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Saturday, January 11, 2014 by Chris Wellekens

6-13 (2013-10-02) Voice recognition engineer at Sony, San Francisco Area (Foster City), CA, USA


Primary Location: United States-California-San Francisco Bay Area - Foster City


Sony PlayStation

® US R&D is looking for an individual who will contribute to voice recognition system and technologies for current and future Sony PlayStation® platforms. The Senior Software Engineer (voice recognition) for the R&D team will contribute to one or more of the following fields:

Automatic generation of pronunciation and voice recognition grammar for 10+ languages.

Language modeling (LM) for large vocabulary continuous speech recognition (LVCSR)

Robust automatic speech recognition (ASR) technologies to various kinds of distortions and variations such as channel and environment distortions, emotional speech, variety of speaking rate and speaking style for multiple languages.

Acoustic model training and adaptation.

Keyword spotting and voice search technologies are plus.

Speech synthesis experience is a plus.

Improve runtime voice recognition and sample voice applications on PS3 and PlayStation future platforms for many languages.


At least 5 years’ experience and solid understanding in voice recognition and digital signal processing technologies.

At least 5 years’ experience and strong skills in scripting languages and C/C++ programming.

Experience of multi-lingual speech and language processing is preferred.

Good written and oral communication skills.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering, related engineering discipline, or equivalent

Master's degree or PhD in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering or equivalent is preferred

Fresh yet outstanding PhD graduates are also encouraged to apply.

To apply send email to ''

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) is home to the PlayStation® family of products, including the PlayStation®3 (PS3™, PlayStation® Vita (PS Vita), PlayStation® Mobile and PlayStation®Network. Founded in 1994, SCEA has grown into a leading global computer entertainment brand and continues to redefine interactive consumer entertainment. Since the original PlayStation® first revolutionized the world of gaming, SCEA has repeatedly set the benchmark for innovation in home and portable entertainment through amazing gameplay experiences that inspire people across the world. Based in Foster City, CA, SCEA serves as headquarters for all North American operations and employs over 2,104 people in offices located in Foster City, CA, San Diego, CA, Santa Monica, CA and Bend, OR.

It is SCEA's policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. SCEA does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law. SCEA also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and employees.


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