Siri - Speech Engineer (Phonetics)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Machine Learning and AI


Role Number:200120246
Apple's Machine Learning and AI team transform every Apple product and because we fully integrate hardware and software, we can collaborate to deliver amazing experiences while protecting user data. This is a remarkable opportunity to help us extend Siri's speech capability to make it even more intelligent and robust by combining state-of-the-art machine learning models and techniques with knowledge of speech properties. Now imagine what you could do here. With your passion and dedication to revolutionising the way people and devices interact, there's no telling what you could accomplish.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong interest in language, particularly spoken language and phonetics
  • Competent Python programmer
  • Experience of software design and programming as part of a team
  • Familiarity with machine learning methods
  • Experience with machine learning frameworks, such as Tensorflow and PyTorch, is desirable
  • Competence in at least one natural language in addition to English would be an asset (especially a widely spoken language)


You will be working as part of an extraordinary team, including renowned academics and expert machine learning practitioners who are all passionate about applying groundbreaking techniques to speech. We work on techniques exploiting phonetic knowledge, running recognition experiments, analysing the results, tracking down the causes of any anomalous behaviour and monitoring accuracy of the techniques in production. Your work will help us identify areas for improvement, simplification and streamlining of workflows. We explore the use of many methods to aid our applied research including but not limited to software development and machine learning. Where applicable you'll be involved in all phases of model development including data analysis, prototyping, testing, deployment and monitoring in production. Furthermore, you'll support and develop the software components, tooling and frameworks that facilitate model development and execution. Based near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, we work closely with teams across Apple worldwide. We look for great technical skills, a drive for high-quality software and the ability to innovate creative solutions. Communicating clearly and having the flexibility to learn new technologies, while continuously developing your skills will be key to your success. We work as a team, collaborate daily and encourage giving and receiving constructive feedback. If this is you, we'd love to hear from you.

Education & Experience

- MSc or PhD in Speech Science / Machine Learning / Computer Science or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements