We are seeking a curious and motivated individual to join our Learning Loops project team in the Lab for Social Machines (LSM) at the MIT Media Lab. Developed as part of PhD research, the Learning Loops program helps to develop children’s communication and storytelling skills. As part of the program, kids play with our educational storytelling game, StoryBlocks. As they play, kids and their families work with trained coaches who use digital tools and their own expertise to document, interpret, and provide feedback in real time on children’s writing in a data-driven way. Coaches, kids, and families regularly interact through a mixture of predominantly digital and some in-person communications. Our current tech stack is Unity (scripting in C#) for our StoryBlocks iOS app. The app communicates with our coaching tool, which is React on the frontend, and Python/Flask/Graphene on the backend, all AWS hosted.
Here at LSM, we are passionate about creating technology that encourages kids to think creatively, write expressively, and work collaboratively. We’re a small, close-knit team of passionate engineers, educators, and researchers with diverse backgrounds from across the tech industry, various startups, and many educational projects. We’re looking for an engineer who enjoys collaborating as much as coding, and who will thrive in an environment of continual iteration and improvement. As part of our team at the MIT Media Lab, a curiosity for finding new and innovative ways to capture, analyze, and communicate children’s play data is a must!
To apply, go to hr.mit.edu/careers and search for job ID#18225.
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