Research Scientist - Speech Recognition

Pearson Montgomery , AL 36101

Posted 2 months ago

Research Scientist - Speech Recognition - ( 2101081 )


We are the world's learning company with more than 21,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.


  • Perform entire R&D cycle (building language models, training acoustic models, building statistical models for measuring the performance, etc.) for new and existing products that use ASR and automated grading

  • Design new algorithms for different purposes (such as improving the grading performance)

  • Perform data analysis for different requirements

  • Proactively research ways to apply latest methodologies to improve the automated grading system's capability, reliability and accuracy

  • Maintain grading system


Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Required experience will include:

  • Master's in Computer Science, Electrical Engineer or relevant areas with 3-5 years working experience; Ph.D. or ABD (all but dissertation) with graduation in 2020 preferred

  • Strong desire to integrate research with product development and augment your research abilities with solid programming in C/C and proficiency with SQL, Perl (or Python) and Matlab (or R)

  • Skilled knowledge of speech recognition, probabilistic systems, statistical models

  • Strong background in statistical modeling and machine learning

  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and apply a wide range of technologies

  • Experience with linguistic and statistical analysis of natural language would be highly desirable

  • Experience in designing and running ASR (Automated Speech Recognition) experiments using HTK or KALDI are a plus

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Other Locations : US-CA-San Jose, CA-ON-Toronto

Work Locations :



Job : Professional Development

Organization : Assessments Clinical

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Jul 26, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2101081

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