Machine Learning Engineer

Location: Barcelona, Barcelona provincia

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For decades transcription at scale has been almost impossible, now with the advancement of ASR technology we are on the verge of having computers that understand speech better than humans. Today, almost all the infrastructure is in place but we'll need remarkable engineering to pull it off.

What will be your mission as an Engineer at Happy Scribe?

Work on real AI problems. Forget about optimising Ads networks, recommending stuff, predicting customer behaviour and things like that. We're talking about converting Speech to Text and many related problems like Speaker Identification or Audio and Text Alignment.

Use our huge and growing dataset of transcriptions built by our amazing team of professional transcribers. We have one of the biggest datasets in the field.

Build all this almost from scratch and plug it to our platform that transcribes tens of thousands of audios every month.

This might be for you if...

You care about the business implications of anything you build. You don't go after the shiny stuff, but see it as a balance of craft, speed, and the bottom line.

You can learn most technologies as you go. You're pragmatic about them, it's about the tools and tradeoffs, not ideologies.

You love steep learning curves, and are not afraid to learn about subjects that are outside of the comfort zone.

You get things done. There are lots of people who are really excited about tons of things. Only some of those are excited about completing things.

You care a great deal about your work. When something is off it's almost offensive to you.

You're a hacker. Your sharp view of what's the bottom line allows you to duck-tape systems at a speed that wouldn't seem possible.

You work close to the metal. Deep Learning is an engineering problem problem as much as a research problem. You make things fast and know UNIX well.

You're unfazed by the boring work because you understand the ultimate goal is maximising impact.

Bonus: You're excited by someone buying gaming GPUs, which are 10x cheaper than datacenter GPUs, and building an in-house rack that enables large-scale training for a frugal startup.

How to Apply

Sounds like a good fit for you? Contact our CTO Marc at marc[at] and:

Send your application in English

Include links that best showcase the relevant things you've built and done; portfolio, LinkedIn, Github, websites, photos...

Answer the contrarian question — What important truth do very few people agree with you on?

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