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Externs 2016

Externs 2017

Brain Power, LLC, is a neurotech startup in Kendall Sq founded by an MIT alum (Course 9), that has transformed AR headsets (starting with Google Glass) into the world’s first wearable AI system for autism. Our System allows people with autism to teach themselves life skills crucial to self-sufficiency, e.g. emotion decoding, eye contact, language, social engagement, conversation skills, control of behaviors, etc. Our apps use the newest AI and neuroscience principles but feel like fun video games to the children. The system measures performance as well as physiological signs – delivering data-rich, web-based reports to parents and educators.

Please see our regular JOBS page for lots of info about perks and the company culture.


Scientific Publications

At Brain Power, we have done years of clinical trials, and published 12 peer-reviewed research papers in medical research journals with very positive results. We currently have several large studies ongoing in addition.

School and Home Customers are Delighted

Brain Power’s products are actively being used by home customers in 10 countries, and also in schools. School districts love what we offer and through schools we can live out our mission best by reaching the most people.

MIT-Produced Video about Externship (2015)

Externs 2016 & Recruitment Video

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Currently Accepting Applications for these Internship Positions

Digital Marketing Intern

Brain Power is actively seeking a Digital Marketing Intern to join our team. Your daily work would include updating digital management resources such as website content inventories and content calendars, building and updating web pages and email campaigns, proofing webpages, writing/editing/proofreading copy for various marketing initiatives, writing and procuring content for Brain Power social media channels, conducting online research for special projects, procuring and producing visual assets for various projects, observing the digital marketing practices of other organizations to help create best practices, reviewing our digital analytics and assist in tracking and report production, auditing and cleaning up our content management system, and day-to-day department operations.

Required Background:

  • Exceptionally strong writing skills
  • Willing to juggle multiple tasks under the supervision of one or more staff members, and be organized
  • Resourceful and detail-oriented
  • Familiarity with content management systems, design software, writing for the web, and an interest in marketing is desirable
  • HTML and CSS knowledge and understanding is a plus but not required.
  • Startup mentality
  • Passion

Perks:

  • Contribute to innovative, impactful work and see the benefits directly — we work closely with children and adults with Autism and their families while iteratively developing our product, and we encourage our development team to take part in that interaction.
  • Fast-paced work environment with an award-winning product and rapidly developing new opportunities.
  • On-site gym, yoga, massage facilities
  • Fully stocked fridge and kitchens with variety of free foods
  • Unlimited coffee and high quality snacks
  • Parking garage in our building
  • World-class opportunities for networking and career development
  • Professional photo and videography equipment and software in-house
  • Happy hours, trivia, field trips and outings, internal hackathons and friendly competitions
  • Frequent tech talks and coding/hacking/VR meetups in the same building, or across the street at MIT
  • Science-based company and founding team with MDs, PhDs, and others on staff, as well as ongoing studies and clinical trials
  • We’re surrounded by hundreds of other innovative companies, and have deep connections with MIT, Harvard, Stanford and Google. Immerse yourself in ideas and foster collaborations!

Please apply only if you are an exceptional candidate.

Brain Power is an equal opportunity employer.

Full-stack Web Developer Intern

Brain Power is actively seeking a talented, early-career Full-Stack Web Developer to expand and maintain our private customer portal (separate from www.brain-power.com). You will help develop 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. Experience with Heroku, Node/Express, Angular and React preferred.

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!
  • 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

Perks:

  • Contribute to innovative, impactful work and see the benefits directly — we work closely with children and adults with Autism and their families while iteratively developing our product, and we encourage our development team to take part in that interaction.
  • Fast-paced work environment with an award-winning product and rapidly developing new opportunities.
  • On-site gym, yoga, massage facilities
  • Fully stocked fridge and kitchens with variety of free foods
  • Unlimited coffee and high quality snacks
  • Parking garage in our building
  • World-class opportunities for networking and career development
  • Professional photo and videography equipment and software in-house
  • Happy hours, trivia, field trips and outings, internal hackathons and friendly competitions
  • Frequent tech talks and coding/hacking/VR meetups in the same building, or across the street at MIT
  • Science-based company and founding team with MDs, PhDs, and others on staff, as well as ongoing studies and clinical trials
  • We’re surrounded by hundreds of other innovative companies, and have deep connections with MIT, Harvard, Stanford and Google. Immerse yourself in ideas and foster collaborations!

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

Brain Power is an equal opportunity employer.

Android Developer Intern

Brain Power is actively seeking an Android Developer Intern to join our team of Android developers. Your daily work will be designing and developing applications for the Android platform. You’ll work with external APIs and libraries, and integrate them with the existing codebase.

Required Background:

  • At least 1 year of coding experience with Android
  • Experience with Kotlin, and libraries such as RxJava and Retrofit
  • Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON
  • Experience with Android architecture and patterns such as MVVM
  • Strong grasp of Git or other version control tools
  • Exceptional organizational, multi-tasking, and interpersonal skills
  • Startup mentality
  • Passion

Preferred/Nice-to-Have Skills:

  • Have published at least one original Android app
  • A personal connection to and/or interest in ASD
  • Strong UI/UX mobile application experience, particularly for apps targeted to children and families
  • Experience with mobile game development and/or user engagement monitoring
  • A passion for creative development of children’s educational content, particularly for teaching social and other basic life skills

Perks:

  • Contribute to innovative, impactful work and see the benefits directly — we work closely with children and adults with Autism and their families while iteratively developing our product, and we encourage our development team to take part in that interaction.
  • Fast-paced work environment with an award-winning product and rapidly developing new opportunities.
  • On-site gym, yoga, massage facilities
  • Fully stocked fridge and kitchens with variety of free foods
  • Unlimited coffee and high quality snacks
  • Parking garage in our building
  • World-class opportunities for networking and career development
  • Professional photo and videography equipment and software in-house
  • Happy hours, trivia, field trips and outings, internal hackathons and friendly competitions
  • Frequent tech talks and coding/hacking/VR meetups in the same building, or across the street at MIT
  • Science-based company and founding team with MDs, PhDs, and others on staff, as well as ongoing studies and clinical trials
  • We’re surrounded by hundreds of other innovative companies, and have deep connections with MIT, Harvard, Stanford and Google. Immerse yourself in ideas and foster collaborations! ​​​​​​​

Please apply only if you are an exceptional android web developer.

Brain Power is an equal opportunity employer.

Graphic Design & Video Production

Brain Power is actively seeking a Graphic Design/Video Intern to join our team. Your daily work will include 2D graphics, web graphics and animations, 3D graphics, game assets, pamphlets, slide decks, and more. You will also make professional-quality, short videos based on a vast library of high-quality footage from travels & testing sessions with kids with autism and their families. We need to make plenty more at this quality level or better. We also need intros, outros, explainer videos, social media videos, etc. You will work directly on core branded materials and communications and get a chance to hone your skills.

Required Background and Skills:

  • Passion!

  • Respect for Brain Power’s mission and purpose.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong English communication skills.

  • Commitment to completing the task given, and going above and beyond.

  • Extreme attention to detail.

  • Willingness to learn.

  • Startup mentality.

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, as well as video editing tools, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and Final Cut Pro X.

Please note that this is a remote position and is non-compensated. 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!

Please apply only if you are an exceptional candidate.

Brain Power is an equal opportunity employer.