SoundHound

Senior Software Engineer - C++ Algorithms

Server-side Engineering | Santa Clara, CA, United States

SoundHound is creating and productizing transformative technologies that improve life. Join us.

After amassing a global user community well over 300 million strong, a large portfolio of core technologies and award winning products....we're just getting started.

At SoundHound we value creativity, innovation, hard work, open communication and fast iteration, which allow us to act on valuable feedback from employees and users alike. SoundHound's culture is one of impromptu coffee breaks, less-impromptu fitness sessions, group lunches, and weekly happy hours.

We offer a competitive salary, SoundHound stock options, unique camaraderie, catered lunches, and the opportunity to call a company home that's simultaneously changing the way we discover music AND interact with machines. Yep, it's that cool.

About the Role:

Algorithms are at the heart of what we do here at SoundHound. In our mission to make audio-based searching as accurate, cost-effective, and scalable as text-based searching, we have re-invented many wheels, sometimes turning conventional search wisdom on it's head, and often solving problems that have never had scalable solutions before (such as our sing/hum based search engine). In this role, you'll be part of a small and highly talented team working on evolving our speech recognition technologies, and continuing to innovate at an industry-leading pace.

About You:

  • You love algorithms, and the challenge of writing scalable solutions to complex problems
  • You are a fast learner, with strong coding skills which enable you to meet aggressive deadlines while producing maintainable code
  • You enjoy being part of a small team and wearing multiple hats
  • You love working on open ended problems that have never been solved before


Responsibilities:

  • Lots of hands-on coding, testing, and scripting in a linux environment
  • Design and implement algorithmic solutions to non-trivial problems
  • Analyze and improve existing algorithmic solutions (making them faster and more accurate)
  • Learn new domains quickly when necessary


Requirements:

  • Experience writing code in a context where efficiency matters
  • Strong coding skills in C/C++
  • Deep grasp of algorithms and data-structures, with ability to innovate
  • Proficiency with one or more scripting languages
  • Strong command of Linux environment


Nice to haves:

  • Experience with search/relevance algorithms
  • Exposure to Natural Language Processing and related concepts
  • Exposure to speech recognition related concepts


How to Apply:

Please send us your resume and cover letter. Tell us why you would like a job at SoundHound in particular.