Learning Experience Engineer

Massachusetts, United States
04 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

LEARNING EXPERIENCE ENGINEER, Media Lab- Lifelong Kindergarten (LLK), to develop new activities, extensions, and environments based on the Scratch coding environment.  Will plan and develop new strategies for using, extending, and adapting the Scratch coding environment to enable children to explore specific topics and ideas; and help build upon the growing interest in coding and creativity in learning communities around the world.  Responsibilities include planning and developing Scratch-related tools and activities that enable creative learning opportunities in museums, schools, and other learning environments; developing new hardware tools for exploring various Scratch-related tools and activities, strategies, and topics; facilitating LLK's collaboration with partner organizations to support children's learning through play in formal and informal learning settings; conducting research to identify strategies for developing and implementing LLK research-based initiatives; organizing and facilitating creative learning workshops around Scratch-related tools and activities; supporting LLK graduate student research through software and hardware development; collaborating on organizing conference sessions/gatherings to share LLK’s approach, programs, and resources; and other duties as assigned.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  at least three years’ experience developing Scratch software and hardware extensions; bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in education, learning sciences, or related discipline; excellent written and spoken communication skills; and an understanding of constructionist educational approaches.  Must have experience with the following:  Scratch 3.0 codebase; planning, managing, and leading learning experiences in formal and informal learning environments; JavaScript, React, embedded systems programming, and web development; designing and implementing electronics prototypes; facilitating creative learning initiatives for students with diverse backgrounds; leading educational activities using the Scratch programming language and online community; coordinating and developing research partnerships; and conducting educational research and writing publications.  Job #18074-8

This is a temporary, one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.