SoundHound is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer - TTS

Santa Clara, United States

SoundHound is creating and productizing transformative technologies that improve life. Join us.

After amassing a global user community well over 300 million strong, a large portfolio of core technologies and award winning products....we're just getting started. 

At SoundHound we value creativity, innovation, hard work, open communication and fast iteration, which allow us to act on valuable feedback from employees and users alike. SoundHound's culture is one of impromptu coffee breaks, less-impromptu fitness sessions, group lunches, and weekly happy hours. 

We offer a competitive salary, SoundHound stock options, unique camaraderie, catered lunches, and the opportunity to call a company home that's simultaneously changing the way we discover music AND interact with machines. Yep, it's that cool.

About You:

  • You have a deep background in text-to-speech and related fields

  • You are passionate about keeping up with the latest research and techniques within the field

  • You're even more passionate about designing and implementing industry-leading solutions


  • Significant prior exposure to one or more speech synthesis techniques such as:

    • concatenative synthesis

    • rule-based formant-synthesizers

    • statistical-parametric speech synthesis based on HMM's

    • articulatory synthesis

  • Excellent C/C++ coding skills

  • Strong fundamentals in software engineering, algorithm design, analyzing complex systems

  • Self-starter with ability to track and monitor your own work load

  • Proven ability to deliver complex solutions from end to end

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent

    Nice to haves:

  • Prior exposure to any of the following fields:

    • audio DSP

    • prosodic modeling

    • morphological analysis

    • text-to-phoneme conversion

    • pronunciation modeling

    • computational linguistics

    • machine learning

    • text processing

  • Prior experience working in a fast paced start-up environment

  • Proficiency with one or more scripting languages

    How to Apply:

  • Please send us your resume and cover letter.  Applications without cover letters will not be considered.  Tell us why you would like a job at SoundHound in particular.

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