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Senior Machine Learning Scientist - Speech and Natural Language

Job ID 438754BR Location Glendale, California, United States Job Posting Company Disney Consumer Products, Disney Interactive Job Posting Area Disney Consumer Products, Disney Interactive Date posted 04/10/2017
Disney is looking for a talented, creative and passionate individual with a strong machine learning background to help build cutting edge speech and language technology for guest facing applications. We will leverage automatic speech recognition (ASR) and natural language understanding (NLU) to enable new experiences for our guests across multiple touch points. As a Machine Learning Scientist, you will design and develop models that advance Disney’s applications of spoken language understanding. Your work will directly impact our Guests in the form of products and services that make use of speech and language technology.


Responsibilities include all areas of spoken language understanding: ASR, NLU, text-to-speech (TTS), and dialog management.

Basic Qualifications

  • Strong machine learning background, and familiar with standard speech and machine learning techniques.
  • 1+ yrs experience in building speech recognition and natural language processing systems for commercial applications
  • Solid software development experience (C/C++, Java, or Python)
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ yrs experience in building speech recognition and natural language processing systems for commercial applications
  • Experience leading small teams, balancing multiple priorities and stakeholders

Required Education

  • Graduate degree (MS or PhD) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related quantitative field, with specialization in speech recognition, natural language processing, or machine learning.

Company Overview

DCPI is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Licensing, Retail, Games and Apps, and Content. The combined segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

Additional Information

This position is a legal entity of Disney Consumer Products & Interactive, an equal opportunity employer.

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