Speech Recognition Engineer

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Responsibilities

  

Verizon’s OnCue Voice technologies team is looking for a Sr. Software Engineer to help implement best in class ASR/NLU solutions for improving the TV watching experience. An ideal candidate will be an expert in integrating and maintaining an industry leading ASR engine and updating acoustic/language models to improve accuracy.

 

  • Evaluate and integrate commercial and in-house ASR packages.
  • Improve speech recognition rates by developing and adapting optimal acoustic models for the various living room environments.
  • Develop and tune large vocabulary statistical language models for speech recognition for the media vertical.
  • Design and implement various scripts on Linux to analyze large data sets.
  • Automated Speech Recognition - Integration (ASR Integration)
  • NLU Solutions

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of industry experiencing with a proven track record of delivering at least one ASR solution.
  • BS in Computer Engineering, MS preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of ASR components like Language/Acoustic model training and search algorithms.
  • Experience in development and testing of distributed software projects.
  • Familiar with some version control and bug tracking tools.
  • Familiarity with speech recognition theory and experience productizing at least one commercial or open-source ASR engine.
  • Proficient in Matlab simulations and C programming.
  • Proficient in scripting and data-analysis.
  • Understanding of the hidden Markov model and standard criteria for training and adaptation (e.g. MCE, MMI, MAP).

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Verizon is a Federal Contractor
  • Verizon requests veteran priority referrals
  • Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet.
 

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