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Sensory is always seeking the best talent to drive our company's success. If you are interested in current or future opportunities, please follow the steps below:

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Sensory, Inc.
4701 Patrick Henry Drive, Bldg 7
Santa Clara, CA 95054
ATTN: Hiring Manager
Fax: (408) 625-3350

Sensory is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 
 
Employment Opportunities
 

Sensory offers an exciting opportunity at a growing technology company targeting consumer products with cutting edge speech recognition technologies and chips. Sensory is the leader in a growing market for voice user interfaces in consumer electronics. Notable Sensory specialties are voice interfaces for mobile communications, entertainment robotics, home automation and automotive. Sensory has design wins with major players in all these fields.


Position Title: Marketing Communications Manager
Job Code: 14-03 - Location: Santa Clara, CA, Portland, OR, or Boulder, CO

Job Description

Sensory is seeking a smart and aggressive marcom professional with a background and experience in B2B PR for embedded technologies sold into mobile and consumer electronic markets.

We compete against large multi-billion dollar companies and we are beating them in the niche markets we take on. We are now under an aggressive expansion into vision technologies and other new areas. We would like to get our story told and are looking to establish an external marketing force to do that.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

  • Work with CEO on PR and marketing strategy
  • Draft press releases, contact editors, bloggers, and analysts to tell our story
  • Improve & update online image - website, Wikipedia, Linked In, etc.
  • Plan/participate in events like Pepcom at CES, Mobile World Congress, etc.
  • Seek out and apply for industry awards
  • Assist in all external communications and documentation
  • Possibility to find/hire/manage external PR firm in the future
  • Manage GoogleAds, SEO, and other external "pull" marketing approaches

Requirements

  • 2-5 yrs PR agency experience running B2B technology
  • Strong contact base with mobile bloggers, writers, and industry analysts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to get on the phone and make calls
  • Ability to tell a highly technical story
  • Knowledge of and opinions on web design
  • Excellent attention to detail, great follow-through and ability to multi-task
  • Experience with SEO and social networking on LinkedIn and B2B channels
  • Creative, intelligent, and organized individual

Preferences

  • A passion for breakthrough consumer HMI technology
  • Degree from a top school
  • Desire to take on responsibility and lead with minimal direction

Position Title: Project Manager
Job Code: 14-02 - Location: Portland, OR

Job Description

Sensory is seeking a proven project manager with the skill; energy and desire to project manage cross-functional teams delivering best-in-class speech recognition solutions to some of the largest customers in the market. This individual will help grow our leading position in the market, and help Sensory introduce new speech solutions as our technology advances to maintain Sensory's lead.
This full time position with benefits will be based in our Portland, OR office and will report to VP-Engineering.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

  • Manage projects to ensure projects are delivered to customers on time and in accordance with specifications
  • Work with sales team, customers and staff to define and document project specifications
  • Log and track project steps, responsible parties, milestones, discussions and deliveries using Basecamp online project-management software
  • Communicate with customers on project progress
  • Coordinate staff allocation and facilitate collaboration among linguistics manager and technology and data specialists
  • Monitor project process and performance and lead weekly project-roundup meetings
  • Help improve project-management systems
  • Provide feedback to functional groups on quality issues for functional groups to correct
  • Provide weekly delivery updates to VP of Engineering

Requirements

  • College degree
  • Project-management experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to solve problems and get things done

Preferences

  • Experience managing technology/technical projects involving customer deliveries

Position Title: Senior Software Development Engineer
Job Code: 13-05 - Location: Santa Clara, CA

Qualifications

The ideal candidate combines a high level of creativity and analytic ability, with get-it-done practicality and excellent work quality.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

Software Programming

  • Implements speech recognition, synthesis, and voice processing algorithms and related software on hardware platforms, including Sensory chips.
  • Evaluates hardware platforms for feasibility of implementing Sensory technologies.
  • "Ports" existing technology software to various platforms including DSPs.
  • Develops and maintains in-house and customer tools to support the application of Sensory technologies.
  • Defines and implements simulations and scripts for validating, evaluating, and improving the performance of Sensory technologies.

Technology Algorithms

  • Learns and understands existing proprietary voice algorithms in depth.
  • Collaborates with the theoretical algorithms development group in the development and improvement of speech recognition, synthesis, and voice processing algorithms.

Requirements

  • MS in EE or CS.
  • Five years programming experience in product development.
  • Proficiency in assembly language and embedded "C", demonstrated by a past primary programming role in one or more fully-released products.
  • Proven ability to work creatively in small teams and solo; equally adept at high-level algorithmic software design and low-level code optimization.
  • Ability to develop software from existing code, detailed specification, or general conceptual outline.
  • Broad and deep experience in signal processing for speech.
  • Solid knowledge of analytic techniques, statistics, mathematical modeling.
  • Experience with inter-process communications, message passing/queuing.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ability to exchange and debate complex technical concepts face-to-face or remotely.
  • Familiarity with embedded systems hardware, ADCs, DACs, ability to read schematics.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Preferences

  • Five years programming experience in product development
  • In-depth knowledge of multiple hardware platforms, especially DSPs.
  • Experience developing for CSR BlueCore chips.
  • Experience with Perl, Tcl/TK, or similar scripting languages.
  • Experience with CVS or other revision control system.

Position Title: Technologist
Job Code: 13-04 - Location: Portland, OR

Qualifications

  • Strong background in pattern recognition (e.g. speech, vision etc), or related field
  • Ability to develop and implement new or derived algorithms within the limitations of low-power and embedded platforms
  • Ability to prosper and work collaboratively with an innovative technology development team
  • A generalist, rather than a specialist, with proven ability to learn from related fields

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

  • Contributing to research and development of Sensory's embedded speech recognition algorithms

Requirements

  • Ph.D. with a focus on pattern recognition or statistical modeling preferred; master's degree required
  • Demonstrated ability to lead technology evolution with disciplined processes shown by papers and past accomplishments required
  • Demonstrated ability in pattern recognition systems required
  • Strong knowledge of C required

Preferences

  • Fundamental understanding of signal processing preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Tcl and/or other scripting language preferred
  • 3 or more years of experience in industry preferred

Position Title: Field Application Engineer
Job Code: 13-06

Qualifications

Sensory is seeking a person with superior communication skills, solid knowledge of mobile apps programming, the ability to diagnose and solve problems and interest in speech technology.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

  • Support customer development, research and answer technical questions
  • Develop robust and polished sales demos and reference apps for teaching tools
  • Help create and maintain a wiki/knowledge base of support information
  • Write and maintain design guides and other documentation
  • Analyze customers' systems and devise solutions and workarounds for problems

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science required
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills required
  • Proficiency in C and Java required
  • Experience with Android application development required

Preferences

  • 5 or more years of industry experience preferred
  • Experience working in a technical support position preferred
  • Familiarity with iOS, Windows and/or LINUX preferred
  • Knowledge of speech technology and signal processing preferred

Position Title: Application Software Engineer
Job Code: 12-01

Qualifications

Sensory is seeking a person with solid programming skills, experience with mobile/embedded systems and interest in deploying Sensory's industry-leading speech technology.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

  • Developing speech applications for mobile and embedded devices
  • Porting speech technology to mobile and embedded platforms
  • Maintaining and supporting existing speech tools and products

Requirements and Preferences

  • Master's or Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science required
  • Experience with a variety of operating systems required
  • Proficiency in C, Tcl/Perl and Java required
  • Experience with software development on embedded systems and mobile devices required
  • Experience with web development required
  • Experience with iOS and/or Android application development required.
  • 1 or more years of industry experience required
  • Familiarity with LINUX preferred
  • Knowledge of speech technology and signal processing preferred
  • Industry experience in software version control and software release processes preferred

Position Title: Linguist
Job Code: 12-02

Qualifications

Seeking Linguist with interest in speech technology. Must be able to juggle multiple projects and priorities, and very organized with strong attention to detail. Must be a fast learner interested in phonetics, phonology and technical concepts. Must be comfortable with customer interaction.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develop, tune and test speaker-independent recognition sets and speech prompts for customer projects.
  • Recruit and record internal participants for tuning and testing of speech recognition sets for customer and internal projects
  • Recruit participants for QA testing of tuned recognition sets for customer and internal projects.
  • Review recognition vocabulary lexical properties and menu structure for optimal customer product performance.
  • Interact with customers to provide guidance on dialogue design and recognition set makeup for optimal speech recognition success rate
  • Work with Sensory engineers to deliver project vocabularies, translations, speech prompts, etc on schedule.
  • Assist with QA testing of Sensory's QT2SI (Quick Text-to-Speaker-Independent) recognition set building tool and other Linguistics tools and provide feedback and bug reports to Engineering.
  • Responsible for sourcing TTS voice talents auditions, assist in selection of voices

Requirements and Preferences

  • B.A./B.S. in Linguistics required; M.A in Linguistics preferred
  • 1-5 years total job experience with demonstrated focus in linguistics required
  • Excellent understanding of phonological and phonetic concepts required
  • Ability to interpret spectrograms and transcribe in IPA required
  • Computer literate (Windows, DOS) and experience with Microsoft applications required
  • Experience using tools such as Audition, Peak, Sound Forge, or Praat preferred
  • Knowledge of WorldBet or SAMPA preferred
  • Fluency in at least one foreign language preferred

Position Title: Product Marketing Manager
Job Code: 12-04

Qualifications

This position requires a smart, energetic, technical, self-directing, creative, hard working, very well organized, and flexible individual. We offer an exciting opportunity at a growing technology company targeting consumer product and telephony manufacturers with a line of cutting edge speech chips and technologies. We are the leader in a growing market for voice user interfaces in consumer electronics. An ideal candidate will combine a strong technical background along with experience in product marketing of wireless, consumer or microcontroller IC’s. Must be comfortable with broad set of duties/responsibilities.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

  • Product Planning & Management - Manage Sensory product releases (IC’s, Software, and Tools) and help drive the development of new products, features, and technologies.
  • Documentation and Collateral - Responsible for look, feel, accuracy, standardization, and control of all Sensory documents going out to customers. Manage contract technical editors.
  • Market/Customer Research - Collect customer information and feedback, analyze data, and conduct research to better understand and explore new market opportunities.
  • Sales Tools - Create and maintain tools to help sales efforts (lit, demo’s, mktg. programs, etc.)
    Internet/Web Marketing - Attract customers through the Internet
  • Concept Marketing - Invent new applications for Sensory’s technology, and sell the concepts.
    MARCOM & Rep Marketing - Insure press coverage in target markets, assist in tradeshows, lead communications with international rep network.
  • Strategic Planning - Assist the management team in charting Sensory's business, market, and product stategies.

Requirements and Preferences

  • 2 years experience as a Marketing Manager, preferably with consumer IC’s or telecom ICs.
  • Strong technical and market knowledge of as many of the following markets as possible: wireless handsets, PDA’s, toys, hands free speakerphones, VOIP and SOHO phones, consumer electronics and home appliances.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • BSEE and/or MBA. Top School Preferred.

Position Title: Senior Research Technologist - Position A
Job Code: 12-06

Qualifications

  • Strong background in large-vocabulary continuous-speech recognition
  • Experience in porting algorithms to embedded processor and mobile platforms
  • Ability to develop and implement new or derived algorithms within the limitations of low-power and embedded platforms
  • Ability to prosper and work collaboratively with an innovative technology development team

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

  • Driving research and development of robust parsing in Sensory's large vocabulary continuous speech recognition system
  • Contributing to research and development of language modeling components of Sensory's technology
  • Contributing to research and development of grammar-directed search and information retrieval components of Sensory's technology
  • Porting and supporting porting of applicable technologies to embedded platforms, including different processors, memory subsystems, operating systems (or lack thereof) and audio channels
  • Quoting projects to develop new technologies or port existing technologies

Requirements and Preferences

  • Ph.D. with a focus on speech recognition or related field preferred; master's degree required
  • Demonstrated ability to lead technology evolution with disciplined processes shown by papers and past accomplishments required.
  • Demonstrated ability in speech recognition systems required.
  • Fundamental understanding of computer architecture required.
  • Strong knowledge of C required.
  • Strong knowledge of Tcl and/or other scripting language preferred.
  • 3 or more years of experience in the speech recognition industry preferred.

Position Title: Senior Research Technologist - Position B
Job Code: 12-07

Qualifications

  • Strong background in large-vocabulary continuous-speech recognition
  • Experience in porting algorithms to embedded processor and mobile platforms
  • Ability to develop and implement new or derived algorithms within the limitations of low-power and embedded platforms
  • Ability to prosper and work collaboratively with an innovative technology development team

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

  • Driving research and development of noise-robust front end of Sensory's speech recognition systems
  • Developing state-of-the-art, novel algorithms for noise-robust and minimal-footprint speech recognition systems
  • Porting and supporting porting of applicable technologies to embedded platforms, including different processors, memory subsystems, operating systems (or lack thereof) and audio channels
  • Quoting projects to develop new technologies or port existing technologies

Requirements and Preferences

  • Ph.D. with a focus on speech recognition or related field preferred; master's degree required
  • Demonstrated ability to lead technology evolution with disciplined processes shown by papers and past accomplishments required.
  • Demonstrated ability in speech recognition systems required.
  • Fundamental understanding of computer architecture required.
  • Strong knowledge of C required.
  • Strong knowledge of Tcl and/or other scripting language preferred.
  • 3 or more years of experience in the speech recognition industry preferred.

Position Title: Senior Research Technologist - Position C
Job Code: 12-08

Qualifications

  • Strong background in large-vocabulary continuous-speech recognition
  • Experience in porting algorithms to embedded processor and mobile platforms
  • Ability to develop and implement new or derived algorithms within the limitations of low-power and embedded platforms
  • Ability to prosper and work collaboratively with an innovative technology development team

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

  • Driving research and development to improve quality of acoustic modeling within limitations of wide-ranging systems, from very small to very large footprints
  • Porting and supporting porting of applicable technologies to embedded platforms, including different processors, memory subsystems, operating systems (or lack thereof) and audio channels
  • Quoting projects to develop new technologies or port existing technologies

Requirements and Preferences

  • Ph.D. with a focus on speech recognition or related field preferred; master's degree required
  • Demonstrated ability to lead technology evolution with disciplined processes shown by papers and past accomplishments required.
  • Demonstrated ability in speech recognition systems required.
  • Fundamental understanding of computer architecture required.
  • Strong knowledge of C required.
  • Strong knowledge of Tcl and/or other scripting language preferred.
  • 3 or more years of experience in the speech recognition industry preferred.

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