Pindrop is hiring a

Research Scientist - Audio

Atlanta, United States

The Job

Our Research team is critical because they prove we can do what we say we can. They analyze a massive number of audio files, create algorithms to extract interesting forensic information, and work on real problems of phone-based fraud. In addition to sticking it to the bad guys, you have the opportunity to be part of an environment that feeds innovation, supports learning, recognizes style, and rewards effort.

Who You Are

  • Bachelors or Masters degree
  • Ability to travel up to 30%
  • Strong communication skills 

Tech Experience

  • You are fluent with Linux command line (Ubuntu preferred)
  • Fluent with a scripting language (Python preferred)
  • Competent in at least one database system (MySQL preferred)
  • You understand basic signal processing concepts
  • You are familiar with basic machine learning concepts
  • You are able to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical parties in an informal Q&A setting

Experience with these doesn't hurt, either

  • Audio signal analysis
  • Speech signal analysis
  • Noise analysis
  • Speaker recognition, identification, and verification
  • Algorithm implementation in Python and C++
  • Machine learning and/or data mining 


Perks at Pindrop

We hire good people, and take care of them.  Pindrop believes in fostering an environment where employees don’t just come to work hard, but play hard. We host regular game nights, team challenges, and offsite events (not to mention the snacks and catered meals) to keep everyone involved in our company culture. We appreciate new ideas any and everywhere.

Keep learning. Pindrop offers regular Lunch & Learns and Tech Talks that promote an environment for people to grow outside of their job title. Want to learn to code with minimal experience? Come to our Intro to Python Tech Talk. Interested in March Madness? See how data science can help you beat the bracket at our Data Science in the Real World Lunch & Learn. In addition to these events, we promote a continued education budget for each of our employees to grow and improve in tandem with the company.

Our employees are creative, excited, and above all a team. Pindrop is one of the fastest growing security startups in the country, but we make sure to hire only the best of the best. Better yet, every employee is passionate about the company and our mission. (Can you blame us?) When you put that passion in a collaborative setting it unites everyone as a team.

Fighting criminals is in the job description. No matter which facet of Pindrop you want to work for, we are all working towards the same goal-- making sure the bad guys don’t win.


Our Bio

Founded in 2011  |  Raised $122 million

Venture backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Google Capital, IVP, Citi Ventures, Felicis Ventures, & GV

Pindrop is the pioneer in voice fraud prevention and authentication. We provide enterprise solutions to reduce fraud losses and authentication expense for some of the largest call centers in the world. Pindrop’s patented Phoneprinting™ technology can identify, locate and authenticate phone devices uniquely just from the call audio thereby detecting fraudulent calls as well as verifying legitimate callers. We have been selected by the world’s largest banks, insurers, brokerages and retailers, detecting over 80% of fraud even for attackers never seen before. Pindrop’s solutions are allowing customers to reduce call time and improve their customers’ experience even while reducing fraud losses.


Check out this video to get more of an idea of what we do
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Pindrop is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.