re ready to join the team at Brain Power as our VP of Engineering, please fill out the application below. Best of luck!

 

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Full-stack Web Developer

Brain Power is actively seeking a talented, early-career Full-Stack Web Developer 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!  Experience with Heroku, Node/Express, Angular and React.

Salary Range: $90K to $130K total, plus benefits.

Location Requirement: This job is based in our Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square) office. Please do not apply unless you are able to commute to Cambridge, MA.

Availability Requirement: You must be able to start within 30 days of accepting our offer. Please do not apply unless you are able to do so.

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 2 years of web server development experience, and/or experience building client-side web applications
  • Knowledge of, or practical experience with, React, Angular, Backbone.js or comparable MVC Javascript framework
  • Knowledge of, or practical experience with Node/Express or similar back-end stack
  • Knowledge of relational database dialects (MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL) or similar DB management systems
  • Experience with cloud deployment services (Heroku, AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Solid understanding of UI implementation, with emphasis on mobile-first responsive design
  • Knowledge of, or experience with standard front-end web technologies HTML, CSS, jQuery, JSON, AJAX.
  • Knowledge of, or 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)
  • Experience working in teams and reviewing/managing code using GitHub
  • Knowledge of, or experience working as part of an agile team using Kanban, Scrum, etc.
  • Startup mentality

Please apply only if you are an exceptional full-stack web developer.

Brain Power is an equal opportunity employer.

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Product and Project Management

Technical Project Manager

Are you a recent college graduate who wants to dive in and learn real-world skills at a fast-moving startup with opportunities for rapid career advancement? Brain Power is actively seeking a Technical Project Manager. You will be involved in all aspects of managing development, design and marketing project(s), and you should thrive in a fast-moving environment with a lot of tasks moving in parallel. Your daily work will include directing and 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, a thirst for knowledge and the ability to quickly learn how to use digital cloud-based productivity tools on the job. Existing knowledge and experience with modern digital project-management tools such as JIRA is welcome but not required. You must be highly organized with a streamlined workstyle, and demonstrate the 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 take training courses obtain certifications and attend events at company expense to bolster your skills. You will also have a host of perks, as outlined at the top of this page!  

Salary Range: $60K to $90K total, plus benefits. 

Location Requirement: This job is based in our Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square) office. Please do not apply unless you are able to commute to Cambridge, MA.

Availability Requirement: You must be able to start within 30 days of accepting our offer. Please do not apply unless you are able to do so.

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.

Desired Background and Skills:

  • Passion!
  • Willingness and excitement to learn and to ask questions.
  • Experience with modern, cloud-based project-management software such as JIRA desirable but not required.
  • Experience with CRM and sales force automation tools such as HubSpot desirable but not required.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and team building skills, business judgment, and ability to direct the efforts of a technical staff.
  • Strong presentation and written/oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problems solving skills.
  • Exceptional organizational, multi-tasking, and interpersonal skills
  • Startup mentality

Please apply only if you are exceptionally bright and organized.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Lab Manager

Brain Power is actively seeking a technical Lab Manager to manage a wide range of administrative and technical tasks. This job is similar to a “Lab manager” position in a typical academic or medical research lab at a university or hospital, if you are familiar with that role. Your daily work will include researching technical products and solutions to Brain Power needs, data entry, scheduling, basic IT and SysAdmin tasks, finding ways to optimize the team and processes, managing online accounts and services, communicating with team members including senior staff, communicating with vendors and suppliers, keeping checklists and records, running errands, and various tasks that come up from time to time.

You should be highly energetic, creative, technically-minded, extremely flexible, extremely organized, experienced in Trello, Slack, Google Drive, Dropbox, and/or other productivity and co-working packages, digitally native in everything you do, a great multi-tasker, and absolutely committed to getting the task at hand done.     

Salary Range: $40K to $65K total, plus benefits. 

Location Requirement: This job is based in our Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square) office. Please do not apply unless you are able to commute to Cambridge, MA.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a routine and process for checking in with members of the staff.
  • Research products, needs, and solutions – usually technical.
  • Keep projects on time and do coordination, in conjuction with project leads: for projects such as IRB and grant submissions and publishing scientific papers.
  • Help manage our file server and basic network.
  • Communicate with partners.
  • Communicate with vendors.
  • Meet with senior staff members and translate their needs and words into relevant text or email drafts.
  • Run errands.
  • Generally keep things running smoothly.

Required Background and Skills:

  • Passion!
  • Strong analytical and problems solving skills.
  • Strong English communication skills.
  • Commitment to completing the task given, and going above and beyond.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Respect for Brain Power’s mission and purpose.
  • Strong experience and expertise with Trello, Slack, Google Drive,  Dropbox, and common digital products.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and team building skills, business judgment, and proven expertise in directing the efforts of a technical or research staff.
  • Willingness to ask questions that reveal ignorance, and to learn from the answers.
  • Startup mentality

Please apply only if you are exceptional.

Brain Power is an equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant to the CEO

Brain Power is actively seeking a Personal Assistant to manage a wide range of communications and administrative tasks. Your daily work will include communicating with key partners and contacts, developing templates and routines for communicating with the same, communicating with team members including senior staff, communicating with vendors and suppliers, keeping checklists and records, running errands, and various tasks that come up from time to time.

You should be highly energetic, creative, extremely flexible, extremely organized, and have superb English writing skills. You must be a digital native in everything you do, a great multi-tasker, and absolutely committed to getting the task at hand done.     

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with key contacts (including email, phone, in-person).
  • Communicate with partners.
  • Communicate with vendors.
  • Meet with senior staff members and translate their needs and words into relevant text or email drafts.
  • Develop a routine and process for checking in with members of the staff.
  • Run errands.
  • Generally keep things running smoothly.

Required Background and Skills:

  • Passion!
  • Strong analytical and problems solving skills.
  • Superb English communication skills.
  • Commitment to completing the task given, and going above and beyond.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Respect for Brain Power’s mission and purpose.
  • Strong experience and expertise with Slack, Google Drive, and common digital products.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and team building skills, business judgment, and proven expertise in directing the efforts of a technical or research staff.
  • Willingness to ask questions that reveal ignorance, and to learn from the answers.
  • Startup mentality

Brain Power is an equal opportunity employer.

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Sales and Marketing

Sales Account Manager

Brain Power provides a breakthrough educational technology solution that enables middle school and high school students with autism and ADHD to better succeed in school and in life. We are making the transition from being focused on product development to becoming a product company. We have spent the last half year or more selling to visionary, early adopter beachhead customers in a disciplined way. In the process we have been able to achieve some early customer success. We have defined the benefits, quantified the value proposition, and we now pretty well understand the Decision-Making JURY.

As we see it, the buying process is driven by the school Superintendent or the person she/he designates. The JURY is typically composed of:

  • The Superintendent / designee
  • The Director of Special Education or Student Services
  • The Principal of a school for the first pilot
  • The Director of Instructional Technology
  • One or more champion Teacher

Sales Account Manager candidates will be pleased to know that we already have in place a dream team of Customer Success professionals, and a reasonably well documented and annotated Sales Pipeline. We have one full time experienced Product Manager, helped by additional marketing support staff who drive the marketing processes, including organizing events and speaking engagements, as well as writing success stories and white papers.

We are now carefully recruiting a small focused sales team of experienced, missionary Sales Account Managers to bring in new business and lead our go-to-market initiative as the first two sales hires. Candidates must have several years of experience successfully selling novel solutions to our jury before. Our target focus for the remainder of 2019 is Massachusetts, so preference will be given to Sales candidates who know our initial territory.

Candidates who have sold to the Jury outside New England will definitely be considered, and we already have some delighted customers in Connecticut, Texas, and beyond.

This is a unique opportunity for a proven missionary Sales Account Manager to leverage your network in the American K-12 education or special education fields. You will design and execute our sales strategy in the months and years ahead, while further refining a repeatable sales process. You will report to the CEO, Dr. Ned Sahin, and work closely with prospects and customers to deeply understand their needs and provide input into the Brain Power product/service strategy and marketing process.

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:

  • Manage complete sales process from prospecting to close, developing strategies to build pipeline, qualify leads, close business, and grow existing customers in the K-12 market
  • Manage contract negotiations, and close the business. This applies to pilots and multi-year licenses
  • Help prospects to understand and assess opportunities to add value through the integration of Brain Power’s assistive technology solutions
  • Working with prospects and clients, define criteria which will be used to measure success
  • Demonstrate strong listening skills and be a standout resource, bringing company resources to bear to help prospects and ensure client success
  • Build long lasting relationships with superintendents, principals, and relevant administrative decision makers over the phone and in-person
  • Meet with prospects and customers to conduct in-person presentations/demos
  • Collaborate effectively with Product Management, customer success, marketing, and development teams
  • Utilize our salesforce automation and CRM tool (HubSpot) to effectively track and report on your activities, provide data driven pipeline reports, progress to quota, and maintain constant communication with customers and Brain Power management
  • Accelerate customer adoption
  • Achieve goals to ensure company revenue objectives are met
  • Perform with the utmost integrity – Brain Power believes honesty with our customers is central to our mission and is ultimately in everyone’s best interest

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-10 years of full-cycle (prospect through close) selling experience to our Jury (American K-12 public schools at the district level)
  • Ed-Tech sales experience, special education preferred
  • Track record of meeting and exceeding sales quotas in this industry
  • Knowledge of budgeting and decision-making process within the K-12 market
  • Passion for sales and education
  • Self-motivated and results oriented
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Willingness to travel often and spend time face to face with prospects and customers in Massachusetts and beyond
  • Competitive and entrepreneurial
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills

Benefits of joining the Brain Power team:

  • Mission driven and highly collaborative team
  • Competitive compensation package with a combination of base and bonus
  • 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

If you are interested in joining the team at Brain Power as a missionary Sales Account Manager, send your resume and LinkedIn link to job-applications@brain-power.com

Brain Power is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer.

Internships

Summer and winter internships are available.
If you are interested, fill out the MIT Student Internship form (regardless of your high school or college).

 

 

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