Senior Research Scientist, Speech Recognition

Toronto, Canada

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SoundHound Inc. builds voice AI products that make it easier for people to engage with the world around them. We do this by creating custom voice assistants that make it possible for companies to extend their brand in new and meaningful ways. 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 are looking for an experienced Research Scientist to join our core speech team. We work on areas including automatic speech recognition (ASR), natural language processing (NLP), Machine Learning, speech synthesis (TTS), voice biometrics, pattern recognition, digital signal processing (DSP), and speech enhancement. Your research will be applied to production in order to bring ASR performance to the next level. 

Our team of researchers and engineers is distributed across North America and Europe. You have an opportunity to join a group that values diversity, community, ingenuity. 

In this role, you will:

  • Lead high impact speech R&D projects with the potential to reach two billion end users
  • Research state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms for speech technologies
  • Provide technical leadership to our machine learning engineers to prototype and productionize promising methods
  • Work closely with the team director to define and propose R&D projects

We would love to hear from you if:

  • You have research work or publications pertaining to applying deep learning to speech recognition
  • You have a Ph.D. in ASR or related fields
  • You bring at least three years of industry experience focused on ASR research
  • You have a deep knowledge of mathematics, machine learning, and speech recognition
  • You possess hands-on experience using Kaldi, TensorFlow, or PyTorch
  • You have experience writing production-level code in Python or C++
  • You enjoy mentoring and leading other teammates
  • You value building relationships with team members both in and out of work

We’d be especially excited if you worked on end-to-end ASR, low-resource ASR, or acoustic model training. Also, please be sure to let us know if you are fluent in multiple spoken languages.


Here at SoundHound, diversity, equity, and inclusion are key to who we are as a company. With a mission to build Voice AI for the world, creating a team with global perspectives is critical to our success. 

We care deeply about fostering an environment where everyone is supported and can do their best work. SoundHound will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits of employment. 

Employees enjoy comprehensive health care, paid time off, discounted fitness classes, and flexible working hours. Learn more about our philosophy, benefits, and culture at

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Come join our growing team and bring your unique voice to our mission!

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Tags: Deep Learning Machine Learning Mathematics Model training NLP Python PyTorch R R&D Research Speech synthesis TensorFlow

Perks/benefits: Career development Equity Flex hours Flex vacation Health care

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: Canada
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