Sonantic is hiring a Deep Learning Speech Researcher

United States

Posted 24 days
As a Deep Learning Speech Researcher you will design and experiment with state-of-the-art generative speech models for gaming and entertainment studios. You will collaborate closely with both our CTO and the team to advance the best computerised speech in the world.

You’ll be responsible for
  • Designing, building, and evaluating deep learning speech synthesis models via experimental workflows.
  • Collaborating with a cross functional agile team spanning user research, design, data science, product management, and engineering to build new voice features that advance our mission.
  • Prototyping new approaches and voice improvements for our enterprise customers.
  • Helping drive optimisation, testing, and tooling to improve product performance.
  • Collaborating with business/product/research teams to ensure seamless voice model delivery.

We’re looking for

  • Experience working with generative speech synthesis models e.g. sequence-to-sequence, transformer or other deep learning models.
  • PhD educated candidates specialising in deep learning speech synthesis.
  • Publications showing originality of ideas and aptitude for experimental design.
  • (Please note: Candidates lacking this academic background but strong in generative speech synthesis models, may be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Very strong Python coding skills.
  • Very strong deep learning framework skills (Pytorch preferred).
  • Strong workflow skills: Git, AWS EC2, SSH remote connections, etc.
  • Very strong communication & interpersonal skills

Great if you have these too
  • Linguistics or Speech Science background
  • Signal Processing or Sound Engineering background
  • Interest in gaming or media/entertainment industries
  • An understanding of creative software e.g. Photoshop, ProTools, Final Cut Pro

Employee Benefits

  • Working alongside a talented team within a friendly atmosphere
  • Attractive employee options scheme and performance based bonuses
  • Customisable benefits package
  • Flexible holiday allowance

Diversity Promise

At Sonantic, we commit to cultivating a workplace that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We have no judgement when it comes to any of the things that make you who you are, instead, these are celebrated. You are encouraged to bring your authentic self to work every day - Everyone is welcome!
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