Software Developer, Interactive Design @ Embodied Inc. - Pasadena, CA

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2 months ago

Software Developer, Interactive Design

Embodied Inc. - Pasadena, CA

Embodied, Inc. is a technology company founded by veteran roboticist Paolo Pirjanian (iRobot, Evolution Robotics) with the conviction that the next big wave of technology will be driven by human-machine interfaces that are socially aware and intelligent.

Embodied’s veteran team of technologists, neuroscientists, child development specialists, and creative storytellers have been entirely reinventing human-machine interaction to enable realistic and intuitive interactions similar to humans. Through extensive research, they developed a breakthrough technology platform, SocialX™, that incorporates advanced AI and machine-learning to support fluid conversation, body language, eye contact, and emotions.

The first iteration of this technology is Moxie™, an animated companion for children developed to help promote social, emotional, and cognitive learning. Recognized by TIME magazine as one of the Best Inventions of 2020, Moxie™ has been called “the robot pal you dreamed of as a kid” (Wired Magazine), “the robot that could be your child’s or parent’s new best friend” (Fast Company), and “a technically impressive childhood robot” (TechCrunch). You can learn all about Moxie™ and see how Embodied (one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2021) works at: embodied.com


Position Summary

We are looking for an open-minded creative team player to contribute to a revolutionary robot experience for children by developing and scaling unique content design and development for Moxie. Embodied is looking to add a talented, technically skilled, and creative SW Developer, Interactive Design that works on the interface between the technical implementation and creative design of human robot interaction.


Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the development of our interactive conversational engine and authoring environment.
  • Develop software for robot control and communication between modules.
  • Create fun and interactive activities that delight the users within the capabilities and leverage the sensory information of the robot.
  • Integrate and implement authored and designed content within the robot system.
  • Actively participate in testing and debugging the behavior of the robot.
  • Work collaboratively with:
    • Creative team of writers, UX designers, and animators to develop engaging multimodal content
    • Domain experts to implement interactive and conversational features and behaviors

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated programming skills in python, or C++.
  • Ability to tackle complex technical problems with creative solutions.
  • Excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills: In this role, you will need to communicate clearly, and coordinate complex tasks among teams with diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Track record in developing interactive technologies leveraging conversation, computer vision, speech or voice as the primary input modality.
  • Experience in development, production, and shipping of interactive games/consumer products.
  • Experience in development within large software systems (Agile development, Git, Jira, etc.).

At Embodied, we support diversity and we are an equal opportunity workplace. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes compensation, health benefits, employee stock options, 401(k) match, flexible PTO, and flexible schedules. We are a dynamic and diverse team that likes to push the status quo.

Location: Pasadena, CA. But exceptional remote applicants may be considered.

Contact us at: [email protected]

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