Sr Applied Scientist, Audio

3+ months agoPalo Alto, CA


We are looking for a senior audio applied scientist to work on real-time transcriptions of conversational audio.

The Advanced Technology Group, within the Amazon Chime team is the cornerstone of the AWS Center for Audio and Video Excellence. Our charter is to think big, re-imagine, re:Invent, problem solve, innovate and deliver novel, state-of-the-art solutions to audio and video problems. We are interested in all aspects of audio and video technology, and we leverage the latest Machine Learning (ML) and Signal Processing (DSP) techniques to surprise and delight our customers. Our applications include real-time audio/video communications, audio/video scene analysis, anomaly detection, audio/speech/music/image/video processing, enhancement, analysis, synthesis and coding.

We reach our customers in multiple ways. Our work feeds directly into the Amazon Chime SDK, which now has worldwide adoption and rapid growth. We also contribute Amazon Chime Meetings and power other AWS and Amazon multimedia offerings. In addition, we are building and launching new standalone AWS cloud services to put our technology directly into the hands of builders and customers. We have the nimbleness of a small startup outfit, but, at the same time, the immense resources of AWS - the world leader in cloud computing - behind us as well. If you want to have a profound and direct impact on the end customer experience, this is the team to be on!

We have a world-class, award-winning team of research scientists, applied scientists, research engineers and software engineers, and we are looking to hire in all of these job families.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon's culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance
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Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.


• PhD in Audio/EE/CS
• 5+ Years of Relevant Industry Experience
• Fluent in audio and ASR systems
• Fluent in Matlab, C, C++
• Track record of publishing papers


• PhD in Audio/EE/CS/ASR/DSP/ML
• 10+ years' experience
• Excellent SW skills
• Track record of publishing SOTA papers and delivering results

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Job ID: Amazon-1465820