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SOFTWARE ENGINEER , Brain and Cognitive Sciences-MIT Early Childhood Cognition Lab , to join the development team of the open-source online platform, Lookit . Lookit is used by universities around the world to collect larger, more representative samples and address questions that are impractical for a lab environment. The project is open-source and code, documentation, and planned features are available here . Frontend, backend, and deployment infrastructure are managed entirely within the Lookit code base. Will be responsible for the experiment runner (implemented in Ember.js), a library of experimental components that researchers use to specify study protocols. User engagement and UX/UI design are critical components of this role. Responsibilities include strategic feature prioritization and planning; developing scalable tools to support research workflows and improve the participant experience; managing Lookit interface usability and accessibility; managing contractors; evaluating and building architecture to support the use of common open-source experiment libraries; writing documentation, incorporating unit tests, and conducting code reviews; and ensuring the security of personally-identifiable data.
Salary range: $100,000-115,000
This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension.
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