Moss, Norway

Senior Mechanical Engineer - Robotics

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

  • design several systems for a humanoid robot

  • 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…

  • start the design of one sub-system of the humanoid robot 

  • familiarize yourself with internal processes and development methodologies

  • get familiar with our hardware platform

Within three months, you will…

  • own one or many sub-systems of our biped humanoid robot 

  • help implement best practices and methodologies that you have learned 

Within one year, you will…

  • work with the design team to optimize all aspects of our new biped robots

  • design from concept to production new robotics systems

  • Design, prototype, and validate robotics hardware solutions
  • Integrate electronics, sensors and cables in joints with large range of motions
  • Optimize parts and assemblies for weight and cost
  • Create quality drawings for manufacturing and production
  • Author concise documentation of design details, requirements, and test plan


  • Bachelors in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or higher education
  • Experience with CAD (preferred Solidworks)
  • Experience with structural FEA 
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing techniques to ensure manufacturability for mid and high volume manufacturing
  • Experience bringing complex products from concept to production


  • Experience with in casting/extrusion DFM
  • Experience in designing robots, understanding of kinematics and dynamics of robotics systems
  • Experience with FMEA
  • Experience developing highly complex mechatronics systems with several Degrees of Freedom
  • 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 Ibrahim 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, Ibrahim Balkan and Fredrik Larsen
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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