Senior Speech Engine Developer

San Francisco
ASAPP, an AI startup headquartered in downtown NYC, is seeking full-time Senior Speech Engine Developer 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:

    • Develop new features and optimize speed and latency of our speech recognition engine
    • Work closely with speech modeling experts and platform engineers
    • Follow new research trends related to speech recognition engines, prototyping and productionizing new algorithms

What you'll need:

    • M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Speech Recognition or Machine Learning
    • Proficiency in C++ (and a strong overall software engineering experience)
    • Experienced with Kaldi and weighted finite-state transducer (WFST)
    • Strong analytical / problem-solving skills
    • Excellent teamwork spirit and strong communication skills

We'd like to see:

    • Peer-reviewed publications in speech recognition research
    • Enthusiasm and the 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.