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Pearson Education

Research Scientist - Speech Recognition (2101081)

Science and Research




San Jose, California, United States

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-CA-San Jose

Other Locations : CA-ON-Toronto

Work Locations :

US-CA-San Jose-303 Almaden

303 Almaden BoulevardSuite 500

San Jose95110

Job : Professional Development

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Apr 19, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2101081