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

Software Developer, Interactive Design

We are reinventing robotics! Come join our rapidly growing team of dreamers and makers who care deeply about each other and team culture. Embodied is a highly dynamic workplace with a passionate team that is not afraid to challenge the status quo.



Embodied’s mission is to create robots that help people reach their full potential! Our first product Moxie, is a lovable, lifelike, animated character that uses our breakthrough SocialX technology platform to help promote social, emotional, and cognitive learning. Moxie has been called “the robot pal you dreamed of as a kid” (Wired Magazine), “the sophisticated robot for the curious child” (Wallpaper Magazine), and “a technically impressive childhood robot” (TechCrunch).



From the heart of Pasadena in sunny Los Angeles, California, our diverse team of engineers, therapists, and designers is inventing the next level of robots that know how to create an emotional connection with users using body language, realistic eye contact, and fluid conversation to revolutionize the way we can interact with robots and provide care to families in need.



We are backed by some of the most prominent investors including Intel Capital, Toyota, Amazon, Sony, and institutional VCs from LA and Silicon Valley.



Join us on this bold mission to challenge the status quo and put a dent in the universe.



COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.


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.

  • 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

  • A team of top frontend and backend engineers to improve user experience

  • Domain experts to implement interactive and conversational features and behaviors


Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science, Technical Game Design, or similar

  • Demonstrated programming skills in C++, C#, or Unity

  • Ability to tackle complex technical problems with creative solutions

  • Track record of projects that combine software development with creative design in Games, AR, VR, or similar

  • 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.
Contact us at: [email protected]