Prototype Manager

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Prototype Manager

  • Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Cambridge, MA
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Prototype Manager

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Cambridge, MA
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: October 29, 2023
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Job TitlePrototype Manager

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Staff

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Location Cambridge, MA

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Contact Name Heather Pierce

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


The MIT Center for Constructive Communication (CCC), based at the MIT Media Lab and in collaboration with the non-profit Cortico, leverages data-driven analytics to better understand current social and mass media ecosystems and designs new tools and communication networks to foster constructive dialogue, listening, and bridging across divides.


We seek a prototype manager to manage the entire prototyping lifecycle, including identifying promising research concepts; devising lightweight experimental prototypes; and validating candidates for integration into production software, working across multiple projects at different stages.  Responsibilities include collaborating with researchers, designers, software engineers at CCC  Cortico, and external stakeholders to define the scope for, design, develop, and test research prototypes in real-life contexts and incorporate feedback and insights based on field pilot learnings; supporting translation of prototype into production-ready systems; carrying out user research and designing human-centered solutions; managing communications across all prototype stakeholders; and facilitating and planning the agenda and content of prototype-related meetings.

A full description is available here.


  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred)
  • At least two years of product management or related experience building and shipping technology products at scale in collaboration with engineers, designers, and end users
  • Adept at collecting information needed to make difficult prioritization decisions
  • Experience collecting and synthesizing feedback
  • Leadership and cross-functional collaboration skills
  • Ability to create clarity and drive focus in complex and dynamic contexts
  • Excellent and flexible communication skills
  • Ability to quickly sketch/wireframe UI concepts
  • Appreciation for visual design and the end-user experience
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to a wide variety of challenges and asks from the team

Interested candidates may apply online at  Please reference job number 23189.


Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin.  See MIT’s full policy on nondiscrimination.

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