Moss, Norway

Quality Engineer

Targeted start date: Immediately. Relocation provided. 

We are currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated Quality Engineer to join our team. In this position, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the quality of our products across the entire business. Collaborating closely with R&D, Production Engineering, and Assembly / Build teams and Supply Chain, you will take ownership of quality, from prototype through pre-production to serial production stages. The ideal candidate will have a background in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or other robotics related engineering principles, and bring hands-on experience and expertise to the table. We are looking for individuals with a proactive "get-things-done" attitude, who excel in both long-term strategic planning and day-to-day execution of quality tasks.

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.

What You’ll Get By Joining Our Team:

  • You can shape the future by ensuring the development of high quality humanoid robots

  • You will have the autonomy to improve both the practical and theoretical of your technical skills

  • You’ll join an agile and diverse, global team

  • You'll be able to shape how we are doing things from day 1

Why this job is exciting

Every day is different! You will get to

  • Drive design, process and tooling projects across manufacturing and production to optimize efficiency,safety and quality.

  • Conduct technically complex and challenging root cause analysis throughout the entire value chain, encompassing design, part sourcing, and assembly

  • Develop and maintain quality processes to facilitate continuous improvement initiatives across the organization. Including but not limited to ticket tracking systems, supplier audits, part rejections and investigations.

  • Establish relationships with suppliers and sub-manufacturers across the globe to collaborate on identifying , resolving and mitigating quality issues.

  • Gain experience by interfacing with software, controls, and AI fields and improve all aspects of your technical skills.

  • Collaborate with engineers from different fields including R&D, Software, Production, Electronics, Controls and AI.

  • Thrive in an inclusive, supportive, and global culture.

Within one month, you will…

  • Engage in root cause investigations on a variety of technical subjects.

  • Familiarize yourself with internal processes and quality control systems such as the internal ticket tracking system, part rejections and first article inspection.

  • Assist in identifying areas of improvement and implementing solutions aimed at preventing quality issues from occurring across production, manufacturing and supply chain.

Within three months, you will…

  • Lead initiatives to improve production and manufacturing processes to increase quality,reliability and repeatability.

  • Cultivate relationships with suppliers and sub-manufacturers through joint investigation and collaboration.

  • Conduct root cause investigation and implement corrective actions both internally and externally.

  • Develop and implement quality initiatives and training programs.

Within one year, you will…

  • Drive continuous improvement by implementing and ensuring the adherence to quality standards and processes.

  • Lead cross-functional teams in developing and implementing quality initiatives across the entire value chain.

  • Play a key role in shaping strategic plans and departmental objectives.

  • Establish yourself as a subject matter expert in quality engineering across a variety of sub-systems such as actuators, harnessing, electrical components, machined parts and joints/body of NEO.

  • Collaborate with the quality team to enhance quality standards across operations in Europe, the US, and with global suppliers, including conducting audits and implementing quality control systems.

  • Assist the Production and Manufacturing teams in improving processes and routines through technical expertise, focusing on efficiency, safety, and adherence to quality standards

  • Work with the Supply Chain team to strengthen relationships with suppliers and sub-manufacturers, conducting assessments and audits to ensure compliance with our quality requirements

  • Develop and maintain high-quality documentation, such as quality manuals, procedures, and reports, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and facilitating continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Conduct technically complex and challenging root cause analysis on a wide variety of subjects across the 1X business.



  • Education: within Electrical, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering or similar

  • Experience: Hands-on experience and achievements working within the following:
    • Quality Engineering

    • Manufacturing Engineering

  • Communication & Collaboration: Ability to coordinate and lead cross functional engineering teams across, design, manufacturing and supply chain with a focus on agile practices.

  • Problem Solving: Experience using quality frameworks for resolving technically complex issues for example SixSigma, 8D, Ishikawa, SPC, FMEA, 5 Whys, etc.

  • Technical Experience: Experience in any of the following:
    • Machined parts

    • Stamping

    • Casting

    • 3D printing

    • Wire harnessing

    • PCBA

    • Electrical testing and inspection

    • Plastic injection parts


  • Experience working in a start-up environment 

  • Quality Initiatives: Experience developing and implementing quality initiatives, training and/or strategy.

  • Experience managing non-conformance ticket triaging and resolution.

  • Supplier Collaboration: Proven ability to collaborate with suppliers domestic and international, bonus points for experience conducting joint investigations, audits or FAI with suppliers.

  • Knowledge of quality certifications and IEC/UL/ISO standards

  • Experience in Electronics or Mechanical design

  • Experience with Quality Engineering in a technically complex scaling product.

  • Experience working at a startup or LEAN team.

  • Ability to travel 10 - 20%

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 Arianna Ryan and Csaba Hartmann.

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 Arianna Ryan and Csaba Hartmann at Moss office

Final Interview Stage - we move you to our final round

  • [15m] Expectation management with Arianna Ryan

  • [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. 1X HQ 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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