Software Engineer - Natural Language Understanding

SoundHound is creating and productizing transformative technologies that improve life. Join us.

After amassing a global user community well over 300 million strong, a large portfolio of core technologies and award winning products....we're just getting started. 

At SoundHound we value creativity, innovation, hard work, open communication and fast iteration, which allow us to act on valuable feedback from employees and users alike. SoundHound's culture is one of impromptu coffee breaks, less-impromptu fitness sessions, group lunches, and weekly happy hours. 

We offer a competitive salary, SoundHound stock options, unique camaraderie, catered lunches, and the opportunity to call a company home that's simultaneously changing the way we discover music AND interact with machines. Yep, it's that cool.

About the Role:

In this role, you will be implementing functionality similar to what you see in these videos: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUbK1yeYzAI 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1ONXea0mXg 

You will be learning and using the most advanced technologies in the fields of Natural Language Understanding, Speech, Search, and AI, all built in-house here at SoundHound over the past 10 years.

We’ve worked hard to build a platform that enables individual developers to implement deep natural language user experiences very rapidly, often within days.  These user experiences will be showcased within our Hound app, and made available to other developers via the Houndify platform, enabling them to power billions of devices and applications.

Your work will directly contribute to a revolution in the way people interact with the devices around them: by speaking naturally.

 

About You:

  • You are excited about being one of the first people to become proficient in a new programming paradigm.
  • Your dream job involves building/owning the systems that improve the lives of millions of users every day.
  • You view coding as an art form, and your love of coding is second only to your love of deprecating even more code.
  • You notice opportunities to improve the end user experience and are proactive about getting the details right.
  • You are a fast learner with strong software development skills, enabling you to meet aggressive deadlines while producing scalable and maintainable systems. 

Requirements:

  • Proficient in C/C++ and at least one scripting language
  • Excellent algorithms skills, and ability to write efficient code
  • Strong English language communication skills
  • Experience with data conditioning and relevance algorithms
  • Experience manipulating and managing large amounts of data
  • Comfortable working in Linux environment
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience working with third-party APIs or datasets
  • Experience working in a client-server Agile development environment.
  • Familiarity with web crawling and related concepts
  • Familiarity with text search and related systems
  • Fluent in additional languages such as:
  • Spanish, French, German, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, etc.

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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