Senior Full Stack Engineer

Perceptive Automata

Boston, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 12/31/2020
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 230 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA, 02143

About Perceptive Automata

Perceptive Automata was founded by a team of Harvard and MIT neuroscientists, computer vision researchers, software engineers, and machine learning experts to solve what is often described as the hardest problem for automated driving: reading the state of mind of humans for the safe large-scale rollout of automated vehicles (L2-L5).

Job Description

At Perceptive Automata, we use our understanding of human behavior, computer vision, and machine learning to make autonomous vehicles safer for people on and near the road.

We are looking for an experienced software engineer to help develop, extend, and maintain our data collection, aggregation, and annotation platform. We’re a rapidly growing startup with a steadily growing volume of data coming through the pipeline used to train and validate our machine learning models. In this role, you will play a critical role in helping to scale the platform to support that growth.

Strongly Preferred Skills & Background:

  • B.S. in computer science or equivalent practical experience
  • 4+ years experience with full-stack web development
  • Strong Python programming skills
  • Well-versed in full stack development architecture and design best practices, including REST API, micro services, Flask
  • Experience with javascript and modern front end frameworks, preferably React
  • Experience with PostgreSQL or other relational databases using both raw SQL queries and ORM
  • Solid software design skills and experience writing well-tested and scalable code
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Eagerness to learn and master new skills

Also Helpful:

  • Experience with AWS, including EC2, S3, and RDS
  • Experience with automated testing tools such as Selenium


  • Year-End week-long shutdown, 3 weeks paid vacation & 11 holidays
  • 100% Premium paid health insurance
  • Monthly transit or parking benefit provided by Perceptive Automata
  • Flexible spending & dependent care accounts
  • Health care reimbursement account (50% or more of your deductible covered by Perceptive Automata) 
  • Eye & dental insurance
  • Flexible maternal & paternal leave
  • Equity-based compensation
  • Efficient 401K plan


  • Modern urban office space with natural light and greenery
  • Lunch provided daily by local restaurants
  • Unlimited healthy snacks & beverages
  • Journal clubs, guest speakers & learning opportunities
  • In-office gaming, board games & books
  • Office lending library
  • Company outings
  • Diverse events organized by team members on an ad-hoc basis 

Company Overview:

Perceptive Automata is a machine learning and computer vision company started by Harvard and MIT scientists that is developing a novel approach to help make autonomous vehicles safer for others on (or near) the road. We are supported by top Silicon Valley investors and global car makers and are growing rapidly in response to increasing demand for this technology.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.