Machine Learning Engineer, Speech-to-Meaning at Sonos

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Machine Learning Engineer, Speech-to-Meaning

Department: Software
Location: Paris
Req#: 5790
Please submit a cover letter with answers to the following questions with your application:
  • Why Sonos?
  • Tell us about a project you loved working on?

At Sonos we're passionate about creating the ultimate listening experience for our customers and connecting them to the content they want, where they want it. This experience is shaped by each of us: our ability to collaborate across different styles and skill sets, and our openness to new ideas. Each member of each team at Sonos offers different aspects of diversity that are embraced and celebrated, and we know that makes us stronger.
Our Spoken Language Understanding (SLU) team is building a speech-to-meaning engine that will add to our customers’ ease of use and control as we continue to differentiate an end-to-end Sonos experience for them.
About You
More than a candidate that checks every box, we’re looking for people who are excited to work, learn, and grow at Sonos—no matter their background or how they identify. If that’s you, we hope you’ll apply for this role.
You want to be part of a team.
You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look forward to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals. You assume everyone’s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Transparency tops your list of values, and you proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.
You enjoy a challenge.
Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You’re ambitious and comfortable making mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over short-term objectives.
You love to listen.
You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You’re passionate about culture and know the power that music, film, podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.
What You’ll Do
  • Develop new models and algorithms for SLU with a particular focus on the interface between the speech-to-text and the text-to-meaning engines
  • Write production-grade code to be deployed with the support of our software engineering and QA teams
  • Own the development process, from the conception of the models to their evaluation

Skills You’ll Need


  • MS in Computer Science, Machine Learning or equivalent
  • PhD in relevant field or 2+ years of experience in deployment of production-grade ML models
  • Strong coding skills in Python
  • Knowledge of Scikit Learn and either PyTorch or TensorFlow
  • Knowledge of basic models and techniques for Natural Language Processing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD and/or track record of publications in NLP
  • Working knowledge of Rust

More About Sonos
Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want, where they want, how they want.
Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while participating in a culture that values respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership.
Together we’re working to positively impact the world and inspire everyone to listen better—because listening brings people together, builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.
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