Moss, Norway

Materials Engineer

Targeted start date: Immediately. Relocation provided.

1X 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.

Why this job is exciting

Every day is different! You will get to

  • help engineering parts and assemblies for our humanoid robot NEO

  • work in a nascent industry and shape the future of humanoid robots

  • gain experience with cutting edge technology and improve all aspects of your technical skills

  • collaborate with engineers from different robotics disciplines 

  • thrive in an inclusive, supportive, and global culture

Within one month, you will…

  • Get up to speed with the design of our humanoid robot NEO

  • Familiarize yourself with internal processes and development methodologies

Within three months, you will…

  • Establish methodologies for selecting the right material for each application

  • Involve yourself, together with our Supply Chain team, with suppliers to source parts that meet the material specifications set by the R&D Engineering team and you

  • Work with the testing team to build a material dataset for the materials with which NEO is built

Within one year, you will…

  • Lead the research of high-end materials to enable meeeting the lightweight, reliability and cost requirements of the product

  • Own Design for Manufacturing activities across the company

  • Develop 1X's material capabilitites end-to-end (from research to testing and production)
  • Research and specify metal alloys for low and high volume production
  • Define Design for Manufacturing guidelines for die casting, forging, etc. with the R&D Engineering team
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain team to ensure engineering specifications are met


  • Strong knowledge in metal alloys
  • Strong knowledge in mechanical behavior of materials and manufacturing
  • Experience with high strength composites and plastics
  • Experience with corrossion protection and electrical continuity in structures
  • Knowledge in serial-manufacturing friendly materials and manufacturing methods


  • Experience with CAD
  • Experience with structural FEA
  • Experience in designing robots, understanding of kinematics and dynamics of robotics systems
  • Understanding of highly dynamic environments where balancing competing priorities and timelines is needed

Interview process 

Introduction Stage - we have initial conversations to get to know you better
  • [30m] Recruiter Screen with Win Yu
  • [45m] Hiring Manager Screen with brahim Balkan
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
  • [60m] Technical Deep-Dive conversation with Toni Garcia, brahim Balkan and Armin
Final Interview Stage - we move you to our final round
  • [15m] Expectation management with Toni Garcia and Ibrahim Balkan
  • [30m] Conversation with CEO Bernt Øivind Børnich
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?
If you’re excited about this role, but not sure if you qualify, apply anyway! You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


Our new headquarter in Moss, Norway, is a short train ride from Oslo. The facility is designed to be state-of-the-art, with a variety of 3D printers, an electronics lab, and controls test studio. 1XHQ offers food, showers, and outdoor activities. All employees are supported with a comprehensive relocation package to handle all logistics. Join us in Moss, where performance meets great company culture.

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 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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