Senior Machine Learning Engineer - Speech

April 16, 2022


Who We Are Kensho is a 100-person AI and machine learning company, centered around providing cutting-edge solutions to meet the challenges of some of the largest and most successful businesses and institutions. Our toolkit illuminates insights by helping the world better understand, process, and leverage messy data. Specifically, our solutions largely involve natural language processing (NLP) and include speech recognition (ASR), entity linking (NED), structured document extraction, automated database linking, text classification, and more. We are continuously expanding our portfolio and are looking for passionate researchers to help us build and deploy state-of-the-art models across a variety of domains! At Kensho, we believe in flexibility-first, and give our employees the opportunity to work from where they feel most productive and engaged (must be in the United States). We also value in-person collaboration, so there may be times when travel to one of our Kensho hubs (NY/DC/MA) will be required for team meetings or company events. About The Role Kensho is looking for a Senior ML Engineer to join the Kensho Scribe team. The Scribe team builds world-class automated speech recognition (ASR) solutions for business audio. The ideal candidate has deep industry or research experience in the ASR domain. What You’ll Do Work with hundreds of thousands of hours of audio and transcription dataWork on cutting-edge machine learning models through all phases of development, from design through training, evaluation, deployment, and monitoringDesign new custom metrics to evaluate model performanceContribute toward building machine learning pipelines that automate processes of training and evaluationWork closely with a team of excellent machine learning and software engineers who are passionate about the productContribute to Kensho’s open-source packages and datasets (see pyctcdecode and SPGISpeech)Collaborate with NVIDIA, HuggingFace, and other partners ([1], [2])Share your work through presentations, papers, and blog posts. Who You Are An expert in the automatic speech recognition (ASR) domainHave 3+ years of significant, hands-on experience with ML/NLP/Speech in an industry or research capacityHave expertise in Python and Python-based ML frameworks (e.g., PyTorch or TensorFlow)Experienced working with messy, real-world audio and know the nuances of spoken languageHave strong skills in experiment designAble and excited to lead initiatives from the ideation stage to implementationExercise strong communication skills and can effectively express even complicated methods and results to a broad, often non-technical audience[optionally] Have published in top-tier journals and conferences in the ASR domain or a related ML domain Technologies We Love ML: PyTorch, NVIDIA NeMo, Weights & BiasesDeployment: Airflow, Docker, AWSAt Kensho, we pride ourselves on providing top-of-market benefits, including: -       Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance -       100% company paid premiums-       Unlimited Paid Time Off-       26 weeks of 100% paid Parental Leave (paternity and maternity)-       401(k) plan with 6% employer matching-       Generous company matching on donations to non-profit charities-       Up to $20,000 tuition assistance toward degree programs, plus up to $4,000/year for ongoing professional education such as industry conferences-       Plentiful snacks, drinks, and regularly catered lunches-       Dog-friendly office (CAM office)-       In-office gyms and showers (CAM, DC)-       Bike sharing program memberships-       Compassion leave and elder care leave-       Mentoring and additional learning opportunities-       Opportunity to expand professional network and participate in conferences and events  About KenshoKensho uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and data visualization techniques to solve some of the hardest analytical problems and create breakthrough financial intelligence solutions for our parent company, S&P Global.  Kensho was founded in 2013 by Harvard & MIT alums and was acquired by S&P Global in 2018. Kensho continues to operate as a startup in order to maintain our distinct, independent brand and to promote our breakthrough, innovative culture. Our team of Kenshins enjoy a dynamic and collaborative work environment that runs autonomously from S&P, while leveraging the unparalleled breadth and depth of data and resources available as part of S&P Global.  As Kenshins, we pride ourselves on maintaining an innovative culture that depends on diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes future Kenshins with all experiences and perspectives. Kensho is headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with offices in New York City, and Washington D.C.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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