Engineering Team Lead

Cortico is looking for an Engineering Team Lead to guide the building of the Local Voices Network, a platform that gathers, connects, and amplifies underheard voices from communities around the world. We are looking for somebody with experience leading highly productive teams and who is comfortable across the tech stack, particularly in the frontend. The role is best suited for someone who is passionate about building software that acts as a complement to deep human interactions.

Specifically, you’ll be working on our conversation platform that supports community organizations, journalists, local governments, and community members in gathering people together for constructive dialogue, amplifying voices from these conversations to a wider audience, and making sense of large collections of public conversation data through analytic listening.

As a member of the Cortico engineering team, you will be working with a large corpus of audio and transcript data from facilitated conversations. In the past three years, we have collected, transcribed, and indexed conversations involving over 10K people in partnership with over 100 local, global, and media partners. Cortico has done this in tight collaboration with the MIT Center for Constructive Communication, which houses researchers and experts in areas from natural language processing to political science. The work that Cortico engages in with MIT is at the intersection of human computer interaction, civic engagement, and machine learning. This combination of research and deployment is uniquely situated to push the frontier of what digital democracy and civic participation could be.

You will be managing a team of engineers, as well as working closely with our Product Manager to plan sprints and our Senior Director of Partnerships to ensure proper communication of technical developments. You will also be coordinating with the MIT team on integrations and research. You can expect to spend ~25-40% of your time managing and the rest of your time contributing to the codebase.

The compensation range for this role is $130,000 – $150,000 and we have competitive benefits which can be found here. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor visas at this time.

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