Tools Engineer [Python]

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, technically skilled, and creative Tools Engineer [Python] to contribute to a revolutionary robot experience for children.  


Responsibilities include:

  • Optimize python compiler for our internal authoring environments.
  • Improve unit tests to help maintain the overall health of various build systems.
  • Automate validation checks along the pipeline in a clear and efficient manner.
  • Develop solutions to increase iteration speed and ease UX for the authoring team.
  • Provide strong foundational APIs to bolster pipeline efficiency and flexibility.
  • Support authoring teams to create and test robot content.
  • Support a range of Python versions 3.6.x-3.9.x.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, or 3+ years of professional tools development experience.
  • 3+ years of professional experience using python in a production environment.
  • Familiarity with source code management workflows (git).
  • Experience in development within large software systems (Agile development, Jira, etc.).
  • Ability to tackle complex technical problems with creative solutions.
  • 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

  • Professional experience in C++, C#, or Java.
  • Experience supporting macOS and Windows platforms.
  • Experience delivering python desktop applications.


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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