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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Full-Stack Developer, Poetic Justice in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Full-Stack Developer, Poetic Justice

  • Job Number: 19847

  • Functional Area: Research - Other

  • Department: Media Lab

  • School Area: Architecture & Planning

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    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.

    FULL STACK DEVELOPER, Media Lab-Poetic Justice ( , to join a group exploring new forms of social justice through art and work on a series of participatory public artworks. The group has been collecting sound and video recordings from around the world and remixing them into sound and video works, including A Counting ( and Freedom Radio ( . Responsibilities include developing interactive voice response (IVR) systems using Twilio and Vonage; developing scalable systems to record, store, and manage audio and video recordings; developing scalable systems to transcribe audio and video recordings in multiple languages/formats; analyzing transcripts and and generating stories using transcripts; developing scalable tools for narrative generation; and developing dashboards and reports for user engagement, topic generation, and content summarization. A full description is available at

    Job Requirements

    REQUIRED: bachelor's degree in computer science or related field; at least three years’ experience with web development/architecture and modern DevOps tools (e.g., Git, GitHub); at least two years’ experience with Python using Flask or Django and with third-party APIs within Python web applications; and ability to work creatively and analytically, communicate clearly and concisely in both technical and non-technical language, collaborate and pair-program effectively, and work independently. PREFERRED: experience with the following: installation, configuration, and development, including work within a production environment; DevOps and Agile engineering practices; deploying systems into a production cloud native environment with major cloud providers (e.g., Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform); NLP libraries (e.g., Spacy, Hugging Face, NLTK); web application design and development using React or Angular; voice application design and development using Twilio or Vonage; and Twitter and Slack bot development. Job #19847-8

Will work in the NYC or Boston area.7/12/21