Senior Speech Recognition Engineer

1 month agoRemote

As the only truly unified cloud communications platform that integrates both UCaaS and CCaaS (contact center), Dialpad is on a mission to prove that employees don’t need to be in the office, stuck at a desk, or wearing pants to be 110% effective at their job. Our patented Voice Intelligence technology is embedded in every call to transcribe conversations, capture action items, provide coaching, analyze sentiment, and more—in real time.

Who we are

At Dialpad, work isn’t a place you go, it's a thing you do. And we don’t just build products for everywhere workers—we are everywhere workers. With offices in the Bay Area, Austin, Raleigh, Vancouver, Waterloo, Tokyo, London, Sydney, and Bangalore, along with remote workers around the world, we are dedicated to building a diverse workforce, where each individual is welcomed and valued for their personhood and contribution.

With a $1.2 billion valuation and over $250 million in funding from Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, OMERS Growth Equity, ICONIQ Capital, Felicis Ventures, Work-Bench, Scale Ventures, and other top VCs, Dialpad attracts top talent from leading tech companies, and every member of our team plays an essential role in creating dynamic products that enable workers to collaborate and be productive from anywhere.

About The Role

At Dialpad, we have developed our own state-of-the-art ASR system to address the unique challenges of transcribing real-life human to human business conversations. We are actively doing R&D to improve acoustic modeling, handling of a wide range of accents and dialects, and modeling customers' unique vocabulary. ASR is a critical function in our mission to provide conversational insights at scale to our users with AI.

Our Speech Recognition Engineers get to apply ASR to the practical solution of business phone conversations; bridging the gap between academia and industry. A day in the life of a senior engineer could involve building cutting edge solutions for real-time production applications, researching new ideas and how they could apply to our products, helping to brainstorm on the future direction of the team, and helping to lead more junior employees in their work. No matter what they are doing on a given day they will be having a meaningful impact on the customer’s experience while working in a highly collaborative and supportive environment. 

We have a team culture that emphasizes continuous learning and keeping up with advances in the field of speech and natural language processing. We have internal seminars each week to discuss experimental results and review papers, and encourage team members to participate in academic conferences.


  • At least 3 years of demonstrated experience building ASR systems with Kaldi or another ASR system, this could be through a Ph.D. and publications or deploying systems to production environments
  • Proficiency in some programming languages such as Python, Bash, C/C++, SQL
  • Strong machine learning background and familiarity with state of the art neural networking and statistical modeling techniques applied to speech, including DNNs, bLSTMs, RNNs, and end-to-end systems. 
  • Willing to work collaboratively with those in EST and PST time zones

About Us

Joining our team means collaborating with people that aren’t just passionate about their work but about Argentine tango, musicals, sushi burritos, comic books - you name it. Because if you’re going to redefine the status quo, you need a group of people hungry to do more, to see more, and be more than where they started.

There is no idea too crazy and no task too small — we work together to make things we’re proud of.

Compensation & Equity

Teamwork makes the dream work. We recognize that our dedicated team members are what make us successful. That’s why we offer competitive salaries in addition to stock options.


An apple a day keeps the doctor away - and it doesn’t hurt that we offer 100% paid medical, dental, and vision plans for all employees.


We offer a monthly stipend to help cover your cell phone, home internet, and even gym membership costs.


We believe in your future as much as you do! That's why we offer a yearly stipend for continued learning and education expenses.

Location, Location, Location

San Francisco <> San Ramon <> Austin <> Raleigh <> Vancouver <> Kitchener <> Tokyo <> New York <> Bangalore. From coast to coast, our offices are nestled in active and growing downtown areas

Dialpad is an equal opportunity employer; we believe in creating a community of inclusion and an environment free from discrimination or harassment.