Facebook Research Scientist, Speech Recognition (PhD Student or Grad) in United States
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Facebook is seeking a Speech Recognition Research Scientist to join our Speech team. We are looking for researchers in Machine Learning and AI with strong technical skills. The Speech team is part of theAI organization and carries out research in the Audio, Speech, and Language Modeling areas. The team has launched video captioning for Facebook's video products including Ads and Instagram and continues to evolve and optimize its ML/AI algorithms for speech recognition, language understanding, video understanding offerings for rest of Facebook.
The ideal candidate will have research experience developing speech recognition systems in different languages. The candidate will help Facebook conduct research that supports naturally spoken input in more than 70 languages.
Optimizing acoustic model training procedures especially discriminative training for using large amounts of audio data in different languages
Create language models from large corpora of text data in different languages using Hadoop/Hive
Work closely with other speech recognition experts and researchers on implementing algorithms that power user-facing and developer-facing products
Be responsible for measuring and optimizing the quality of your algorithms
Build integrated speech recognition systems and perform evaluations
Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of Speech Recognition or similar
Must be available to start employment on or after January 1, 2019
Research and/or work experience in machine learning, deep learning, and/or Speech Recognition
Experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, and Shell scripts
Experience in C/C++
Proven track record of achieving results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at workshops or conferences such as Interspeech or ICASSP
Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
Experience with Hadoop/HBase/Pig or MapReduce/Sawzall/Bigtable
Fluency in at least 2 natural programming languages
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