Senior Acoustic Modeling Researcher

San Francisco
ASAPP, an AI startup headquartered in downtown NYC, is seeking full-time Senior Acoustic Modeling Researcher to join our early stage Speech team in our San Francisco Bay Area office. This is a critical role to help us revolutionize our customer interaction platform. If you thrive in an environment of deep thinking, impactful research, and startup-paced execution, ASAPP is the ideal place for you.

What you'll do:

    • Optimize acoustic model training procedures, especially discriminative training using large amounts of audio data
    • Work closely with other speech recognition researchers on implementing algorithms to improve voice user interaction
    • Follow new research trends related to acoustic 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
    • Familiar with open-source speech recognition toolkits such as Kaldi
    • Familiar with at least one of the deep learning toolkits, such as Tensorflow, PyTorch, MxNet
    • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent teamwork spirit
    • Strong communication skills

We'd like to see:

    • Peer-reviewed publications in speech recognition research
    • Strong software engineering experience
    • Ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change


    • Equity
    • Free lunch daily
    • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
    • Wellness perks
ASAPP is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. If you have a disability and need assistance with our employment application process, please email us at to obtain assistance.