Why work at Cogito?

Cogito is a fast growing, venture-backed software company located in the heart of Boston.
Here, you will be surrounded by smart, innovative, caring people who are proud of the difference our technology makes.

Role Description:

The Machine Learning Scientist will bolster the modeling expertise and will help advance exciting, cutting-edge machine learning research projects in the Signal Processing and Data Science team at Cogito. The ideal candidate has a deep mathematical understanding of machine learning and has applied this to solving challenging problems as illustrated by their innovative Ph.D. work. This position is suited to a person who has recently completed (or is soon to complete) their Ph.D. and is excited about applying their skills to advancing the state-of-the-art in the area of affective, emotional and behavioral inference. In this position you will develop models using large and extremely unique datasets, including vast amounts of annotated audio and mobile-trace data from call-center and healthcare contexts.


  • Modeling research designs and experimental model architectures for development of signal-based product features
  • Robust and generalizable behavioral inference algorithms that advance the state-of-the-art product
  • Well-crafted, maintainable, and performant machine learning code
  • Clear, reproducible algorithm specifications


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Math or Statistics (recent graduate or Ph.D. under review)
  • Expert in modeling temporal and sequential data using recurrent neural networks (RNNs, LSTMs)
  • Recent high impact publication record
  • Strong communication skills


  • Required:
    • Expert knowledge of existing deep learning frameworks (e.g., Theano, TensorFlow)
    • Scientific and numerical programming in Python (and ideally also in R)
    • Strong bash/shell scripting
    • Proficient working with UNIX operating systems
    • Fluency with revision control, including distributed revision control and
    • Git in particular
    • Ability to collaborate with other data and machine learning scientists, as well as software engineers on model requirements and design


  • Your choice of comprehensive benefits for you and your family’s health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.
  • Bi-weekly catered lunch and live product demos.
  • 401(k) retirement plan options
  • Ongoing professional development and cross-training.
  • Vacation time and 11 company holidays (yes, Patriot’s Day is a holiday).
  • Company paid parental leave upon hire.
  • Competitive pay, stock options, and annual bonus eligibility.
  • Casual dress and fun office atmosphere.
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits.
  • Weekly groceries stocked in the kitchen.
  • Office location in the heart of Boston with convenience to the MBTA lines.
  • Work at the cutting edge of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Ready to apply? Please email cover letter and resume/CV:

Subject: Machine Learning Scientist

Cogito is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.