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 and animate 3D virtual avatars for high quality content creation. You will be utilizing your computer vision knowledge to solve real world problems, building a robust solution under limited resources. The ideal candidate should have solid knowledge in computer vision algorithms including one or more fields: 3D perception from image, motion sequence analysis and generation, image translation, GAN, geometry processing, and image processing. 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 engineers for prototype implementation
  • Work closely with front-end and back-end engineers for production integration
  • Write production code that will be used by millions of users
  • Keep current with latest trends and technologies to help future research subjects and anticipate development needs


  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science with project experience in the fields of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, or Deep Learning; B.S. in the same field with 3 years+ working experience in the industry
  • Outstanding programming skills in Python
  • Comfortable with programming in C++ and/or C#
  • Strong algorithmic and code-level optimization skills
  • Solid knowledge in computer vision algorithms including one or more fields: 3D perception from image, motion sequence analysis and generation, image translation, GAN, geometry processing, and image processing.
  • 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


  • Experience in facial analysis from images, including face recognition, 3d face modeling, face tracking, and facial image manipulation
  • Unity3D development experience
  • Unreal 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

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.