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Senior Speech Recognition Engineers

    Closing date: 30 Jun 2017


    Speechmatics

    BACKGROUND Speechmatics is a leader in automatic speech recognition (ASR). Using proprietary technology, we have built one of the most accurate ASR systems in the world, with a vision to power a voice-enabled economy. We are already working in the world at a time when the global economy is actively adopting all types of speech-related technologies. In developing our technology we combine our years of experience, the latest developments in the field and our own focus on cutting-edge research to produce a world-class service. In the office, we pride ourselves on a relaxed but productive environment whilst we stay in touch with the field by attending both academic and commercial conferences and have fun together with regular team events (in the past we have been punting, go-karting, attended a cooking workshop and played bubble football...). We are expanding rapidly and are seeking more people in the coming months to help us keep pushing the boundaries of speech recognition. This is an opportunity to join a high growth team and form a major part of its future direction. The Opportunity We are looking for a talented scientist to help us build the best speech technology for anybody, anywhere, in any language. You will be a part of a team that is responsible for the delivery of every language pack published by the company, and for Auto-Auto, our ground-breaking framework to support the building of ASR models. This will involve maintaining and improving our pipeline, keeping our speech recognition at the head of the field and solving the challenges of a growing language portfolio. Because you will be joining a small team, you will need to be a team player who thrives in a fast paced environment, with a focus on product delivery. Bringing skills to the team is as important as a can-do attitude. We strongly encourage versatility and knowledge transfer within the team, so we can share efficiently what needs to be done to meet our commitments to the rest of the company. Our work typically relies on very large quantities of data, state-of-the-art methods (and our secret ingredients). Auto-Auto and the languages we are covering is core to our business. You should therefore be passionate about building products that will be used in businesses and homes worldwide. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES * Delivering high quality language models on time. * Cracking the challenges of an ever-growing portfolio (e.g. think tones, synthetics languages with rich morphology or agglutination, under resourced languages, etc.) with pragmatism and flexibility in mind. * Participating in the software development cycle of Auto-Auto. * Keeping an eye on the field and technological advances to stay ahead of the game. * Helping with the never ending problem of data acquisition: we always need more. EXPERIENCE Essential * Graduate degree in statistics, engineering, mathematics, or computer science. * Expertise in key natural language processing technologies, such as speech recognition, text to speech or natural language understanding. * Experience working with standard NLP toolkits, e.g. Kaldi, KenLM, etc. * Solid programming skills with at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Perl, Ruby, etc). * Experience using Unix/Linux. * Analytical mind-set with a data-driven approach to making decisions and real attention to detail. * Experience of working within a team. Desirable * PhD degree. * Demonstrable commercial work experience in a directly related field. * Expertise in modern speech recognition, including WFSTs, lattice processing, neural net (RNN / DNN / LSTM), acoustic and language models, Viterbi decoding. * Comprehensive knowledge of machine learning and statistical modelling. * Experience in deep machine learning and related toolkits, e.g. Theano, Torch, etc. * Expertise in Python and/or C++. * Experience working effectively with software engineering teams or as a Software Engineer. SALARY We offer a competitive salary, bonus scheme, pension contribution matching (up to 5%) and a generous EMI share option scheme. We also have several additional benefits including holiday purchase, massages, fully stocked beer fridge, Cyclescheme, fruit boxes and many more. The overall package will depend on your motivations and level of experience.

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      Tel: 08458751024

      EMail: careers@speechmatics.com

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Software Development Engineers

    Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

    Cambridge
    Speechmatics

    BACKGROUND Speechmatics is a leader in automatic speech recognition (ASR). Using proprietary technology, we have built one of the most accurate ASR systems in the world, with a vision to power a voice-enabled economy. We are already working in the world at a time when the global economy is actively adopting all types of speech-related technologies. In developing our technology we combine our years of experience, the latest developments in the field and our own focus on cutting-edge research to produce a world-class service. In the office, we pride ourselves on a relaxed but productive environment whilst we stay in touch with the field by attending both academic and commercial conferences and have fun together with regular team events (in the past we have been punting, go-karting, attended a cooking workshop and played bubble football...). We are expanding rapidly and are seeking more people in the coming months to help us keep pushing the boundaries of speech recognition. This is an opportunity to join a high growth team and form a major part of its future direction. THE OPPORTUNITY You will be joining the "Languages" team within Speechmatics, focussing on two key goals. We maintain and develop Auto-Auto, our ground-breaking framework to support the building of languages for use in ASR. And we use it to build new language models. We are looking for an experienced Software Development Engineer to join us. As a member of the team, you will be working on the development, maintenance and expansion of our pipeline, and participating in building and solving the challenges of a growing language portfolio. You will have significant influence on implementing or integrating new features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product. Auto-Auto is core to our business and by working on it you will have a chance to build something that will be used in businesses and homes worldwide. Working in a rapidly growing start-up also means opportunities to contribute to other projects, depending on the candidate's background and skills. If you are a talented, detail-oriented engineer with a solid software development foundation and a commitment to deliver the best possible technology solutions, then we want to hear from you! KEY RESPONSIBILITIES * Delivering high quality, maintainable and robust code on time, as part of a team. * Executing projects and developing against an outlined design. * Developing pragmatic solutions and building flexible systems without over-engineering. * Involvement at all stages of the software development cycle, including designing and developing new architectural systems and improvements, and QA processes. * Participation in estimation and sprint planning in an agile environment. * Participation in delivering new language models for the ASR engine. * Working closely with other technical teams and product team to deliver on the company's technical vision. EXPERIENCE Essential * Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field. * Professional experience in software development. * Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis. * Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations. * Excellent Python skills. * Good Linux skills. * Experience of working within a team to deliver and run high quality systems. Desirable * Master's degree in Computer Science or related field. * Demonstrable professional experience in software development. * Proficiency in C and C++ (ideally with strong STL and Boost experience). * Strong skills and experience in cloud-based software development, preferably AWS: * Working with distributed and/or clustered systems. * Building and running horizontally scaling architectures. * Using cloud-based queueing, messaging, monitoring and storage techniques. * Experience in flow-based programming. * Familiarity with statistical models and data mining algorithms. * Analytical with a data-driven approach to making decisions and attention to detail. * Previous experience with Natural Language Processing techniques. * Comfortable collaborating with teams with very different technical skills, and non-technical teams. SALARY We offer a competitive salary, bonus scheme, pension contribution matching (up to 5%) and a generous EMI share option scheme. We also have several additional benefits including holiday purchase, massages, fully stocked beer fridge, Cyclescheme, fruit boxes and many more.

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Algorithm Research Engineer

    Closing date: 1 Aug 2017


    Cirrus Logic London

    We are looking for people to join the voice research team who can drive new ideas and create IP and techniques which will enable the development of leading-edge and differentiated voice-related features. We are looking at all levels of experience starting from summer-interns, year placement in industry, MSc graduates, recent PhDs or more experienced individuals with industrial or postdoc work. For more information contact Rahim Saeidi on rahim.saeidi@cirrus.com. Responsibilities Researching and developing new algorithms in voice-, speaker- and signal-processing related domains Simulating, measuring and optimising algorithms to prove that they meet intended goals, and optimising the design to suit the constraints Maintaining an up to date understanding of techniques, designs and methods from sources such as technical journals Being highly active in the generation of novel, patentable IP Required Skills and Qualifications Experience in one of the following areas of speech enhancement: Voice activity detection; De-reverberation; Echo cancellation; Multi-mic noise reduction; Non-linear processing and control Experience in one of the following areas of speech-related technologies: speech recognition, speaker recognition, language recognition Experience in one of the following areas of machine learning (in an audio context): Neural networks; Bayesian networks, SVM, etc Experience with MATLAB, Python, C/C++ Innovative, creative, lateral thinking Excellent attention to detail Good interpersonal skills and a strong team player Confident verbal and written communicator and presenter Ability to clearly communicate technical issues to senior management as well as peers Ability to work to tight and variable timescales with minimal supervision

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