Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Software Engineer, Lifelong Kindergarten in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Research Software Engineer, Lifelong Kindergarten
Job Number: 19168
Functional Area: Research - Engineering
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.
RESEARCH SOFTWARE ENGINEER, LIFELONG KINDERGARTEN (LLK) (https://www.media.mit.edu/groups/lifelong-kindergarten/overview/) , Media Lab, to lead the development and contribute to research of new programmable applications to expand creative and playful learning opportunities for children internationally. Will be an integral part of the research team developing and studying a new generation of mobile-phone apps that enable young people to express themselves creatively with code, building on the success of the Scratch programming language; and lead the iterative development of these apps, working closely with other members of the team on experimenting, testing, and studying the use of the apps in a variety of different contexts. The LLK (https://www.media.mit.edu/groups/lifelong-kindergarten/overview/) develops new technologies, activities, and communities to engage young people from all backgrounds in creative learning experiences. With Scratch (https://scratch.mit.edu/) , children create and share interactive stories, games, and animation projects online. A full description is available at https://www.media.mit.edu/about/job-opportunities/.
U.S. work authorization is required. The position is based at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA.