Software Engineer - C++ Algorithms

Algorithms are at the heart of what we do here at SoundHound. In our mission to make audio-based searching as accurate, cost-effective, and scalable as text-based searching, we have re-invented many wheels, sometimes turning conventional search wisdom on it's head, and often solving problems that have never had scalable solutions before (such as our sing/hum based search engine). In this role, you'll be part of a small and highly talented team working on evolving our speech recognition technologies, and continuing to innovate at an industry-leading pace.

About You:

  • You love algorithms, and the challenge of writing scalable solutions to complex problems
  • You are a fast learner, with strong coding skills which enable you to meet aggressive deadlines while producing maintainable code
  • You enjoy being part of a small team and wearing multiple hats
  • You love working on open ended problems that have never been solved before

Responsibilities:

  • Lots of hands-on coding, testing, and scripting in a linux environment
  • Design and implement algorithmic solutions to non-trivial problems
  • Analyze and improve existing algorithmic solutions (making them faster and more accurate)
  • Learn new domains quickly when necessary

Requirements:

  • Experience writing code in a context where efficiency matters
  • Strong coding skills in C/C++
  • Deep grasp of algorithms and data-structures, with ability to innovate
  • Proficiency with one or more scripting languages
  • Strong command of Linux environment
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with search/relevance algorithms
  • Exposure to Natural Language Processing and related concepts
  • Exposure to speech recognition related concepts

How to Apply:

Please send us your resume and cover letter. Tell us why you would like a job at SoundHound in particular.

About SoundHound:

SoundHound Inc. turns sound into understanding and actionable meaning.

We believe in enabling humans to interact with the things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally to mobile phones, cars, TVs, music speakers, coffee machines, and every other part of the emerging 'connected' world. Our latest product, Hound, leverages our Speech-to-Meaning technology to showcase a ground-breaking smartphone experience. Our SoundHound product applies our technology to music, enabling people to discover, explore, and share the music around them, and even find the name of that song stuck in their heads by singing or humming. And through the Houndify platform, we empower developers to be part of the speech-to-meaning revolution.

Mission: Houndify everything.

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