Transforming Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging
with Devices, Deep Learning, and the Cloud.


How the Age of Machine Consciousness is Transforming Our Lives


  • Date and Time: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Location: Trump SoHo (SoHo Ballroom), 246 Spring Street , New York, NY
  • A cocktail reception in the SoHi room will follow the panel discussion and will provide a chance to meet our expert panel and learn more about career opportunities at 4Combinator

  • The expert panel includes:
      • David Ferrucci – Former VP of Watson Technologies who led development of the AI system that beat Jeopardy’s best
      • Max Tegmark – MIT professor and author of “The Mathematical Universe” and “Consciousness as a State of Matter”
      • Jonathan Rothberg – Inventor of high-speed DNA sequencing. His latest venture, 4Combinator, is transforming medicine by integrating devices, deep learning and cloud computing


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Transforming Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging with Devices, Deep Learning, and the Cloud. Butterfly Network operates at the intersection of engineering and medicine by bringing together world-class talent in computer science, physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and medicine. The company is privately held and well-funded by a group of extraordinarily successful entrepreneurs. We are in the enviable position of being able to focus 100% of our efforts on product and intellectual property development rather than fundraising.

Butterfly Network is creating an entirely new approach to observe and heal the human body and couple it with deep learning and the cloud to enable insights that will profoundly impact society. We seek the talent of truly gifted, self-starting and driven individuals to help advance this mission.


We understand that success requires being at the right place at the right time, surrounding yourself with the right people, and having the resources to get the job done. Butterfly provides a stimulating environment full of smart, highly committed individuals who are given the freedom, ownership, and resources to solve the most difficult problems in medical imaging. As we are developing entirely new approaches you will have opportunities to do prize-winning science and publish your high-impact work in top-tier journals.

We seek accomplished, passionate, creative individuals to join our team. If you have demigod-like abilities in electrical engineering, mixed-signal ASIC design, microfabrication, deep learning, cloud computing, or hold any dual degree with distinction along with computer science please contact us and help “put a dent in the universe”!

Resumes should be sent to Please include the position title in the subject line of the message. In addition to submitting your resume, please have 2 references with whom you have worked extensively send a recommendation directly to This can be in the form of a short simple email letting us know how good you are at what you do and ideally contain that you rank in the “top X percent” against others with the same or similar function. These should be individuals that have hired and/or supervised many others with your expertise. To ensure the recommendations are received on your behalf the subject is to read “Recommendation for [applicant name]“.

Please see 4Combinator for additional opportunities.

NOTE TO RECRUITERS: Butterfly Network does not accept resumes submitted by, or candidates referred from, external agencies by any means (including but not limited to via the Internet, email, fax, U.S. mail and/or verbal communications). Any third-party resume forwarded by such recruiters will be treated as a direct application and shall be deemed to be the property of the Company, and the Company reserves the right to contact the candidate directly and the recruiter will not receive any compensation from the Company.

Cloud Engineer – Backend : Skills & Experience

• 3 or more years of experience creating immersive web-applications
• Experience with frameworks such as Django, Rails, and Flask
• Experience designing and creating sophisticated HTML5 web and mobile applications
• Experience with C++11 and object-oriented software design
• Experience in cross-platform software development
• Comfortable with entire application life-cycle and experience supporting custom developed systems

Cloud Engineer – Front End : Skills & Experience

• 3 or more years of experience creating immersive web-applications
• Extensive Experience with frameworks such D3, JQuery, node.js, and AngularJS
• Experience designing and creating sophisticated HTML5 web and mobile applications
• Comfortable with entire application life-cycle and experience supporting custom developed systems

Cloud Engineer – Dev Ops : Skills & Experience

• 3 or more years of experience developing flexible cloud-based computing environments
• Extensive experience with virtualization and cloud computing leveraging AWS
• Comfortable with Linux system administration
• Experience with scripting, management, and automation tools such as bash, Python, Perl, Chef Jenkins, and Bamboo
• Experience developing high availability systems and software for fault-intolerant applications such as medicine, scientific computing, aerospace, and finance


Guilford, CT and New York, NY

Skills & Experience

• Design and layout of high voltage circuits, low-power and low-noise analog front-ends, robust differential circuits, and high speed digital designs
• CMOS sensors, ADC, and high-speed CMOS/BiCMOS transceivers
• Mixed-mode process nodes from 0.35um to deep submicron;
• High-precision/high-speed analog mixed-signal circuit design, Custom circuit design and simulation tools, Cadence Skill language, Cadence Ocean simulation language, Python, Verilog, Verilog-A, place and route tools, ATPG;
• Must have completed multiple tapeouts: analog, mixed-mode, digital;
• Understands IO frame and pitch requirements, power rail routings, IO abutment rules and requirements, bondpad layout, EM and IR considerations, DFM;
• Understands basic ESD and latchup layout design considerations;
• Expert in Unix, GNU/Linux with refined admin and software skills;


Guilford, CT and New York, NY

Skills & Experience

• Passion to create efficient, elegant, and scalable code
• Deep understanding of C++11 and object-oriented software design
• Cross-platform (OS X, Windows, Linux) and mobile app development
• Software for fault-intolerant applications – medicine, scientific computing, aerospace, finance
• Strong background in data structures, algorithms, and software architecture
Experience with GUI design and development, Qt/QML, Boost, and OpenGL
• Experience with Java, Python, Perl, embedded c, or Objective-C


Guilford, CT and New York, NY

Skills & Experience

• Experience with independently developing software related to deep learning
• Familiarity with concepts such as convolutional nets, restricted Boltzmann machines or active contour models
• Familiarity with tools such as Theano, pylearn2, Torch7, or caffe
• Familiarity with image recognition, localization and detection
• Prior experience with medical imaging data or genomics is preferred


Guilford, CT and New York, NY

Skills & Experience

• Experience in the design and fabrication of mixed signal, high speed circuit boards.
• Experience with embedded microprocessors, memory systems, analog circuits, schematic capture and hi-speed PCB layout.
• Ability to work in cross-functional teams.
• Advanced troubleshooting & problem solving skills.
• FPGA design experience, Verilog/VHDL
• 5+ years hardware or electrical engineering experience


Guilford, CT

Skills & Experience

• M.S. or Ph.D. in Physics or Electrical Engineering with Digital Signal Processing
• Scripting languages (Perl, Unix shell, Python, etc).
• Digital Signal Processing, Synthetic Aperture Radar and Remote Sensing.
• Strong mathematical understanding of scattering phenomena, wave equations, material physical properties.
• Radar phenomenology to include Synthetic Aperture Radar, GMTI, Doppler, Auto-focus, iterative-based solutions, multi-static, and pulse scheduling
• Algorithm science, research, and development
• MATLAB prototyping and C++ and GPU implementations


Guilford, CT

Skills & Experience

• Deep knowledge of parallel algorithm optimization and computer architecture
• Experience with C, C++, and object-oriented software design
• Experience creating scalable algorithms for platforms ranging from mobile consumer devices to high-end compute servers
• Familiarity with linear algebra, signal processing, and image formation
• Experience with GPU-based high-performance computing (OpenCL or Cuda)


Guilford, CT and New York, NY


Devices + Deep Learning + Cloud


Democratizing imaging


Novel insights


Universal access

“This is the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever seen!”

“I feel like I’m in Star Wars!”

“I would have never imagined this was possible.”

“This will revolutionize surgery.”

“This is the coolest thing I’ve seen in years!”


-Internationally Recognized Medical Thought Leaders


Jonathan Rothberg

Chairman, Product Architect, & Chief Executive Officer

Founder Ion Torrent, RainDance, 454 Life Sciences, ClariFi, CuraGen

Gregg Fergus

Board Member & Chief Commercial Officer

President of Ion Torrent, Executive in Residence at Baird, Sr VP Affymetrix

Maneesh Jain

President & Chief Operating Officer

VP Ion Torrent (Life Technologies), Founder Auriphex (Illumina), ParAllele (Affymetrix)


Max Tegmark – MIT Professor of Physics
Ron Walsworth – Harvard Senior Lecturer, Physics
Pierre Khuri-Yakub – Stanford Professor of Electrical Engineering
Charles Sodini – MIT LeBei Professor of Electrical Engineering


Change the world


New York Office

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