• Sr Speech Scientist

    Location US-CA-Sunnyvale
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/6/2018 5:24 AM)
    Job ID
    648906
    Company
    A2Z Development Center, Inc.
  • Job Description

    Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile devices like the Kindle family of products. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. Since then, we have worked to produce best-selling e-readers and tablets, as well as new inventions like Fire TV and Fire phone. What will you help us create?

    Work hard. Have fun. Make history.

    The Role:
    Amazon is looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive Senior Scientist to help build industry-leading Speech and Language technology. Our mission is to push the envelope in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Audio Signal Processing, in order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers.

    As a Senior Speech and Language Scientist, you will work with talented peers to develop novel algorithms and modeling techniques to advance the state of the art in spoken language understanding. Your work will directly impact our customers in the form of novel products and services that make use of speech and language technology. You will work closely with HW designers to delivers best customer experience within the constraints of low-cost consumer device. You will leverage Amazon’s heterogeneous data sources and large-scale computing resources to accelerate advances in spoken language understanding. You will mentor junior scientists, create and drive new initiatives.


    Basic Qualifications

    • Graduate degree (MS or PhD) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, or Mathematics
    • 5+ years of work experience with standard speech and machine learning techniques
    • Experience with programming languages such as C/C++, Java, Perl or Python.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • PhD with specialization in speech recognition, signal processing, and machine learning
    • Strong publication record
    • Strong software development skills
    • Experience working effectively with science, data processing, and software engineering teams
    • 5+ years of work experience with standard speech and machine learning techniques, scientific thinking, and the ability to invent
    • A track record of thought leadership and contributions that have advanced the field
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills

    Lab126 is part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
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