Machine Learning Engineer, Text-to-Speech

ajalastudios AJA.LA STUDIOS

Machine Learning Engineer, Speech Synthesis

Location: London, UK

Summary & Opportunity

AJA.LA Studios is a funded early-stage startup developing speech and natural language understanding technologies for under-resourced languages. We are looking to hire an engineer, to be based in London, to participate in developing unit-selection and parametric speech synthesis for a broad library of under-resourced languages. This role provides a unique opportunity to pursue research and commercialization of speech recognition for under-resourced languages.

Ideally, candidates should be comfortable working with large quantities of data, have an interest in and/or demonstrate experience working with under-resourced languages, and an interest in working on the entire R&D/product-development cycle.


Skills & Requirements

The ideal candidate should possess a combination of the following skills and qualifications

  • Masters or PhD in an analytical discipline through which you have acquired a strong knowledge of topics including
    • Theory and practice of speech synthesis and/or speech processing, e.g. vocoding
    • Signal Processing/Pattern Recognition
    • Probability theory
    • Bayesian inference
    • Machine learning and related topics
  • Strong software development skills
    • Required: C/C++, Python, CUDA/Nsight IDE, shell scripting, Perl, Github/SVN
    • Optional/Additional: Java/Android/Gradle/Android Studio, Objective C/Xcode/Cocos2dx
  • Speech processing, Neural Network and Natural Language platforms and libraries
    • Festival, HTK, and HTS
    • Theano, PDNN, pyTorch, TensorFlow
  • Operating Systems: Unix/Linux/Mac OS



We offer a compentitive salary, pension contribution, private medical insurance, and share options, flexible working hours, amongst other benefits.


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