Research Scientist - Speech
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We are seeking a very talented, Research Scientist in our R&D team who has strong knowledge, extensive experience and a concentrated focus on automated speech recognition (ASR) and speech processing. Understanding of Artificial Intelligenceand/orNatural Language Processing is nice to have, but primary focus is on voice-recognition technology.
This important position will be part of the R&D team responsible for a cutting-edge educational technology (EdTech) for language learning and assessment. You will focus on advancing the state of the company's automated grading technology while working with product management, test development, and sales & marketing teams to solve practical problems from the field and customers.
The position demands a person who has broad interests, is motivated to design and implement improvements to the company’s system, and is highly skilled in researching new innovative ways to contribute to the future of EdTech. Opportunities for further research in applicable areas are available.
Bring your expert research, software development and user modeling skills together to continue shaping Pearson’s advanced product solutions for the EdTech industry!
Required experience will include:
Assessment Technology Engineering (ATE) is a leader in automated spoken and written assessments, which utilize natural language processing techniques, advanced statistical modeling and speech recognition technologies. The provider of brands such as Versant™ Tests and WriteToLearn™, APS develops formative, diagnostic and progress monitoring assessments and instructional tools for various domains including education, business, and government. For more see www.pearsonkt.com and http://www.pearsonassessments.com
Pearson is an international media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. Pearson fuels the growing demand for effective education and high-quality information in the global knowledge economy, and share a common goal: to help people get on in their lives through education. For more information, visit www.pearson.com.#LI-BJ
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.
Primary Location: US-CA-San Jose
Work Locations: US-CA-San Jose-303 Almaden 303 Almaden Boulevard Suite 500 San Jose 95110
Job: Professional Development
Organization: Assessments School
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Jul 13, 2018
Job Unposting: Jul 28, 2018
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1806213
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled