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Research Scientist - Speech



Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

Research Scientist - Speech

What you can expect

We are looking for a Research Scientist with a solid background in speech recognition and speech processing. On this team, you will develop novel automatic speech recognition (ASR) solutions on large-scale dataset to deliver a unique AI-powered collaboration platform to users across the globe. This role will also have you collaborating with cross-functional teams, including product and science engineering teams, to ensure delivery of high-impact projects from the ground up.

About the Team

Zoom AI Speech Team is developing speech recognition technologies to improve Zoom’s conversational AI experience. This includes Zoom AI Companion, Zoom Meetings, Zoom Contact Center, Zoom Phone, and Zoom Revenue Accelerator.

What we’re looking for

  • Possess a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields with 5+ years of experience.

  • Display knowledge in deep learning and hands-on programming skills in Python, shell scripts; familiarity with ML frameworks such as PyTorch and TensorFlow.

  • Demonstrate experience in speech recognition, speech processing, natural language processing, or related fields in academic research or industry settings.

  • Have domain expertise in speech recognition topics: modern end-to-end ASR architectures, language modeling, decoding algorithms, on-device ASR models, personalization and adaptation, semi-/self-supervised learning, multilingual and robust ASR, LLM-integrative ASR.

  • Experience with speech recognition toolkits and libraries such as Kaldi/k2, ESPNet, NeMo, or TorchAudio.

  • Experience with large scale data processing and model training.

  • Demonstrate collaboration and communication skills.

Salary Range or On Target Earnings:





In addition to the base salary and/or OTE listed Zoom has a Total Direct Compensation philosophy that takes into consideration; base salary, bonus and equity value.

Information about Zoom’s benefits is on our careers page here.

Note: Starting pay will be based on a number of factors and commensurate with qualifications & experience.

We also have a location based compensation structure; there may be a different range for candidates in this and other locations.

Ways of Working
Our structured hybrid approach is centered around our offices and remote work environments. The work style of each role, Hybrid, Remote, or In-Person is indicated in the job description/posting.

As part of our award-winning workplace culture and commitment to delivering happiness, our benefits program offers a variety of perks, benefits, and options to help employees maintain their physical, mental, emotional, and financial health; support work-life balance; and contribute to their community in meaningful ways. Click Learn for more information.

About Us
Zoomies help people stay connected so they can get more done together. We set out to build the best collaboration platform for the enterprise, and today help people communicate better with products like Zoom Contact Center, Zoom Phone, Zoom Events, Zoom Apps, Zoom Rooms, and Zoom Webinars.
We’re problem-solvers, working at a fast pace to design solutions with our customers and users in mind. Here, you’ll work across teams to deliver impactful projects that are changing the way people communicate and enjoy opportunities to advance your career in a diverse, inclusive environment.

Our Commitment​
We believe that the unique contributions of all Zoomies is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. Zoom is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives including qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records and any qualified applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in accordance with the law.

If you need assistance navigating the interview process due to a medical disability, please submit an Accommodations Request Form and someone from our team will reach out soon. This form is solely for applicants who require an accommodation due to a qualifying medical disability. Non-accommodation-related requests, such as application follow-ups or technical issues, will not be addressed.

Good news – this job posting is more like a marathon, not a sprint, so it could be available for a while! We're on the lookout for awesome folks to join Zoom in various similar roles. No need to rush, just hit us up whenever you're ready to apply. We're always keeping an eye out for amazing talent!