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Senior Research Engineer, Machine Learning (Text-to-Speech

Company: SoundHound Inc
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Research Engineer, Machine Learning (Text-to-Speech)At SoundHound Inc., our mission is to enable humans to interact with the world the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally. Today, our customized voice AI solutions allow people to talk to phones, cars, smart speakers, mobile apps, coffee machines, and every other part of the emerging "voice-first' world.We seek an experienced Research Engineer whose contributions will significantly advance our core technologies. High-visibility research areas include text-to-speech, automatic speech recognition, wake-phrase detection, speaker verification, and speech enhancement. For this particular role, you will start by innovating deep neural network approaches for text-to-speech. You will have an opportunity to deploy your work on big brands like Snapchat, Pandora, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz.As a member of the Speech Team, you will work closely with teammates across North America and Europe. This role will be a great fit if you do your best work when given room to take ownership and show your ingenuity. We believe that leveraging our diverse perspectives and creativity will result in leading-edge voice AI products.In this role you will:Lead high-impact machine learning projectsFocus on production-driven research that requires ground-breaking innovationPush the state of the art in production-viable text-to-speech (TTS) technologyCollaborate with core R&D teams working on world-class ML productsWe would love to hear from you if:You are well-versed in machine learning fundamentals: optimization, probability, statistics, and linear algebraYou have a track record of leading high-impact machine learning projects in an industry settingYou write efficient, production-level Python or C++ code in a Linux environmentYou are humble and data-driven when making decisionsYou graduated with a Master's or Ph.D. degree in Computer ScienceWe'd be especially excited to hear from you if you have experience with text-to-speech deep learning algorithms. Be sure to mention if you have done research work or are published in machine learning or language technologies.Here at SoundHound, diversity, equity, and inclusion are key to who we are. With a mission to build Voice AI for the world, creating a team with global perspectives is critical to our success. We are also committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its job application and interview process for individuals with disabilities.We are intentional about fostering an environment where everyone feels supported. Employees enjoy comprehensive health care, paid time off, and flexible working hours. Learn more about our philosophy, benefits, and culture at .Come join our growing team and bring your unique voice to our mission!Are you currently residing in the country where this job is located? *--Are you willing to relocate to/near the city where this job is based? *[Employees are expected to return to working from the office once there is consensus from health experts that it is safe to do so. All precautions will be taken to provide a safe work place.]Please selectAre you legally authorized to work in the country where this job is based? *--Will you now or in the future require SoundHound to commence ("sponsor") an immigration case in order to employ you? *--Job Applicant Privacy NoticeLast Updated: June 3, 2020As part of any recruitment process, SoundHound Inc. collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The organization is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.What information do we collect?We collect the following categories of personal information:Identifiers such as name, parents' surnames prior to marriage, alias, telephone number, personal and work email address, postal address, screennames, usernames, date of birth, signature, passport number, driver's license or state identification card number.Financial information such as bank account numbers for payroll and expenses.Audio, electronic, visual, or thermal information such as recorded voicemails and photographic images submitted, and temperature checks.Professional or employment related information such as Curriculum Vitae/resum, current and previous employment details, immigration status, or work authorizations.Education information such as education background, university or school diplomas/certificates, and other educational achievements.Internet or other electronic network activity information , such all documents, files, and information you send through our applicant portal.Inferences such as job preferences or willingness to travel and/or relocate.SoundHound Inc. may collect this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in application forms, CVs or resumes, obtained from your passport or other identity documents or collected through interviews or other forms of assessment.We may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as background checks and references supplied by former employers. We will seek information from third parties only once a job offer to you has been made and will inform you that we are doing so.Data will be stored in a range of different places, including your application record, HR management systems, and other IT systems (including email).In addition, where relevant to the recruitment process, including where necessary to accommodate any disability needs or to comply with some regulatory requirements, we may also have the need to process some characteristics of protected classifications . This may include:Race, colorAncestry, citizenship status, national origin (including languages used and proficiency)Religion, creed, political affiliations or activitiesAge (40 and above)Disability, mental and physicalSex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions)Sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressionMedical condition, AIDS/HIV statusGenetic informationMarital statusMilitary and veteran statusCriminal records, in certain circumstancesVictims of domestic abuse and/or assault/stalkingHow do we use your personal information?We will use your personal information for the following purposes:To process your application including to identify and contact you;To determine whether you have the professional skills, expertise and experience for the position applied for;If you are offered a position with us, to verify the personal information provided including your identity, address, right to work, employment history and academic background and other background screening purposes including, where allowed by law, criminal record checks, searches with a credit reference agency and sanctions screening checks;To provide you with information about future job vacancies, if you would like us to send you such notifications, which may include using data analytics to match your profile against vacant positions;For the limited purpose of evaluating the risk that an applicant's presence poses to others in the workplace as a result of a virus, such as COVID-19 pandemic, or other infectious conditions;To accommodate your disability needs;To detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity; and,For compliance, disciplinary, legal and regulatory purposes.We may collect additional categories of personal information for other business-related purposes and/or use personal information collected for additional purposes, upon prior written notice to you.What are our lawful bases for processing data (EEA and UK only)?We process your personal data for the above purposes based on the following legal bases:Our legitimate interest in recruiting candidates for open positions;Necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract;Necessary for compliance with a legal obligation (e.g. work authorization or reporting obligations);Consent you provide where we do not rely on another legal basis. Consent may be withdrawn at any time.Who has access to data?Your information may be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment process. This includes members of the HR and recruitment team, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with a vacancy, and IT staff if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles.We will not share your data with third parties unless your application for employment is successful and we make you an offer of employment. We will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you, and employment background check providers to obtain necessary background checks.How do we protect your data?We take the security of your data seriously. We have internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.For how long does SoundHound Inc. keep data?If your application for employment is unsuccessful, the organization will hold your data on file for 24 (twenty-four) months after the end of the relevant recruitment process. At the end of that period, or upon your request, your data is deleted or destroyed.If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your Human Resources file (electronic and paper-based) and retained during your employment.Upon your separation of employment with the organization, your personal information shall be retained and destroyed according to our document retention policy and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.What are your rights?California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) RightsStarting January 1, 2020, Californians have new privacy rights to their personal information. Businesses are required to inform members of the categories of personal information they collect and the purposes for which the categories will be used, at or before the point of collection.General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) RightsAs a data subject in the European Economic Area or the UK, you have a number of rights. You can:access and obtain a copy of your data on request;require the organization to change incorrect or incomplete data;require the organization to delete or stop processing your data;object to the processing of your data where SoundHound, Inc. is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing.If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact Bennett Yang at bennett@.If you believe that the organization has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner.Changes to the Privacy PolicyThis Privacy Policy is effective as of the date noted above. We may update this Policy from time to time. If we make material changes, we will post the updated Policy on this page and change the date at the top. We encourage you to review updates by checking the date referenced above.Contact InformationWe welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. You may contact Bennett Yang at bennett@ for any additional questions .What if you do not provide personal data?You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to SoundHound Inc. during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly or at all.U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)Individuals seeking employment at SoundHound Inc. are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.Gender Please select Are you Hispanic/Latino? Please select Race & Ethnicity DefinitionsIf you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.Veteran Status Please selectForm CC-305OMB Control Number 1250-0005Expires 05/31/2023Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form?We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at .How do you know if you have a disability?You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.Disabilities include, but are not limited to:AutismAutoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDSBlind or low visionCancerCardiovascular or heart diseaseCeliac diseaseCerebral palsyDeaf or hard of hearingDepression or anxietyDiabetesEpilepsyGastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndromeIntellectual disabilityMissing limbs or partially missing limbsNervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson's disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depressionDisability Status Please select1 Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at .PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.SDL2017

Keywords: SoundHound Inc, Boulder , Senior Research Engineer, Machine Learning (Text-to-Speech, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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