Senior Acoustic 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

    • 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

What 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


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