Build Engineer

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:


Position Summary

Embodied is looking to add a talented Build Engineer to our growing technical team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support, improve and maintain our automated process for application builds, tools builds, and assets integration on both macOS and Linux
  • Load balance and support software CI/CD for developers and customers
  • Maintain in-house server farm for testing and build automation
  • Maintain cloud build and deployment pipelines to Google services 
  • Mentor developers and game designers on best practices for creating a robust, testable software development environment
  • Develop and maintain software development workflows across multiple disciplines
  • Work collaboratively with:
    • High level application developers
    • Cloud engineers
    • OS, Firmware and software engineers
    • Game designers and artists


Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years professional experience as a build engineer
  • Excellent scripting skills in shell, Python, or Java
  • Excellent knowledge of Linux and macOS
  • Excellent knowledge of version control systems, specially git, and associated development workflows
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployments systems such as Jenkins and CircleCI
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with an interdisciplinary team
  • Bachelor’s degree


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with mobile platforms (Android/iOS), embedded systems (e.g., Raspberry Pi), and/or robots
  • Experience with cloud platforms (e.g. Google Cloud)
  • Experience with containerization technologies (e.g Docker, Kubernetes)


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.

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