Want to build the "Siri for Education?" Cognii's mission is to transform education with the help of artificial intelligence technologies. We are seeking bright and talented team members for engineering, business development and product marketing positions.

Cognii's award winning Virtual Learning Assistant technology provides automated assessment of students' open-response answers and AI based virtual personalized tutoring that guides students towards conceptual mastery. As education moves online, assessment and feedback have been identified as the main challenges to making online education successful. Cognii team has developed the conversational AI and Natural Language Processing technologies optimized for the education market and has already shown successful market traction.

The engineering and research team works on natural language processing and machine learning technologies for educational assessments. You will have the opportunity to work with the experienced team towards developing compelling products and solutions for our growing customer demand.

NLP Research Engineer, multiple positions

As a member of our research engineering team, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Design and implement NLP algorithms for educational assessments
  • Semantic modeling of textual data
  • Write scripts and tools for performance analysis
  • Maintain and update the system
  • Contribute to technical documentation of system modules and results

You should have experience and background in following areas with a strong commitment to developing practical applications

  • natural language understanding
  • statistical machine learning
  • syntactic and semantic analysis
  • textual entailment and assessment
  • large scale data modeling
  • information extraction and filtering
  • educational technology experience is a plus

Cognii provides the opportunity for research and development of some of the most challenging problems in natural language processing and computer science. If you feel that writing programs to process a few words long input is boring and want the challenge of extracting meaning from a paragraph length input, then Cognii would love to talk to you!

Desired Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in computer science or related discipline
  • Strong background in statistical modeling, NLP and machine learning
  • Proficiency with C/C++, Java, Ruby/Python, Matlab/Octave, Shell scripting
  • Familiarity with SQL, Git, AWS EC2
  • Experience in analyzing data using statistical/psychometric techniques
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and apply a wide range of technologies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

System Architect

We are looking for a talented back-end engineer to design our scalable web services architecture for real-time natural language processing based educational assessments. Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement the scalable web service RESTful API
  • Data pipeline workflow optimization
  • Write different scripts and tools to analyze the usage data
  • Maintenance and bug-fixes of the system
  • Contribute to technical documentation of data analysis systems, solutions and results

Desired Qualifications:

  • MS in computer science or related discipline
  • 2+ Years of experience working in web scale system engineering
  • RESTful API design
  • Extensive experience programming in C/C++, Java, Rails, Sinatra
  • Proficiency with SQL, Ruby, Python, Shell scripting, Git, AWS EC2
  • Server design and configuration
  • Load balance and monitoring
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and apply a wide range of technologies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with natural language processing or machine learning is a plus

Director of Sales and Marketing

We are looking for senior executives to grow the K-12, Higher Ed and Corporate Training businesses of Cognii, the leading provider of Artificial Intelligence powered educational technologies.

This position offers an opportunity to be in the driver's seat of scaling a rapidly growing business. You'll work directly with the company's founding management team to position, market and sell cutting edge edtech solutions to higher ed institutes and partners developing online programs. In addition to being responsible for selling activities, you'll develop sales and marketing materials, create and hone product offerings, refine pricing and design processes to scale the business.


  • Develop sales strategies and campaigns for different segments of the higher education market
  • Execute on all aspects of sales - from prospecting to ongoing relationship management
  • Develop strategic partnerships and close direct sales
  • Be a key member of team developing and testing new product and service offerings, positioning, marketing and sales collateral
  • Put the processes in place that enable sales team to scale


  • 3+ years experience in sales-related roles in edtech or AI market
  • Knowledge of the education ecosystem and the problems in learning assessment
  • Familiarity with the K-12, higher ed, corporate training and professional education markets required, including knowledge of digital learning content and platform providers
  • Entrepreneurial – relish the challenge of taking an idea from concept to realization
  • Strong work ethic, track record of high productivity
  • Operate independently, attention to detail, strong follow-through
  • Creative, innovative, holistic thinker
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
  • Team player who is excited by collaborating with and motivated to build a great business

About Company

Cognii is an educational technology startup that provides intelligent learning and assessment solutions to online education providers. Our alternative to current multiple choice based assessment helps students learn better, saves teacher's time, and lowers the cost of delivering engaging education. Cognii is based in Boston, MA. As part of the early team, you will get a significant equity based market competitive compensation and a hands-on experience working in an innovative startup environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse meritocratic environment.

Please send your application alongwith the CV or queries to jobs@cognii.com. Principals only.