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  • So if the cloud’s not private, how can your TV respond to voice commands? Simple. Use speech-recognition services that are baked right into the TV – no cloud required.

    Ted Kritsonis, Digital Trends
  • TrulySecure works by watching and listening as you repeat a passphrase a couple times. The system tracks the way your lips move and registers the unique attributes of your voice.

    Josh Ong, The Next Web
  • Given Qualcomm’s prominence as a mobile technology developer and the technological advancement on display in its latest offerings, the partnership reflects very well on the confidence the company has in Sensory’s technology.

    Alex Perala, Mobile ID World
  • Of particular interest is the fact that TrulySecure is an on-device biometric identification system that does not rely on a connection to the cloud. Many users prefer this approach because they do not wish for their biometric data to be replicated and stored outside of their personal devices.

    Max Maxfield, EE Times
  • Speech recognition company Sensory is expanding into the computer vision space with a new smartphone security client that uses both voice and face recognition to lock down your phone.

    Kevin Fitchard, Gigaom
  • MotoX is a fantastic phone with many great features. My favorite is Touchless Control… Ask it the weather, to call a friend or do a Google search, and it'll just do it, and you never have to touch the phone.

    Pete Pachal, Mashable
  • Sensory is continuing to exhibit leadership in handsfree control by allowing a secure multimodal biometric that doesn’t require touching devices to make them work.

    Dan Miller, Opus Research
  • With touchless control, Motorola and Google upped the ante.

    Eric Mack, CNET
  • Touchless mode...is the most useful feature [on Moto X].

    David Pogue, NY Times
  • The defining feature of the Moto X is it’s a virtual ear, always straining to hear its owner’s voice say three magic words that will rouse it to action: "Okay, Google Now."

    Steven Levy, WIRED
  • The phone [Moto X] has all the standard features expected of today’s top smartphone, with a twist: the ability to control the phone by talking to it, without lifting a finger.

    The New York Times
  • The voice-response system, called BlueGenie is surprisingly accurate for such a small device. It's better than the voice system in my Blackberry phone.

    US News and World Report
  • [BlueGenie is] an intuitive voice control system...the finest voice recognition user interface we've seen.

    Good Gear Guide
  • Sensory is trying to revolutionize voice and speech recognition by creating TrulyHandsfree, which looks to evolve our interactions with our smart devices.

    Talk Android
  • It may not seem like much, but that little detail of getting the phone to wake up via a voice command - which Sensory calls ‘TrulyHandsfree’ - is one of the trickiest.

    Mashable
  • With its dual biometric factors, AppLock comes closer to the security-and-convenience ideal than I've ever seen.

    Mike Feibus, usatoday

Employment

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.

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:

Please indicate the job code you are interested in and email your cover letter and resume in MS Word or ASCII text format to: Careers At Sensory
*Please do not send documents in other word processor formats or in PostScript.

You can also apply via Postal Mail or Fax.

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

*Sensory is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters not associated with Sensory.*

Sensory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V)

Positions:

Applications Engineer

Job Code: 15-03
Location: Hong Kong

Sensory offers an exciting opportunity to change the world of consumer electronics with best-in-class speech and image recognition technologies and chips. Sensory is a private, growing technology company and the leader in a rapidly expanding market for voice and vision user interfaces. Sensory’s specialties are user interfaces for mobile phones, tablets and notebooks; home automation; automotive and entertainment robotics. Sensory has design wins and products shipping with major OEMs in all these fields, including the largest mobile OEMs. Sensory’s technologies are deployed in 100’s of millions of units world-wide. Visit sensory.com for more details.

Qualifications

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

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

  •  Develop robust and polished sales demos and reference apps using voice and vision
  • Write and maintain design guides and other application development documentation
  • Support customer deployment of applications using voice and vision
  • Analyze OEM systems and devise solutions for problems
  • Help create and maintain a wiki/knowledge base of support information

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science required (Masters preferred)
  • Strong capability in C and Java required
  • Strong background in Android application development required
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills required
  • Interest and ability to travel to support OEM application integration

Preferences

  • 5 or more years of industry experience preferred, especially in mobile apps
  • Familiarity with iOS, Windows and/or LINUX preferred
  • Knowledge of speech technology and signal processing preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Mandarin preferred
  • Open to living in Hong Kong area preferred

When applying, please reference: Job Code: 15-03 – “Application Engineer” on subject line.

*Sensory is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters not associated with Sensory.*

Sensory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V)

Research Scientist

Job Code 15-02
Location: Boulder, CO

Summary

The Emerging Technologies team defines, develops and drives new product technologies in the areas of speech and computer vision. Since inception in 2013, the team has helped develop facial recognition, voice biometrics, and noise suppression algorithms which are utilized within products such as Sensory’s TrulySecure biometric SDK. As a Research Scientist within the Emerging Technologies group, we are looking for an individual who can flexibly work across several domains (speech, vision, signal-processing, machine learning) to bring new ideas from conceptualization into demonstrable and deployable technologies.

Primary Responsibilities

Extend and improve our existing algorithms: continued improvement to our face recognition and speech technologies, improving accuracy, robustness and ease of use.

Development of new technologies:

  • Work closely with the computer vision team to help create new on-device deep-learning based speech and vision sensing technologies.
  • Work closely with the speech technologies team to build best-of-breed solutions for voice biometrics and acoustic sound event sensing technologies.

Prototype new applications:

  • Combine existing and new technologies and internally mock-up and demonstrate prototypes that can be further used for data collection, concept refinement, and ultimately new product technology offerings.

Primary Skills / Specialty / Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in computer vision and/or facial recognition
  • Demonstrated knowledge in speech recognition, speech signal processing
  • Experience in data analysis and utilization of machine learning techniques for solving pattern classification problems.
  • Strong programming ability in C/C++
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent and novel research
  • Experience with open source tools such as OpenCV, Torch7, Caffe, Kaldi a plus.
  • Familiarity with neural networks and deep-learning methodology a plus.

Education / Key Qualifications:

  • Masters in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • 3 to 5 years experience (or equivalent research experience) in the fields of speech processing, speech recognition, signal-processing, and/or computer vision.
  • 3 to 5 years programming experience in C/C++, Matlab, object oriented programming
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent and novel research

When applying, please indicate the following on the “SUBJECT” line:  Job Code: 15-02 – Research Scientist (Emerging Technology)”

*Sensory is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes from agencies or recruiters not associated with Sensory.*

Sensory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer

 

 

Application Software Engineer

Job Code: 15-01

Location: Boulder, CO

Qualifications

Sensory is seeking a person with solid programming skills, experience with mobile/web UI development and interest in adding computer vision capabilities to Sensory’s industry-leading speech technology.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

  • Developing applications of Sensory technology for mobile, web and PC platforms
  • Design and develop user interfaces
  • Design and develop internal tools and infrastructure for Vision team

Requirements and Preferences

  • Experience with UI design and implementation required
  • Experience with web development or iOS/Android application development required
  • Experience with a variety of operating systems (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux) required
  • Experience in C++ preferred
  • Experience with at least 1 high-level language (Java, Objective-C, ruby, python, etc) preferred
  • 2-5 years of industry experience preferred
  •  Industry experience in software development processes (such as source-control, continuous integration, unit-testing, etc) preferred
  • Knowledge of computer vision, speech technology and signal processing a plus

*Sensory is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters not associated with Sensory.*

Sensory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V)

 

Application Software Engineer

Job Code: 14-24

Location: Portland, OR or Santa Clara, CA or Boulder, CO

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

*Sensory is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters not associated with Sensory.*

Sensory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V)

Marketing Communications Manager

Job Code: 14-23

Location: Santa Clara, CA

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. Sensory is a leader in providing speech recognition technologies into consumer products such as mobile phones and wearables. We have a long and successful history and a well-known customer base (Samsung, LG, Motorola, Mattel, etc.) of leading innovators in consumer electronics. 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 writing 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

Excellent pay, benefits and equity opportunity for the qualified candidate!

*Sensory is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters not associated with Sensory.*

Sensory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V)

 

Senior Software Development Engineer

Job Code: 14-21

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. This individual will be part of the team that creates and deploys to the market best-in-class speech recognition and natural language solutions on smart phones, tablets, PCs and consumer electronics

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

Software Programming

  • Architects and implements speech recognition, speech synthesis, voice processing and noise management algorithms and software on a variety of DSP-based and ARM-based platforms from the market leaders.
  • Evaluates new processor platforms for feasibility of implementing Sensory technologies.
  • Ports technology software to various processor platforms and validates performance
  • Develops and maintains in-house and customer tools to support product 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 Sensory technology in depth
  • Collaborates with the theoretical algorithms development group in the development and improvement of speech recognition, synthesis, voice processing  and noise management algorithms.

Requirements

  • MS in EE or CS.
  • Five years programming experience in product development.
  • Proven ability to be very innovative and productive in teams and working solo
  • Proven experience writing DSP algorithms in C/assembly code in shipped products.
  • Working knowledge of a few commercial DSPs or DSP cores.
  • Solid signal processing knowledge
  • Solid knowledge of analytic techniques, statistics, mathematical modeling.
  • Proficiency in assembly language and embedded “C”, demonstrated by a past primary programming role in one or more fully-released products.
  • Ability to develop software from existing code, detailed specification, or general conceptual outline; equally adept at high-level algorithmic software design and low-level code optimization.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ability to exchange and debate complex technical concepts face-to-face or remotely.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Preferences

  • Experience with Perl, Tcl/TK, or similar scripting languages
  • Experience writing Matlab simulations of algorithms
  • Signal processing knowledge for speech
  • Knowledge of digital audio processing
  • Familiarity with embedded systems hardware, ADCs, DACs, ability to read schematics.
  • Experience with Acoustic Echo Canceller (AEC), Beamforming and Noise Reduction Algorithms– such as for mobile, auto, conf call, etc.

When applying, please reference: Job Code: 14-21 – Senior Software Development Engineer on subject line.

*Sensory is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters not associated with Sensory.*

Sensory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V)

 

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

*Sensory is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters not associated with Sensory.*

Sensory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V)

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

*Sensory is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters not associated with Sensory.*

Sensory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V)

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.

*Sensory is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters not associated with Sensory.*

Sensory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V)

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.

*Sensory is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters not associated with Sensory.*

Sensory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V)

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.

*Sensory is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters not associated with Sensory.*

Sensory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V)

 

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.

*Sensory is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters not associated with Sensory.*

Sensory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V)