Senior Speech Technologist

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Storytel is one of the world’s leading audiobook and ebook streaming services. We offer unlimited listening to consumers in 20+ markets, with several new markets launching in the coming year. Our vision is to make the world a more empathetic place with great stories to be shared and enjoyed by anyone, anywhere, anytime. Storytel, a Swedish company founded in 2005, is both a digital platform provider as well as a comprehensive publishing group. As we continue to reinforce our focus on Speech Technology, we are looking to strengthen our Intelligence team with a talented and driven Senior Speech Technologist.

About the role

The Intelligence team comprises an Architecture crew, and three Analytics crews all working closely with Storytel’s various Business functions and our Product Management organization. We deliver reports and ad hoc analysis to support business decisions as well as algorithms aiming to improve our operations and the customer’s experience. We are now increasing the Team with an additional crew focusing on Speech Technology.

As a Senior Speech Technologist you are responsible for leading the Speech Technology crew. Together with your stakeholders you define how Storytel could derive value by investigating and implementing new speech technology. Based on your assessment of Storytel’s current Speech capabilities, you will build and lead a skilled team dedicated to work on both Text To Speech and Speech To Text use cases, thus positioning Storytel at the cutting edge of Speech processing. The role is both strategic and hands-on.

Responsibilities
  • Working closely with your business stakeholders to develop the Speech roadmap 
  • Lead and coach the Speech crew
  • Assess feasibility for Speech use cases
  • Develop ways of working to deploy Speech use cases into production systems
  • Map and assess existing providers who could collaborate with Storytel
Your profile
  • PhD degree, or similar, in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, or related field, with research experience in neural speech synthesis, multimodal learning, speech recognition, or similar topics
  • Commercial experience with Text to Speech technology
  • Solid knowledge of the Text to Speech market and existing providers
  • Business level of written and spoken English, as Storytel is an international company with English as our official language internally.
  • Team leadership experience would be a bonus

As a person, you are curious and eager to constantly improve your skills. You enjoy finding innovative solutions to tackle business challenges and are passionate about how Speech Technology can be used and deployed in a commercial context.

As a truly international company, your direct colleagues from the Intelligence team are based in Stockholm, Barcelona and Copenhagen. For this position, we are primarily looking for candidates who aim to be based in our Stockholm or Copenhagen offices.

What we can offer

Storytel offers a friendly, entrepreneurial and fast-moving work environment where new ideas and creativity are welcome. We like doing things in new ways and questioning old methods. The Storytel culture – characterized by being welcoming and helpful – is important to us. We don’t believe in hierarchy and micromanagement, we highly believe in giving responsibility and having people grow alongside it. If you would like to read more about us and our products please have a look at www.storytel.com.

Are you interested in joining a fun, motivated team and in setting the architecture and quality standard for a fast growing company? We would love to hear from you.

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Stockholm

Tryckerigatan 4
111 28 Stockholm Directions

Workplace

The Storytellers in 4 words?
Friendly, Welcoming, Helpful, Innovative.

Amount of coffee and tea cups per day?
Impossible to know, we like our hot beverages.

Number of orange headphones?
Thousands.

Times we celebrate?
Whenever we have something to celebrate. Which is quite often, we like to celebrate - preferably with cake. 

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