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 Senior Machine Learning Scientist will lead the modeling research and development efforts. The ideal candidate has a deep mathematical understanding of machine learning (particularly for modeling complex temporal data), is currently active in research and development of deep neural network technologies using cutting-edges methods and has a clear track-record for advancing the state-of-the-art in this area. This position is suited to a person who has already made a major impact in mature machine learning based technologies (e.g., automatic speech recognition, natural language processing) and who is excited by the prospect of breaking ground in a new and related area.


  • Modeling architecture designs for delivering data/signal-based product features
  • Robust and generalizable behavioral inference algorithms that advance the state-of-the-art
  • Well-crafted, maintainable, and performant machine learning code
  • Clear, reproducible algorithm specifications


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Math or Statistics
  • 5 years post-Ph.D. experience working in machine learning
  • Minimum of 2 years industry experience
  • Expert in modeling temporal and sequential data using recurrent neural networks (RNNs)
  • Strong communication skills


  • 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
  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies
  • Ability to collaborate with other data-scientists and 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: Senior 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.