Speech Scientist at Microsoft

Speech Scientist

Munich, Bavaria, Germany
  • Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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  • Job number 673764
  • Date posted Aug 29, 2019
  • Travel 0-25 %
  • Profession Engineering
  • Role type Individual Contributor
  • Employment type Full-Time

Microsoft is continuously expanding its efforts in artificial intelligence. Some of the latest results are available as part of Azure Cognitive Services (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/). For our Speech and Language efforts, we are looking for an Applied Speech Scientist to join the team under Xuedong Huang (https://www.linkedin.com/in/xdhuang). Be part of a dynamic team in Munich, Germany working on Speech and Language with direct impact on millions of customers. Enjoy the versatility, tight collaboration and teamwork in our R&D facility conveniently located near downtown, the English Garden, and the River Isar.
We are looking for a passionate, creative, driven individual who thrives in a start-up-like environment. We are seeking the best & brightest talent to help drive forward our overall impact on the space of Artificial Intelligence and Speech Recognition in particular. As an Applied Speech Scientist your responsibilities are to drive improved speech recognition models, work closely with the global Speech Science team and contribute to our highly scalable and reliable speech services. We are looking for a candidate with background characterized by concrete contributions that have advanced the state of the art of either commercial or academic speech recognition systems. You will find great R&D opportunities on real data sets provided by one of the world's largest speech/online data feedback loop. You must have a track record of sustained thought leadership, leading innovation and creative vision. You are up to the technical & competitive challenges of a fast-moving technology impacting many of Microsoft's key businesses.


Essential Experience:
  • Research experience in AI and speech recognition with competence in machine learning and deep learning
  • Experience working with large scale distributed computing

Personal Attributes/Interpersonal Skills:
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams of various sizes
  • Excellent interpersonal oral and written communications skills
  • Experience delivering results through collaboration across disciplines, feature teams, and partners

  • PhD in Speech or related domain
  • Strong verbal and communication skills in English are required


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the .
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Benefits and Perks

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away


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