Moss, Norway

Senior Robotics Controls 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.

Safe, robust and efficient locomotion lies at the core of enabling humanoid robots to interact with the world. As a Senior Robotics Controls Engineer at 1X Technologies, you will develop real-time controls, estimation and planning algorithms to allow the application of our robot to a wide range of behaviors and environments. Every day, you will work with other software and controls engineers to conceptualize, implement and test the algorithms needed to reach this goal. We believe that if it doesn’t work on a robot, it doesn’t work - so get ready to be hands-on with our state of the art hardware. To thrive in this role, you must have strong analytical skills, a burning desire for action and progress, and be motivated to make a positive impact in the world of robotics.

Why this job is exciting

Every day is different! You will get to

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

  • drive the design and development of cutting-edge controls and planning algorithms in a small team of skilled and motivated controls engineers

  • deploy and test your software on our humanoid robots

  • collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of experts in an environment of learning and support.

  • thrive in an inclusive, supportive, and global culture

Within one month, you will…

  • Learn the ropes about our humanoid system and get familiar with the controls and autonomy stack.

Within three months, you will…

  • Take the lead in the development of a specific subsystem and contribute to the controls stack

Within one year, you will…

  • Drive solutions that enable efficient, robust and safe locomotion of our robot for a wide range of environments and behaviors

  • Design and implement controls, motion planning and state estimation algorithms focused on legged humanoid robots

  • Test and debug your algorithms on our robots

  • Provide documentation for application and production engineers

  • Develop highly reliable, maintainable, and testable code for humanoid robots deployed to real world applications

  • Keep up to date with the latest research in legged robotics motion planning and controls



  • Masters degree in Robotics, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or similar with several years of relevant experience

  • Thorough understanding of rigid body dynamics, nonlinear systems and controls, linear algebra and numerical optimization

  • Familiarity with modern software development practices, source control, and testing methodologies

  • Proficient in C++ within a Linux development environment

  • Outstanding ability to translate complex theoretical concepts and algorithms into reliable, efficient and maintainable software solutions

  • Hands-on experience developing and debugging real-time software systems, preferably whole-body controls, estimation or planning algorithms on a physical robotic platform

  • Independent, goal oriented research and problem solving skills

  • Strong communication and documentation skills


  • Experience with Java, Unity/C#, Python, real-time Linux, ROS2 and DDS

  • Expertise in Model Predictive Control, learning for dynamics and controls, state estimation and/or system identification

  • Experience implementing control algorithms on embedded hardware

  • Contributions to the robotics community via thesis, publications, conference presentations or open source projects

  • Holistic understanding of robotics (including machine learning, perception, mechanical/electrical engineering) with the ability to interface with an interdisciplinary team

  • PhD degree in Robotics, Controls or similar

Interview process 

Introduction Stage - we have initial conversations to get to know you better…

  • [30m] Recruiter Screen with Win Yu

  • [30m] Hiring Manager Screen with Manuel Yves Galliker

Team Interview Stage - we then dive into your experience in more depth and introduce you to members of the team.

  • [60m] Technical Deep-Dive conversation with the Controls Team

Final Interview Stage - a brief conversation introducing you to our leadership team

  • [15m] Expectation management with Manuel Yves Galliker

  • [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 you’re 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.

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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