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Senior speech scientist

Published date a month ago
Posted: a month ago
Company Speechgrinder
Company: Speechgrinder
Location Helsinki
Location: Helsinki

We are looking for an experienced speech scientist. You have been building modern ASR and NLU solutions and are up-to-date with the latest developments within the academia. You are comfortable working with the latest machine/deep learning technologies and are not afraid to independently implement the latest research findings. ## You will be working very closely with our Chief scientist, who has been developing Amazon Alexa, Echo and FireTV products.

You will be a central part of our fast growing speech science team responsible for:

  • Developing our in-house speech recognition and natural language understanding systems
  • Prototyping novel ASR and NLU solutions
  • Designing automated data processing pipelines for speech and language data
  • Large-scale training of statistical models for ASR and NLU
  • Evaluating and benchmarking the ASR and NLU systems

You will be a great candidate for this position if you have:

  • Real passion and talent to develop outstanding ASR and NLU solutions
  • Strong background in machine learning and previous experience in ASR or NLU
  • Good programming skills to develop and prototype ML systems
  • Familiarity with large-scale data processing
  • Good team work skills
  • Traits of an inspiring team lead and have been mentoring junior scientists

We expect you to master most of the following tools and technologies:

  • Programming languages: Python, C/C++, Java
  • Machine learning: PyTorch, TensorFlow or similar
  • Cloud: AWS, Google Cloud
  • DevOps: Docker, Kubernetes
  • ASR tools: OpenFST, LM tools
  • Developer tools: Git, Github

We can offer you a once in a lifetime opportunity to build something amazing with us, and of course also:

  • Opportunity to work with state-of-the-art technologies
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee equity plan
  • Awesome office space
  • Top-notch kit (latest Macs etc)
  • Opportunity to work with a world class & fun team
  • Opportunity to contribute into creating our culture

How to apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Please describe in your cover letter how have you in very practical terms been developing ASR and NLU solutions. Also please reflect how it compares to the modern state-of-the-art end-to-end architectures.