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 computer vision, machine learning, NLP, speech, 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.

Job Description:

ObEN is looking for a Chatbot Engineer to develop innovative chatbot interfaces from planning, to coding, implementing and testing complex interaction systems within an R&D/Innovation environment.


  • Build, improve and extend chatbot capabilities for ObEN’s Full Stack Personal AI
  • Produce deliverable results and take them from development to production in collaboration with our engineers


  • Fluent in at least one programming language (C++ and/or Python preferred)
  • Excellent knowledge of English grammar
  • Ability and willingness to learn ChatScript as a new language
  • Ability to think outside the box and to contribute to the team in creative ways to help build state-of-the-art technology
  • Ability to collaborate with bigger teams and excellent communication skills
  • BSc./Msc Computational Linguistics, Computer Science or related fields from top tier university

Great to Have:

  • Knowledge of ChatScript
  • Experience writing dialogue systems

Application Requirements:

Please send the following to

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter identifying your five favorite apps on your phone

Introduction to ObEN:

Interview Process:

STAGE 1: Phone Interview

STAGE 2: Complete a Sample Project

STAGE 3: In-person Interview at Idealab (we cover travel expenses for the day)

STAGE 4: Offer Letter


130 W Union St Pasadena, California 91103

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ObEN is an artificial intelligence company that creates complete virtual identities for consumers and celebrities in the emerging digital world. ObEN provides Personal AI that simulates a person’s voice, face and personality, enabling never before possible social and virtual interactions. Founded in 2014, ObEN is a Softbank Ventures Korea and HTC Vive X portfolio company and is located at Idealab in Pasadena, California.