Audio AI Software Engineer, Voice Program (ASR) 
location Tokyo

Rakuten Institute of Technology (RIT) is the dedicated Research and Innovation department of Rakuten, with teams in Tokyo, Paris, Boston, San Mateo, Singapore, and Bengaluru.

The Speech Processing Team of the Rakuten Institute of Technology is part of the Global Data Science Department within Rakuten Group, Inc. The team carries out applied research in the speech processing areas primarily in speech recognition and synthesis, keyword spotting, speaker verification, speech diarization, source-channel separation, and other potential areas involving speech and/or audio signals that would support a wide range of applications within the Rakuten ecosystem and its businesses.  Some examples of business use cases include Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems and automatic transcription of customer engagements for quality enhancement purposes, to name a few.

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