For social robots, the time is now: They are no longer 'science fiction'. All over the world - in homes, schools, hospitals, airports, shops, offices, banks, hotels, and more - social robots are being deployed today to help people lead better lives, support employees, delight customers, and add value to businesses. Humans are entering a new era where talking to machines, and interacting with them in our most natural ways (as if they were a person) is becoming 'normal'. But it's still early days in this revolution. The rules are still being written, and the road ahead is wide open. At Furhat Robotics, we’ve built an unparalleled integrated software and hardware platform that allows us to do things with our robot that no other robot can do. And that’s where you come in.
We are looking for a robot application developer to join our Interactions team. You will build, and contribute to the process of building, applications on top of our social robotics platform for various internal and external use-cases. As part of the Interactions team, you will help architect solutions that meet customer requirements and provide valuable feedback to the platform engineers. You will develop creative interactions that push the envelope of state of the art Human-Robot Interaction and show the world what can be achieved with our powerful social robotics platform.
By joining Furhat, you will accompany us on a journey to create world-leading conversational robots that interact with us the way we interact with each other, and be in the driver’s seat of developing a new genre of applications between human and machines. You will be part of a very ambitious team of scientists, entrepreneurs and engineers building the most advanced social robotics platform on the market. Furthermore, you will be an early employee at one of the most promising and high impact startups, backed by some of Europe’s most prominent investors.
As a Robot Application Developer, you will:
Develop social robot applications on the Furhat platform for internal and external use-cases
Creatively explore the development of new kinds of social robot use cases, raising the bar on what is possible
Contribute to building libraries of reusable building blocks for applications, such as NLU entities, dialog flows, personas, and emotional expressions
Document the application development process together with business developers and product managers
Work close to the product owner and platform engineering team to make sure your learnings and feedback gets implemented in the platform
Support business developers with technical advisory in dialogues with existing and potential customers
Research application development processes and tools for other platforms and capture learnings
Skills & Requirements
To be an ideal candidate, you must have:
Minimum 3 years of software engineering experience
Human-robot interaction (HRI) experience
Experience of building conversational applications such as chat bots, voice controlled applications or applications for social robot
Experience of JVM languages, specifically Java
Experience in building end-user facing applications
Interest and experience in fast prototyping of applications
Developed user-experience design-thinking
Good and pedagogical communicator in speech and text
Academic: Minimum a bachelor in a relevant field or equivalent experience
It would be great if you also have:
Experience of development in Kotlin
Game design experience
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