ObEN’s mission is to enable everyone in the world to create their own Personal AI (PAI), intelligent 3D avatars that look, sound, and behave like the individual user. Secured and authenticated on the Project PAI blockchain, ObEN’s technology creates more productive, more personalized digital interactions. ObEN is a K11, Tencent, Softbank Ventures Korea and HTC Vive X portfolio company, and we work with our strategic investors to expand PAI technology across multiple verticals including hospitality, retail, healthcare, and entertainment.

Working at ObEN means taking on extraordinary transformations every day, in an environment that celebrates and encourages innovation. You’ll be working in small, agile teams (including world class researchers in areas of speech, computer vision, machine learning, NLP, and blockchain). We are blazing new trails in AI and blockchain technology, and we encourage and support publications to top conferences and journals. Learn more about working at ObEN in our blog post.


Are you the engineer who wants to be part of disruptive innovation in today’s technology-driven market? Then join our team. ObEN is the leader and truly disrupting Artificial Intelligence by humanizing and transporting your virtual self into any Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality environment ($150B industry by 2020). ObEN is an HTC VIVE X portfolio company and also part of world leading technology incubator Idealab. Come see what it’s like to take on extraordinary transformations every day, in an environment buzzing with smart people (including software architects as well as with our team of world class scientists in areas of NLP, deep learning and speech) who understand and respect what you do.

The Sr. DevOps Engineer will be responsible for building and implementing infrastructure tools, automating the deployment pipeline, and working with development teams to help build scalable services and software.
ObEN is looking for an experienced, motivated, devops-minded software engineer to join us in maintaining and improving our innovative platform.

Team motto: Standardization, Virtualization, Automation, and Documentation.


Interface with engineering teams to understand code changes, assess risk and ensure best practices for operational tasks
Be strong in troubleshooting technical issues, communicating and documenting procedures, and recommending architectural changes if necessary
Provide adequate response to error alerts, ensure proper monitoring implementation and provide solutions to ensure 100% site up time
Participate in on-call rotation duties for emergency operations
Be flexible, be team-oriented, have good communications skills, be generally pretty awesome


Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technical discipline
3-5+ years of experience
Fluent in a programming language (Python and Java is a plus)
Must be able to directly communicate with developers on specifications and architecture required to support numerous project/features
Experience with CDNs (Akamai, Edgecast, Cloudfront, etc)
Experience with Redis, memcached, event-driven architectures and NoSQL stores
Familiar with SQS, SNS, SES, RabbitMQ
Very comfortable with Agile, Microservices, Test Driven Development and Continuous Delivery methodologies
MySQL experience is required (Solr or Elasticsearch is a plus)
Able to discern a network issue vs a system issue
Detail-oriented with the ability to think critically when solving problems
Proficient with deploying and managing systems utilizing DC/OS, Docker, Jenkins, AWS, Tencent Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud
Proficient with Git (Gitlab/Github)
Knowledgeable with Red Hat package management (rpm and yum, building rpms)
Able to dissect an existing application stack and convert the configuration of the system and application into an automated process
Knowledgeable about monitoring tools (New Relic) metrics for performance and building dashboards
Experience with oAuth2 security protocol, automated security vulnerability and configuration scans
Must be willing to work out of an office located in Pasadena, CA

Application Requirements

Please send the following to

Detailed resume and/or LinkedIn profile
Links to any research / papers you have been an instrumental part of and are proud of
Cover Letter identifying your five favorite apps on your phone
Any code you are proud of and is public
Name of instructor / adviser, if any along with link to their profile
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ObEN's proprietary artificial intelligence technology quickly combines a person's 2D image and voice to create a personal 3D avatar. Transport your personal avatar into virtual reality and augmented reality environments and enjoy deeper, social, more memorable experiences. Founded in 2014, ObEN is an HTC VIVE X portfolio company and is located in Pasadena, California at leading technology incubator Idealab.