Dos ofertas de trabajo en ELSA: Speech scientist (Lisboa), Senior speech scientist (where would you like to live?)

Speech scientist at ELSA

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

contact: people@elsaspeak.com

Job Description

We are looking for an splendid Speech Scientist to join our team al ELSA and help us in our mission to help every language learner speak a foreign language fluently and confidently.

As a speech scientist al ELSA you will be playing with state-of-the-art machine learning and applying them to tons of audio and text data, towards building new technology and improving existing algorithms.

At ELSA you will not do your job alone. Solving a problem includes working with a team (backend, speech scientists, product managers, designers) to design solutions that would impact hundreds of thousands of users. We are an agile team. We are passionate engineers. We are highly collaborative. We value results. We go above and beyond to help our users and to deliver superb products, but we also value work-life balance – we are motorcycle riders, mountain climbers, food-enthusiasts, espresso lovers, yoga students, proud parents.

With more than 1.5M app downloads, your research will be directly influenced and will influence the many thousands of users that use our app daily.

Your role

Investigate and implement new technology in speech and natural language processing.

Postprocess, organize and put to use the myriad of data collected daily from the usage of the ELSA app.

Propose new features and investigate their technical feasibility at scale, in a production environment. Work with the CTO and development engineers to turn research into reality.

Work with the rest of the speech scientists to define the future of the speech and NLP technology used at ELSA.

Maintain and improve the current speech and NLP technology stack following state-or-the-art developments and availability of new training data.

Requirements

PhD in speech technology or related area (Masters level + related experience will also be considered).

Proven research and publications track record that shows you can think on your own and come up with novel approaches to state-of-the-art problems.

Outstanding coding skills. You should be able to program in low level languages like C++, high level prototyping using Python, Matlab, or similar; and be able to glue all them together using bash scripts.

Enthusiasm and readiness to dig into production results to correct corner cases of your algorithms and iterate to better technology.

Acquainted with deep learning open source packages (Theano, tensor flow, Caffe, Torch,…) and experience using Kaldi ASR.

What we offer

Competitive salary and stock options according to seniority

Company laptop

Flexible working hours

Ample room to grow professionally

Experience the true startup spirit of a fast growing and well funded Silicon Valley startup

Application

Send your  LinkedIn profile or your CV to people@elsaspeak.com and we will get in touch.

Senior speech scientist at ELSA

Location: flexible, where would you like to live?

contact: people@elsaspeak.com

Job description

We are looking for an splendid Senior Speech Scientist to join our team al ELSA and help us in our mission to help every language learner speak a foreign language fluently and confidently.

As a Senior Scientist at ELSA you will be responsible for the evolution of the speech technology powering our language assessment services. Your efforts will translate directly to new voice-enabled features and better assessment quality for hundreds of thousands of language learners that use ELSA app. In addition, you will work directly with the CTO to define and drive the scientific roadmap of the company.

At ELSA you will not do your job alone.  Solving a problem includes working with a team (backend, speech scientists, product managers, designers) to design solutions that would impact hundreds of thousands of users. We are an agile team. We are passionate engineers. We are highly collaborative. We value results. We go above and beyond to help our users and to deliver superb products, but we also value work-life balance – we are motorcycle riders, mountain climbers, food-enthusiasts, espresso lovers, yoga students, proud parents.

Join our world-class team and be one of the personalities that make the ELSA culture awesome.

Requirements:

PhD in speech technology or very related area

5+ years of experience post-PhD

Expert in acoustic modeling in English

Leadership experience leading junior researchers and students

Bonus skills

Experience bringing products to market

Knowledge of Kaldi-ASR package at API level

Experience in CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) technology

Good programming skills in Python, C++ and shell hacking

Experience training multilingual ASR systems and working with languages other than English

What we offer

Flexible working location

Competitive salary and stock options according to seniority

Company laptop

Flexible working hours

Ample room to grow professionally

Experience the true startup spirit of a fast growing and well funded Silicon Valley startup

Application

Send your an email with your LinkedIn profile or your CV to people@elsaspeak.com and we will get back to you.

About us

ELSA Corp. is a US (San Francisco) startup with engineering offices in Lisbon. Our vision is to enable everyone to speak foreign languages with full confidence, reaching better life and career opportunities, powered by our proprietary speech recognition technology using deep learning. Our flagship product, ELSA speak, is a personal mobile coach who improves our users’ English pronunciation and intonation using phonetic and suprasegmental analysis of the user’s speech. Our backend servers implement state-of-the-art speech assessment technology to pinpoint the user’s most outstanding errors and give accurate and consistent feedback on how to solve them.