Software Engineer - Content Pipeline

We believe that a cutting-edge “A+ solution” to organizing/structuring searchable data (e.g. data curation) is essential. It's difficult to get there via human curation because there's too much data. It's also difficult to get there with a purely machine-curated solution (we've learned that lesson first hand). Our solution at SoundHound has been to hybridize the two approaches. In this role, you'll be part of a small and innovative team designing automated algorithms smart enough to approximate a human curator, while also working closely with human curators on the team to achieve the best possible searchable data quality for our apps.


About You:

-You are fascinated by the challenge of implementing machine-based solutions to organize/label data the way human curators would – on a scale that would require millions of human curators

-You are a quick learner with sharp coding skills, enabling you to meet aggressive deadlines

-You enjoy being part of a small team responsible for systems that directly power the search experience of millions of users every day

-You pay attention to detail and take pride in implement highly maintainable code



-Design and implement systems that manage a unique blend of searchable data (including audio, meta-data, and traditional text-based content)

-Lots of coding, testing, and scripting in a linux environment

-Regularly analyze the data curated by the system and identify areas for improvement



-Proficient in C++ and one or more scripting languages

-Strong grasp of algorithms and data structures

-Experience manipulating and managing large amounts of data

-Self motivated and able to contribute in a fast-paced team environment

-BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent


Nice to haves:

-Experience working with large catalogs of real-world / messy data

-Experience with distributed computing

-Familiarity with text search algorithms and related systems

-Experience working with music-related data

-Proficiency with databases/SQL


How to Apply:

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

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