Sunnyvale, CA

Business Controller

Targeted start date: Immediately. Relocation provided.

Are you passionate about driving financial and administrative success for a cutting-edge tech company that is poised to change the world? Are you an experienced Business Controller looking for an opportunity to make a significant impact and be part of an innovative team? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! As a Business Controller, you will play a pivotal role in our journey towards transforming the world through innovation. You will work close with the company’s Finance and Operations team and will report to the company’s VP of Accounting located in Norway.

1X's mission is to create an abundant supply of physical labor through safe, intelligent androids that work alongside humans. Since 2014, we’ve designed our products with large-scale manufacturing in mind, so we can produce androids at a high enough volume to meet the world’s labor demand.

Our wheeled Android EVE, is engineered to work with you, from guarding to logistics, and our bipedal model, NEO, is designed to become a household android with broad deployment in various applications. Our products will understand both natural language and physical space, so they can complete useful tasks in any environment.
We’ve established our dual HQ in San Francisco and Norway. Our positions require in-person presence to ensure effective execution and seamless collaboration in our hardware-focused environment. We value passion for our work and encourage candidates who share our dedication to join our team.



  • Lead the US company’s financial operations, including accounting processes, payroll management, and financial reporting.
  • Administer and innovate our employee benefits program, ensuring comprehensive coverage and legal compliance.
  • Drive cash flow management and forecasting, identifying trends and setting accurate projections.
  • Champion continuous process improvement to enhance efficiency and establish best practices.


  • Background in Finance, Accounting, or a related field
  • Proven experience as a Business Controller or similar role, ideally in a technology-driven organization
  • Strong knowledge of financial and administration management principles, practices, and regulatory requirements
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to understand the strategic goals of the company
  • Good understanding of IT applications in general and advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong ability to work independently and be self-driven, as well as work as part of a team
  • You are detail-oriented and organized.


  • Experience working in a company with operations in several states and/or countries
  • Experience working in a startup

Interview Process

Introduction Stage - Initial conversations to get to know you better

  • [30m] Recruiter Screen with Win Yu
  • [45m] Hiring Manager Screen with Linda Walen Arnesen 

Team Interview Stage - we then dive into your experience in more depth and introduce you to members of the team. This is also when you will do a Take-Home Challenge if applicable

  • [60m] Deep-Dive conversation with Linda Walen Arnesen and Stein Erik Maurice

Final Interview Stage - we move you to our final round

  • [15m] Expectation management with Linda Walen Arnesen
  • [30m] CEO interview with Bernt Øivind Børnich, to be scheduled based on need
  • We will conduct reference checks.
  • [15m] Job Offer Conversation with Stein Erik Maurice/ Linda Walen Arnesen

You are welcome to request additional conversations with anyone you would like to meet, but didn’t get to meet during the interview process.

Not sure if this is you?

Studies have shown that women are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet all qualifications. 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.


This position is based in Sunnyvale, California, USA, at our newly renovated AI headquarters. We offer visa sponsorship for exceptional candidates. 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 general purpose androids.

A value driven team

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!

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