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:

The Computer Vision team aims to reconstruct 3D virtual avatars that look and move just like you with as few as a single selfie as input. As a Research Engineer of the Computer Vision team, you will be closely working with researcher scientists, back-end engineers and front-end engineers to transform and deploy research prototypes into production. We value engineers who are self-motivated and enjoy a highly collaborative environment with minimal supervision.


  • Develop impactful and innovative computer vision technologies
  • Work closely with research scientists to deeply understand the developed research prototypes and transform them into production
  • Work closely with front-end and back-end engineers for production integration
  • Evaluate the technical trade-offs of every decision
  • Write production code that will be used by millions of users
  • Introduce major innovations that can lead to novel product features
  • Keep current with latest trends and technologies to help future research subjects and anticipate development needs


  • M.S. in Computer Science with project experience in the fields of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, or Machine Learning; B.S. in the same field with 3 years+ working experience in the industry
  • Outstanding programming skills in C++ and/or C#
  • Comfortable with programming in Python and/or MATLAB
  • Strong algorithmic and code-level optimization skills
  • An understanding of 3D multiview geometry, bundle adjustment, and SLAM/visual odometry
  • General understanding of computer vision, especially 3D reconstruction from camera images and depth sensors
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of applying machine learning and deep learning to real problems in the fields of vision and graphics
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new situations and to learn new technologies
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a multicultural team


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science with project experience in the fields of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, or Machine Learning
  • Experience in 3D face and/or 3D body modeling from images
  • Projects experience involving any type of facial image processing and analysis
  • Knowledge of geometry and topology concepts, representations and data structures, such as splines, level sets, surface and volumetric meshes, point clouds, analytical surfaces/solids, functional representations, subdivision surfaces, T-splines, etc.
  • Unity3D development experience
  • VR/AR related development experience

Application Requirements:

Introduction to ObEN:

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 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.