Full-Stack AI Resident

Job Posted 8/23/2023
1X Technologies AS
Bay Area, CA 94043
United States
Category Software Jobs
Job Description

Job description

Targeted start date: Immediately. 

The AI residency role involves developing full-stack infrastructure for simulation, data management, and learning. This work is like building a self-driving car - and all the technical challenges that it entails - except that the robot must also deliberately come into contact with the world (when manipulating objects and doors). This is a fixed term role, intended for candidates to work on the full-stack AI system. Outstanding residents may be offered a full-time employment offer after the term ends.

1X designs androids built to benefit society. Since 2014, we’ve been building androids with the product design mindset of safety first, balanced performance, and smart behavior. Our mission is to build androids that work alongside people to meet the world’s labor demand and build an abundant society. Our wheeled model, EVE, is engineered to work with you, from guarding to logistics, and our bipedal model, NEO, is designed to become a general-purpose android, with a broad deployment in various applications, and, eventually, assisted living.

Founded in Moss, Norway, 1X has grown into an international team with offices around the globe. 1X envisions a bright new future: humans and androids, working and learning, Side by Side.

Why this job is exciting

  • Your role on the team will be to scale up imitation learning and sim2real algorithms on state-of-the-art hardware

  • You will get to deploy code to a hundred robots at customer sites

  • We aim to (1) double the number of tasks the robot can perform and (2) half the error rate on existing tasks, quarter over quarter
  • The team works closely together to scale up a single approach to a production-ready system, rather than publishing research papers


  • Day to day: scale up datasets used for training end-to-end navigation and manipulation
  • Build the “data engine” (frontend UI and backend) to review logs, clean, and label data
  • Upgrade the simulation stack into a platform to test end-to-end door opening and navigation product in simulation 
  • Minimize sim-to-real gap to reduce development iteration time
  • Work with our robot operations team to test out research ideas in sim and real world

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience or equivalent
  • Proficiency working with large codebases in Python, including testing
  • Ability to rapidly prototype ideas in code in an independent manner
  • Familiarity with basics of linear algebra and supervised machine learning
  • Experience with Deep Learning Frameworks (Pytorch, TF, JAX, etc.)

Qualities we're looking for:

  • Fast thinker and learner
  • Highly independent code contributor
  • Capable of performing world-class machine learning research but willing to work on infra and operational scaling of the fleet when needed
  • Good judgement in scoping research problems and infrastructure
  • Perseverance

Added Bonuses:

  • Robotics and ROS experience
  • Full-stack web development (e.g. Vue.js, serverless application design, SQL or other databases)
  • Has built large programming projects on their own for fun (e.g. open source projects)


The target compensation range for this role is US$ 8,000 to 12,000 per month.

Interview process

Introduction Stage - we have initial conversations to get to know you better

  • [30m] Recruiter Screen with Win Yu
  • [45m] Hiring Manager Screen with a AI team

Team Interview Stage - we then dive into your experience in more depth and introduce you to members of the team. This is also the stage where you will do your take-home challenge

  • [90m] Technical Deep-Dive conversation with the AI team

Final Interview Stage - we move you to our final round

  • [15m] Role expectation management with Eric Jang
  • [30m] Conversation with CEO Bernt Øivind Børnich

Not sure if this is you?
If you’re excited about this role, but you’re not sure if you qualify, apply anyway! You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


Our new headquarter is in Moss, Norway, is a short train ride from Oslo. The facility is designed to be state-of-the-art, with a variety of 3D printers, an electronics lab, and controls test studio. 1XHQ offers food, showers, and outdoor activities. All employees are supported with a comprehensive relocation package to handle all logistics. Join us in Moss, where performance meets great company culture.

Joining our team means becoming a valued member of one of the biggest brands in humanoid robotics, where you'll play a part in shaping the future of Androids.

Working at 1X

These are the ideas that express our team’s culture and how we work:

Be Nice

Collaboration is our driving force. Our team creates an open, trusting environment where everyone can be their most creative.

Stay Smart

A world-changing team needs the brightest minds in every discipline.This is where people come to work, learn, and grow to their full potential.

Make History

Everything we do gets us closer to one ambitious vision: general-purpose androids helping people around the globe. We believe what we build today will impact generations.

1X is an inclusive and equal-opportunity employer that values diversity. We consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected class. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don't hesitate to let us know during the interview process. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

We're excited to have you on board!