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Robot Application Designer

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

For social robots, the time is now: they are no longer science fiction. All over the world - in homes, schools, hospitals, airports, shops, offices, banks, hotels, and more - social robots are being deployed today to help people lead better lives, support employees, delight customers, and add value to businesses. Humans are entering a new era where talking to machines, and interacting with them in our most natural ways (as if they were a person) is becoming 'normal'. But it's still early days in this revolution. The rules are still being written, and the road ahead is wide open. At Furhat Robotics, we’ve built an unparalleled integrated software and hardware platform that allows us to do things with our robot that no other robot can do. And that’s where you come in.

We are looking for a robot application designer to join our Interactions team. You will build, and contribute to the process of building, applications on top of our social robotics platform for various internal and external use-cases. As part of the Interactions team, you will help architect solutions that meet customer requirements and provide valuable feedback to the platform engineers. You will design creative conversational interactions that push the envelope of state of the art Human-Robot Interaction and show the world what can be achieved with our powerful social robotics platform.

By joining Furhat, you will accompany us on a journey to create world-leading conversational robots that interact with us the way we interact with each other, and be in the driver’s seat of developing a new genre of applications between human and machines. You will be part of a very ambitious team of scientists, entrepreneurs and engineers building the most advanced social robotics platform on the market. Furthermore, you will be an early employee at one of the most promising and high impact startups, backed by some of Europe’s most prominent investors.

As a Robot Application Designer, you will:

  • Design and develop social robot applications on the Furhat platform for internal and external use-cases

  • Creatively explore the development of new kinds of social robot use cases, raising the bar on what is possible

  • Contribute to building libraries of reusable building blocks for applications, such as NLU entities, dialog flows, personas, and emotional expressions

  • Document the application design and development process together with business developers and product managers

  • Work close to the product owner and platform engineering team to make sure your learnings and feedback gets implemented in the platform

  • Support business developers with technical and design advisory in dialogues with existing and potential customers

  • Research application development processes and tools for other platforms and capture learnings

Skills & Requirements

To be an ideal candidate, you must have:

  • Experience of building conversational applications such as chat bots, voice-controlled applications or social robotics

  • Developed user-experience design-thinking

  • Experience in building end-user facing applications

  • Interest and experience in fast prototyping of applications

  • Good and pedagogical communicator in speech and text

  • Academic: Minimum a bachelor in a relevant field or equivalent experience

It would be great if you also:

  • Software development experience

  • Computer linguistics background

  • Have experience working with natural language understanding (NLU)

  • Have experience of development in Kotlin and/or Java

  • Have experience of web technologies, specifically client-heavy JavaScript

  • Have human-robot interaction (HRI) experience

  • Have game design experience

  • Speak multiple languages

Note: We will currently only be able to accept candidates that are eligible to work in Sweden without a visa sponsorship. This means you must have EU citizenship or a Swedish work permit.

Lastly, we would like you to include a cover letter with your CV, telling us why you are interested in social robotics in general, and why you think you would be a good fit for Furhat.

Great Place to Work

  • Flexible hours

  • Located at top technical university, KTH

  • Choose your own tech gear

  • Free beverages, snacks, team ginger shots

  • Personal health insurance & life insurance

  • Monthly workout grants

  • Paid vacation & parental leave

  • Competitive option package

  • Monday team breakfasts

  • Team building. Game nights, AWs, cook-offs etc.

  • Easily accessible for commuters

  • Work with the coolest technology around

About the company

We are an artificial intelligence and social robotics startup with the vision to make interaction with technology truly human. Founded by four PhDs in social robotics at KTH, we are an ambitious, small team of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs backed by prominent investors. Our product is the most expressive and customizable social robot on the market, powered by a state-of-the-art multi-modal conversational platform and a developer suite used by 3rd party developers to build robot applications. We are now looking for high-achievers that share our passion, to join our ride.

Joe Mendelson | Hiring Manager

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