Are you the research scientist 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.


As a member of the computer vision team, you will design, implement and test a complete pipeline to reconstruct and animate virtual avatars of people using commodity RGB cameras.

Ability and passion to work with teams in a fast-paced, open-table culture start-up company is important.


PhD/M.Sc. in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
3+ years of experience in computer vision and computer graphics
Strong understanding of basic computer vision and computer graphics concepts
High proficiency in scripting languages, e.g., MATLAB, Python, for fast prototyping
High proficiency in C/C++ for fast implementation
General software development skills, including version control, debugging, testing, deployment, etc
Enjoys a highly collaborative environment with minimal supervision

Experience in 3D modeling, especially full human body, face and hand modeling.
Experience in object segmentation and human pose estimation from images.
Experience in OpenGL or WebGL.
Experience in speech animation.
Experience in using 3D graphics/animation softwares, e.g., Maya, Blender, Unity, etc.
Experience in development on VR platforms, e.g., HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, etc.
Publication record in top computer vision/graphics conferences, e.g., CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH ASIA, etc.

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の独自の人工知能技術は、人物の2D画像と音声を組み合わせて、パーソナル3Dアバターを短時間で作り出します。パーソナルアバターをVR環境やAR環境に送り込み、真に迫ったソーシャル体験ができます。ObENは2014年創業のHTC VIVE Xプログラム参加企業です。カリフォルニア州パサデナの先進技術インキュベータであるIdealabを拠点としています。