Moss, Norway

Senior Embedded Systems Engineer

Targeted start date: Immediately

1X designs androids built to benefit society. Since 2014, we’ve been building androids with the product design mindset of safety first, balanced performance, and smart behavior. Our mission is to build androids that work alongside people to meet the world’s labor demand and build an abundant society. Our wheeled model, EVE, is engineered to work with you, from guarding to logistics, and our bipedal model, NEO, is designed to become a general-purpose android, with a broad deployment in various applications, and, eventually, assisted living.

Founded in Moss, Norway, 1X has grown into an international team with offices around the globe. 1X envisions a bright new future: humans and androids, working and learning, Side by Side.

What You’ll Get By Joining Our Team

  • You can shape the future of humanoid robots
  • You will have the autonomy to improve all aspects of your technical skills
  • You’ll join an agile and diverse, global team


  • Implement, test, and validate system-level optimizations to ensure software robustness, responsiveness, and resource efficiency.
  • Analyze, profile, and optimize performance bottlenecks, spanning CPU-bound computations, GPU-driven ML tasks, and vision systems on embedded platforms.
  • Collaborate closely with software and machine learning teams to devise efficient algorithms and parallelization strategies.
  • Review and provide feedback on emerging technologies and tools that can further enhance the company's software performance and efficiency.


  • Mastery in C, C++.

  • Proven ability to profile and optimize software for embedded platforms, ensuring efficient utilization of resources and maintaining responsiveness.

  • Deep understanding of ARM hardware architectures, including knowledge of SOCs with shared memory and various accelerators.

  • Hands-on experience porting real-time software onto ARM-based platforms.

  • Familiarity with optimizing performance of machine learning models, incorporating techniques such as model quantization, pruning, and efficient data pipelines.


  • Hands-on experience in board bring-up, bootloader customization on ARM and initial system testing.

  • Familiarity with security enclave features on ARM.

  • Awareness of emerging hardware accelerators that can be leveraged for specific computational tasks.

  • Hands-on experience working in robotics.

Interview Process

Introduction Stage - Initial conversations to get to know you better

  • [30m] Recruiter Screen with Win Yu
  • [45m] Hiring Manager Screen with Ralf Mayet

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 Ralf Mayet and team

Final Interview Stage - we move you to our final round

  • [15m] Expectation management with Ralf Mayet
  • [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.

Location: 1XHQ, Moss

Our new headquarter in Moss, Norway, is a short train ride from Oslo. 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.

Working at 1X

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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