Conversational AI Developer

August 7, 2019

Location: Pasadena, California


At Embodied, we are proud to be building socially assistive robots. We are creating a new product category from the ground up that values and caters to the full diversity of our consumers. 


Located in Pasadena in sunny Los Angeles, California, our diverse team is founded and led by experts in robotics, AI/ML, entertainment, and consumer electronics. We recently raised a Series A at $22M USD from Calibrate, JAZZ Ventures, Intel, Osage, Amazon, Toyota Ventures, and other investors. 


We are looking to add a talented and creative Conversational AI Developer to our growing technical team. Join our team's mission to create robots that help people reach their full potential!


 Responsibilities include:


  • Design and implement state-of-the-art conversational AI systems to enable organic,emotionally responsive conversation

  • Push the envelope on current conversational AI technology and develop new capabilities for our interactive robot platform

  • Train and/or evaluate dialog management solutions, identify errors/regressions and propose solutions

  • Work collaboratively with:

    • Domain experts to implement interactive and conversational features and behaviors

    • Creative team of writers, UX designers, and animators to develop engaging multimodal content

    • Computer vision and machine learning experts to improve and personalize user perception and experience

    • Firmware and software engineers

  • Have fun & learn while working at a startup with a great team and an incredible mission!


Minimum Qualifications:


  • 5+ years of professional experience building robust conversational AI or dialog management systems from scratch to scale

  • End-to-end experience working with conversational systems designed for voice driven interactivity

  • Experience developing and building upon existing chatbot frameworks (e.g., Chatscript,familiarity with intent-based and flow-based chatbots.

  • Experience in leveraging software for text processing and representation (e.g., NLTK,gensim, OpenNLP, CoreNLP, Lingpipe, Mallet, etc.)

  • Experience in Machine Learning techniques applied to NLP and natural language understanding problems, such as Entity Extraction and Linking, Semantic Parsing,Conversation Analysis, Speech Recognition, and Machine Translation

  • Excellent programming skills in C#, Java, and Python; comfortable with both object-oriented and procedural programming

  • Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with an interdisciplinary team



Preferred Qualifications:


  • PhD in Computational Linguistics or equivalent professional experience

  • Strong programming skills in implementing efficient algorithms for large corpus text

  • analysis, translation or context understanding

  • Experience leveraging existing databases and language corpuses for novel analyses.

  • Experience developing NLP solutions leveraging both cloud computing in conjunction

  • with edge devices

  • Experience working with mobile platforms (Android/iOS), embedded systems (e.g.

  • Raspberry Pi), and/or robots


Embodied is creating robots to help make the world a better place.  Come join us to make
an impact!


Benefits & Perks
We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health benefits, employee stock options,
401(k) with employer match, PTO, gym subsidies, catered lunches, fun company events and
flexible schedules. We are a dynamic and diverse team that likes to push the status quo. Our
work environment is results-driven, collaborative, flexible, and supportive of work-life balance.

To Apply:
Please submit cover letter, salary requirements and resume to:
Reference Code: AIDEV081910

**At Embodied, we support diversity and we are an equal opportunity workplace.**


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