ObEN is Hiring 37 Resources in Pasadena

Pasadena-based AI tech company ObEN is hiring 37 talent to join its team.  You’ll be working in small, agile teams (alongside world-class researchers in areas of speech, computer vision, machine learning, NLP, and blockchain).

Founded in 2014, ObEN is a Softbank Ventures Korea and HTC Vive X portfolio company and is located inside of Bill Gross think tank, Idealab. ObEN creates virtual identities for consumers and celebrities in the emerging digital world. ObEN provides Personal AI that simulates a person’s voice, face and personality, enabling never before possible social and virtual interactions.

Engineering Jobs

  1. Blockchain Engineer
    • Design and build the back-end blockchain functionality for ObEN’s online/mobile applications
  2. Full Stack Engineer
    • Design and build new applications, features, functionality, writing APIs, scalability, and maintainability improvements for ObEN’s innovative platforms
  3. Javascript Developer
    • Design and build new applications, features, functionality, scalability, and maintainability improvements for the WeChat mini program platform
  4. Lead DevOps Engineer
    • You’ll join a high-growth, agile engineering team focused on bringing cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence products to market
    • Working in a fault-tolerant, highly-scalable/available, high-traffic environment
  5. Sr. Full Stack Engineer
    • Responsible for building and extending our APIs (VR/AR/AI) and services for ObEN’s native iOS/Android applications and mobile/desktop web applications
  6. Sr. IOS Developer
    • Responsible for the development and maintenance of applications aimed at a range of iOS devices including mobile phones and tablets
  7. Sr. QA Engineer
    • Responsible to create and implement quality best practices processes and maintain test automation frameworks, and develop tools to ensure ObEN deliver an optimal end-user experience product
  8. Sr. Unity Developer
    • Responsible for the development and maintenance of mobile, browser and pc-based applications (VR/AR/AI) and their integration with back-end services

Machine Learning Jobs

  1. Deep Learning Scientist
    • Design, develop, configure and optimize deep neural networks for various tasks such as detection and classification
    • PhD, M.Sc. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Econometrics
  2. Machine Learning Engineer
    • Implementing ML models proposed and guided by ML Research Scientists and collaborating with other team members for data collection and pre-processing, and post-processing of data
    • MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or other related fields
  3. Machine Learning Research Director
    • Responsible for supervising research scientists and engineers, providing feedback for projects using ML, including those in other teams, developing and shaping ML projects with respect to the company’s needs, and managing the ML team
    • PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or related field
  4. Machine Learning Research Scientist
    • Developing novel ML models for projects in the company, like a new TTS model, implementing and improving proposed/existing ML models, and supervising and providing feedback to ML engineers for projects using ML, including those in other teams.
    • PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or related field
  5. Machine Learning Scientist With Audio DSP Background
    • Provide technical expertise and execution know-how to the design of machine learning algorithms/solutions to solve ultra-challenging problems
    • Doctorate (Preferred) or Masters degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Applied Physics, Applied Statistics or in Engineering
  6. ML Engineer for NLP in Chinese
    • Create the best Machine Translation solutions for ObEN’s algorithms in Chinese
    • Proficiency in Java/Android, Objective C/iOS, javascript, C#/Unity3D
    • Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English
  7. ML Engineer for NLP in English
    • Create the best Machine Translation solutions for ObEN’s algorithms in English
    • M.Sc. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Physics, High proficiency in C++
  8. ML Engineer for NLP In Japanese
    • Create the best Machine Translation solutions for ObEN’s algorithms in English
    • Experience with data-driven statistical or machine learning methods.
    • Fluent in Japanese and English
  9. ML Engineer for NLP In Korean
    • Create the best Machine Translation solutions for ObEN’s algorithms in English
    • M.Sc. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Physics, High proficiency in C++
    • Fluent in Korean and English

Computer Vision, Art, NLP Jobs

  1. Computer Vision Research Engineer
    • Develop impactful and innovative computer vision technologies; Work closely with research scientists to deeply understand the developed research prototypes and transform them into production
  2. Computer Vision Research Scientist
    • Literature review and discussion with peer researchers to define clear research problems and propose novel solutions
  3. Senior Rigging Artist (Contractor)
    • Creating and developing fast elegant character rigs using Maya and proprietary tools. Working with modeling and animation departments to facilitate articulate realistic appealing characters.
  4. Chatbot Engineer
    • Build, improve and extend chatbot capabilities for ObEN’s Full Stack Personal AI. Produce deliverable results and take them from development to production in collaboration with our engineers
  5. Natural Language Processing Engineer
    • Build, improve and extend NLP capabilities for ObEN’s Full Stack AI. Research and evaluate new/different approaches to NLP problems
  6. Research Scientist (NLP)
    • Conduct research to advance the state-of-the-art technology in NLP and deep learning, like dialogue systems

Speech Jobs

  1. Research Linguist (Japanese)
    • Design schemas and label/tag sets to annotate recordings and text with phonetic, prosodic, semantic, and syntactic features
  2. Speech Research Scientist (ASR)
    • Develop and extend ObEN’s proprietary ASR systems for different languages (English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese), in view of improving the robustness against environmental and channel distortion
  3. Speech Research Scientist (Prosody Modeling)
    • Develop a new prosody models for different languages (Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean) to improve the naturalness and the similarity of the synthesized voice and to allow better control of its expressivity
  4. Speech Research Scientist (Singing Voice Synthesis)
    • Develop and improve ObEN’s virtual singing voice technology based on a novel voice model with improved glottal source modelingl
  5. Speech Research Scientist (Speech Synthesis)
    • Develop and extend ObEN’s glottal source model, in view of improving the quality, flexibility and control (e.g. voice quality, expressivity) of ObEN’s speech and singing voice synthesis system
  6. Speech Research Scientist (Text-to-Speech)
    • Develop and extend ObEN’s proprietary TTS system, in view of improving the quality and the naturalness of the synthesized voice as well as the similarity to the target voice and reducing the amount of data for speaker adaptation

Marketing, Product Jobs

  1. Community Manager (Korean Market)
    • Help build and grow a strong community in ObEN’s Korean market; someone who is passionate about advanced technology and possess superior communication skills
  2. Director of Marketing (AI & Blockchain)
    • Lead ObEN’s global marketing efforts. Develop, plan, and budget marketing initiatives that will drive the company’s strategic growth and community expansion across key verticals and operating regions
  3. Enterprise Product Manager
    • Lead product ideation, technical development, product testing, and product launch processes for ObEN’s products
  4. Marketing Associate (Blockchain)
    • Develop content for various internal and external communications, including blogs, social, and community engagement
  5. Marketing Associate (Japanese)
    • Develop content for various internal and external communications – Staying current with tech industry news and trends, especially for the Japanese community
  6. Marketing Associate (Korean)
    • Develop content for various internal and external communications – Staying current with tech industry news and trends, especially for the Korean community
  7. Product Designer
    • Create UX designs, including wireframes, storyboard, and prototypes during ideation and development phases.
    • Establish best practices and methodologies on how designs are documented and communicated
  8. Senior Product Manager
    • Lead the ideation, planning, technical development, product analytics, and launch of innovative Personal AI-based products

Benefits + Perks

  • Lunch, Dinner, Snacks & Bagel Mondays
  • Weekly Chair Massages and Yoga – NICE!
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K Plans
  • Open Vacation Policy
  • Company Happy Hours, Hikes & Retreats
  • Competitive Salary and Generous Stock Options

 

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