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Rokid’s award winning artificial intelligence (A.I.) brings personality, emotion and two-way human-like communication to your everyday life. Welcome to the truly smarter home.

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About

Rokid is a well-funded startup with offices in San Francisco, California, and Hangzhou and Beijing, China. Our products offer innovative, elegant design and cutting-edge technology. Our vision is to bring a home A.I. to reality.

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Team

Rokid’s 90-person strong international team features over 6 Ph.D.’s and more than 21 master’s holders including prominent scientists, engineers, and business leaders with expertise in artificial intelligence, robotics, software, and hardware from global brands including Alibaba, Samsung, Foxconn, Sony, Nokia, and Google.
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Leadership

Mingming

Chairman of the Board, Founder
B.S., Computer Sci., Zhejiang University
Ph.D., AI, UC Berkeley
Founder of Mammoth Technologies acquired by Alibaba

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Dan

CEO
B.S., EE, Stanford University
M.S., Material Sci., Stanford University
Harvard MBA
Samsung, Nokia, Madhouse, Excite@Home

eric

Eric

CFO
M.S., Finance, Univ. of Lancaster
M.S., Accounting, Charles Stuart University
Alibaba, Kingsoft, Goodbaby

misha

Tami

GM, USA
B.S., Information Sci., Beijing University
M.S., Computer Sci., UC San Diego
MIT MBA
IPG Mediabrands, IAC, AOL, Excite@Home

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We’re hiring!

We’re looking for top-notch product management, marketing, and business development talent to join our award winning team in San Francisco. Please contact us at jobsusa at rokid dot com for more information.
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 Director of Product Management
We are looking for a veteran product manager to join our team in San Francisco. This position will be the voice of Rokid’s products, and lead the global cross-functional teams through the full product development cycle.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead a global cross-functional team with engineering, product, marketing, and external partners through the complete product development cycle.
  • Lead the product development process used to define our product’s hardware and software features and requirements.
  • Manage new technologies and make recommendations to the product roadmap.
  • Manage tradeoffs involving features, schedule, cost, pricing, competitive positioning, and lifecycle management.
  • Coordinate strategies and tactics with China based product marketing teams.
  • Define product positioning and key product messages.
  • Work with marketing and sales on the development of product launch activities, press releases, and marketing materials.
Job Requirements:
  • A Computer Sciences degree and/or MBA from a top school
  • 5-8 years proven track record of product managing and launching a household name smart consumer device into the US market
  • Demonstrated cross functional leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Mandarin skill is a plus
  • Ability to travel
 Content Marketing Manager
 We are looking for a smart, driven, and hands-on Content Marketing Manager to lead and execute multiple efforts including content development, social media, thought leadership, and awareness marketing efforts as needed.   This is an exciting growth opportunity where you will see immediate impact.  You’ll be working out of our San Francisco office.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop, execute and manage content and social media (Facebook, Buzzfeed, Instagram, Twitter) strategies, calendars and campaigns.
  • Create original and exclusive written and rich media content with audience insights.
  • Write creative copy for promotional activities and marketing materials as needed.
  • Generate new ideas from data, research, customer insights and competitive audits.
  • Collaborate with team to leverage content across marketing, acquisition marketing, and PR to maximize lead gen and audience growth.
  • Conduct social media listening to monitor, respond to, and triage queries and issues.
  • Identify, develop and manage strategic partnerships for content development and new audience growth strategy.
Job Requirements:
  • 3+ years social media content marketing experience on leading social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Buzzfeed, etc.
  • BA/BS desired
  • Exceptional and compelling written communication and copywriting; strong attention to detail
  • Highly creative and strategic thinker with the ability to quickly generate ideas and content
  • Self starter
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
Nice-to-have Experiences:
  • Hands-on, persistent, self-motivated and collaborative
  • Execution and deadline oriented, gets stuff done on time
  • Interest in online technology and a startup environment
  • Data oriented
 Research Scientist – Computer Vision
We are looking for a research scientist specialized in computer vision for our newly established R-lab. At R-lab, you will develop core technologies for the next generation Rokid products, research on innovative ideas with future vision, and stay connected with the frontiers in Robotics and A. I. You will turn cutting-edge research projects into deliverable competitive products, together with a group of hackers, teamwork lovers, and robotic dreamers of diverse expertise and backgrounds.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for research and development of machine learning based computer vision algorithms, including object recognition, even detection, video tracking and scene reconstruction.
  • Keeping up with the latest computer vision technology trends and collaborating with leading academic research groups.
Job Requirements:
  • M.S. / Ph.D. focused on computer vision, machine learning, algorithms, signal processing, and other related fields.
  • Background in algorithms and in-depth understanding of computer vision. Practical image recognition system development experience is preferred, Linux operating system, C / C ++ and scripting language programing experience is a plus.
  • Deep knowledge of machine learning and proficiency in core machine learning algorithms. Experience of implementing large-scale machine learning algorithms on parallel computing system is a plus.
  • Knowledge of SLAM algorithm, 3D reconstruction, structured light, or sensor fusion is a plus.
  • Familiarity with programming conventions, ability to design experiments and document specifications.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, self-motivation & self-learning & problem-solving, resilience, and strong teamwork spirit are essential.
  • Willingness to travel, 1) Asia for global collaboration, 2) technology conferences.
 Research Scientist – Robotics
We are looking for a research scientist specialized in robotics for our newly established R-lab. At R-lab, you will develop core technologies for the next generation Rokid products, research on innovative ideas with future vision, and stay connected with the frontiers in Robotics and A. I. You will turn cutting-edge research projects into deliverable competitive products, together with a group of hackers, teamwork lovers, and robotic dreamers of diverse expertise and backgrounds.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for research and development of home service robots with low cost motion and manipulation solutions.
  • Keeping up with the latest robotics technology trends and collaborating with leading academic research groups.
Job Requirements:
  • M.S. / Ph.D. focused on ME, EE, CS, IEOR or other related fields.
  • Background in robotics and in-depth understanding of motion control. Practical robotics system development experience is preferred, and knowledge of probabilistic robotics is a plus.
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical design and building. Proficiency in mechanical design tools, including SolidWorks, AutoCad or other equivalent tools.
  • Familiarity with programming conventions, ability to design experiments and document specifications. Experience in Matlab, C/C++, Python, ROS or other related programming languages is a plus.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, self-motivation & learning & problem-solving, resilience, and strong teamwork spirit are essential.
  • Willingness to travel, 1) Asia for global collaboration, 2) technology conferences.
 Android Engineer
We’re looking for 2-3 Android Engineers to help us build applications for our consumer-facing products running on Android platform. You’ll be working closely with a small, collaborative team, and build beautiful apps for our US customers.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Job Responsibilities:
  • Build apps for our products running on Android platform
  • Integrate 3rd party APIs
  • Build and implement new features
  • Identify and resolve Android application issues
  • Work closely with product and design to continually improve the user experience
Job Requirements:
  • B.S. or M.S in Computer science or 4+ years in software development experience
  • 2+ years of Android application development experience (Android SDK, Java)
  • Experience shipping 2+ Android apps from start to finish
  • Holistic knowledge and passion for the Android platform
  • Fluency in Mandarin
  • Willing to work with colleagues from different time zones
Nice-to-have Experiences:
  • Knowledge with Artificial intelligence, speech recognition, natural language processing, and text-to-speech.
  • A focus on UI design principles and make apps work intuitively
 Speech Recognition Algorithm Engineer
Location: San Francisco, CA/Beijing, China
Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for research and development of speech recognition algorithms such as speech front-end processing, acoustic model training, language training model, and decoding.
  • Tracking the latest global speech recognition technologies trends.
  • Collaborating closely with product team
Job Requirements:
  • Master’s degree or above focused on signal processing, computers, electronic information, automation, and other related fields.
  • Background in algorithms and in-depth understanding of speech recognition, as well as in-depth understanding in one or more aspects of signal processing, acoustic modeling, language modeling, and/or multilingual recognition. Practical speech recognition system development experience is preferred, Linux operating system C / C ++ and scripting language programming experience is a plus.
  • Deep knowledge of speech recognition and pattern recognition with expertise and proficiency in signal processing, speech recognition core algorithms and understand in  development of speech recognition technology
  • Familiarity with programming habits and the ability to write a document specification, strong communication and presentation skills, resilience, self-starter & learner and strong team spirit are essential. Strong written and spoken English skills are a plus.
 Natural Language Processing Engineer
Location: San Francisco, CA/Beijing, China
Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for Natural Language Processing (NLP) related core technology research and development.
  • Exploration of natural language processing technologies based on deep learning and application to the field of semantic analysis and open dialogue with questions and answers in the field of vertical systems.
Job Requirements:
  • Computer and related professional master’s degree or above.
  • Machine learning and natural language processing research background.
  • Proficiency in deep learning.
  • Strong Java and/or C / C ++ programming skills.
  • Entrepreneurial passion, strong communication and presentation skills, resilience, self-starter & learner and strong team spirit are essential. Strong written and spoken English skills are a plus.
  • Automatic answering system or experience in dialogue system development is preferred.
 Signal Processing Engineer
Location: San Francisco, CA/Beijing, China
Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop speech signal processing algorithms, including speech enhancement, echo cancellation, reverberation elimination, automatic gain control, beam forming, etc.
  • Optimize, test, and implement the algorithms on company’s products.
  • Manage the technical communications during project discussions.
Job Requirements:
  • MS/PhD in mathematics, computer science, signal processing, telecommunications, or other related areas.
  • Expertise in signal processing technologies (speech enhancement, echo cancellation, array signal processing, adaptive signal processing).
  • Expertise in C/C++, familiar with Java, Python, ablity to implement signal processing algorithms.
Nice-to-have Experiences:
  • Familiar with microphone array signal processing technologies.
  • Familiar with speech signal processing technologies, with prior experience developing echo cancellation, speech enhancement algorithms.
  • With prior experience developing, porting and optimizing speech/audio signal processing algorithms on DSP, ARM or other hardware platforms.
 Speech Synthesis Engineer
Location: San Francisco, CA/Beijing, China
Job Responsibilities:
  1. Research and develop Text-to-speech (TTS) engine and its related algorithms.
  2. Optimize, test, and implement the algorithms on company’s products.
  3. Manage the technical communications during project discussions.
Job Requirements:
  1. MS/PhD in signal processing, computer science, electronic and information engineering, automation, or other related areas.
  2. Familiar with text analysis, pre-processing; prior experience in text analysis/speech synthesis preferred.
  3. Expertise in C/C++; familiar with Java, Python; able to implement speech or text analysis algorithms.
  4. Passionate about entrepreneurship, able to work under pressure and tight deadlines, strong collaborator.
 Intern – Computer science/ Electronic and Information Engineering/Automation
Location: San Francisco, CA/Beijing, China
Time Commitment: no less than four workdays per week
Project Duration: no requirement
Majors: background in signal processing, computer science, electronic and information engineering, automation preferred; expertise in C/C++, familiar with Java, and/or Python.
Other: the internship has the potential to transform into full-time job opportunity
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450 Geary Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94102
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