Senior Language Modeling Researcher

Mountain View
At ASAPP, our mission is to solve complex and challenging problems by building transformative machine learning-powered products. We leverage artificial intelligence to address significant challenges that share three common characteristics: huge economic scale, systemic inefficiencies, and tremendous amounts of data. Our talented teams that drive our product innovation and development are located in New York City, San Francisco, Mountain View, and Buenos Aires.

What you'll do

    • Develop and optimize language model training pipeline for fast iteration of building and publishing production models
    • Follow new research related to language modeling, prototyping and productionizing new algorithms

What you'll need

    • M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Speech Recognition or Machine Learning
    • Experience with Linux OS and scripting languages such as Perl, Python, shell scripts
    • Expertise in key language technologies, such as speech recognition, machine translation or natural language understanding
    • Familiar with big data processing using Hadoop, Hive, Spark etc.
    • Familiar with at least one of the deep learning toolkits, such as Tensorflow, PyTorch, MxNet
    • Strong analytical / problem-solving skills
    • Excellent teamwork spirit and strong communication skills

What we'd like to see

    • Experience with weighted finite-state transducer (WFST)
    • Peer-reviewed publications in speech or NLP research
    • Strong software engineering experience
    • Ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change


    • Competitive compensation
    • Free lunch daily
    • Fully stocked kitchen and snack room
    • Fitness and wellness perks
    • Learning and development opportunities
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