Software Development @ Speech Tech Startup!

VocaliD creates custom vocal persona for text to speech applications. We were a 2014 MassChallenge finalist and are now looking to grow our software development team.
We have just been awarded a Phase I SBIR from the National Science Foundation and plan to raise an angel round in early 2015. Join our team and help make a difference in someone's

If you are familiar with Stephen Hawking's computerized voice, you may not know that the same voice may be used by thousands of others - men, women and children. VocaliD is changing that by blending unique voices that capture the personality and identity of the recipient - so every voice is heard. The personalization process requires combining samples of the recipient's vocalizations and several hours of speech from a matched voice donor. We
have a web and iOS app for collecting donor voices and have over 23,000 voice donor pledges. We are now seeking an experienced software engineer to extend our voice recording and blending technologies.

- Design, develop, deploy, and support scalable web application for voice collection
- Support a scalable web application written in Python and JavaScript, running on AWS
- Support integration of mobile applications (iOS and Android)
- Create tools for filtering and curating recorded voices
- Create a framework for algorithmic synthesis of voices from donor samples
- Design and implement engagement strategies for the voice recording portal (gamification and other)

Required Qualifications:
- Experience programming in Phyton, C++/C, Java, (Scala, Clojure)
- Experience implementing scalable web applications and REST APIs with Python
- Experience implementing browser based applications with JavaScript / jQuery
- Experience building distributed computation frameworks (Celery, ZeroMQ, RabbitMQ, etc.)
- Experience productizing algorithms from prototypes in Matlab (or other)
- Experience with AWS services EC2, S3, RDS (Postgres), Route 53
- Familiarity with Digital Signal Processing and ideally speech technologies
- Familiarity with AWS services like CLI, ELB, Cloud Watch, Auto Scaling etc.

Please send a cover letter and resume to

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MassChallenge 2014 Accelerator Program
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A full-time permanent position
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