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Principal Speech Engineer

  10 to 16 Years    Chennai

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Job Description :

Position : Principal Speech Engineer

Experience:10 years (minimum)

Education: Ph.D. (preferred) or MS with equivalent R&D experience

Job Location :  Chennai


  1. Delivering superior working solutions to speech recognition and speech audio processing problems arising in products and services
  2. Supervising and mentoring junior and senior speech engineers and scientists Oversight of their projects
  3. Sharing knowledge with the Core Technology team and the company at large


Required Qualification

Technical/Job Skills

  1. Operating Systems: Windows & Linux. Languages: Python (proven mastery required), Java.
  2. Proven track record in all aspects of
  3. Experience with speech recognition engines and toolkits (Kaldi, and one or more of Sphinx, Google Speech Alexa, IBM Watson & Nuance)
  4. Should be at ease with both statistical language modeling and grammars
  5. Experience with Acoustic Modeling
  6. Good experience with (and knowledge of) statistical signal processing
  7. Extensive exposure to (and experience with speech data in multiple languages
  8. Familiarity and experience with deep learning and sequence-to-sequence modelling
  9. Solid basics in statistics and linear algebra
  10. Scrupulous habit of documenting work
  11. Keeping up with developments and progress in ASR, and Machine Learning
  12. Passion and commitment to work in a start-up environment

Other Skills/Experience (Preferred/desirable traits)

  1. Experience with modern speech recognition engine technology, such as DNNs, variant neural methods and WFSTs
  2. Good knowledge of (and experience with) phonology, phone sets, pronunciation dictionaries and G2P
  3. Experience with collecting and training models with acoustic data and text data Experience of team leadership, line management and mentoring
  4. Project management experience (preferably with Jira)
  5. Knowledge of (and experience with) NLP problems and techniques
  6. Software development experience with history of shipping products
  7. Experience working with Indian languages (data collection, annotation, Romanization, ASR/TTS systems, NLP)
  8. Connectedness in the landscape of speech and NLP work in India


If interested, please do share the updated profile to subhendu@handigital.com



Educational Qualifications :

PHD , MS , Msc , Mtech

Key Skills :

Acoustic Modeling ASR Sphinx Nuance Nuanc Speech Engineer speech recognition statistical signal processing DNN WFST

Contact Details :

Email Id : subhendu@handigital.com

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