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C++ Engineer

​​​​About Affectiva:

Affectiva is an MIT Media Lab spin-off focused understanding human emotion. Our vision is that technology needs the ability to sense, adapt and respond to not just commands but also nonverbal signals. We are building artificial emotional intelligence (Emotion AI).

As you can imagine, such an ambitious vision takes an outstanding team with a strong desire to explore and innovate. We are growing our team to improve and expand our core technologies and help solve many unique and interesting problems focused around sensing, understanding and adapting to human emotion.

Our first technology measures human emotion through sensing and analyzing facial expressions. This technology is already being used commercially in a number of different verticals and use cases, and has been released to the public in the form of SDKs so that developers around the world can begin to use it to create a new breed of apps, websites and experiences


The Work:


You will be a member of the engineering team at Affectiva with a focus on embedded automotive products. You will develop code enabling cars to respond to occupant emotions. You will work closely with your teammates to roll out new AI products and capabilities.


This is a great opportunity to craft solutions never built before and shape the future of the automotive in cabin experience.




  • 5+ years of professional software development
  • 3+ years of professional C++ programming
  • Solid experience developing on Linux


Other Useful Skills and Experience:

  • Experience deploying products in automobiles
  • Experience in optimizing code to reduce size, memory/CPU utilization
  • Experience using automated tools for unit testing, performance testing, and static/dynamic analysis
  • Experience developing libraries/SDKs
  • Experience with build systems, especially Jenkins
  • Experience with Docker
  • Multi-platform development, particularly Linux/Windows/Android
  • Programming experience in Python
  • Multi-core programming experience
  • Machine Learning or Computer Vision Backgrounds are a plus
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with a consistent track record of success at startups


Company Benefits:

  • Full time positions located in Downtown Boston
  • Competitive benefits package including: health, dental, vision, life-insurance, long-term and short-term disability
  • 401K matching
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Casual startup office culture, collaborative office space
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Complimentary snacks and drinks, and weekly team lunch


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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