Senior Speech Recognition Scientist

    • Berlin, Germany

At SoundHound Inc., we believe every brand should have a voice. As the leading innovator of conversational technologies, we’re trusted by top brands around the globe. Houndify, our independent Voice AI platform, with 70,000+ users, allows brands to create custom voice assistants that deliver results with unprecedented speed and accuracy.

Our mission is to enable humans to interact with the things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally. We’re making that a reality through our SoundHound music discovery app and Hound voice assistant and through our strategic partnerships with brands like Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Deutsche Telekom, and Pandora. Today, our customized voice AI solutions allow people to talk to phones, cars, smart speakers, mobile apps, coffee machines, and every other part of the emerging ‘voice-first’ world.

Our diverse team of engineers, UX/UI designers, writers, data scientists and linguists are all passionate about creating a world with more conversations. With more than 14 years of expertise in voice technology, we have hundreds of millions of end users, and a worldwide team in six countries building solutions for a voice-first world.

About the Role:

  • This is a fantastic opportunity to join the core group working on Speech Recognition at SoundHound
  • Lead high-impact Speech Recognition projects with the potential to reach two billion end users
  • Research state-of-the-art methods in Automatic Speech Recognition
  • Provide technical leadership to Machine Learning engineers to prototype and productionize promising methods

Requirements:

  • Experience with Automatic Speech Recognition systems
  • Knowledge of ASR technologies such as: acoustic modeling, language modeling, HMM, WFST, neural networks, feature extraction
  • Solid software engineering experience
  • Hands-on experience in any full stack ASR tool kit, e.g. Sphinx, Kaldi, HTK, Julius
  • PhD in Speech Recognition or equivalent
  • At least ten years experience in the ASR space

Nice to Haves:

  • Research work/publications in applying Deep Learning methods to Speech Recognition
  • Deep fluency with academic fields relevant to Speech Recognition
  • Experience in computer vision and pattern recognition
  • Knowledge of DSP principles, noise reduction, echo cancelation


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