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Software Engineer/ LAMP,Python,Perl/ Unix

Santa Clara, CA | Engineering

Job Description


SoundHound is leading the mobile sound search revolution. Join us.


SoundHound delights millions of users every day with its famously fast music and voice recognition apps, and is winning awards and praise along the way. Our flagship app for iPhone and Android recently won the most competitive category in Billboard's inaugural Music App Awards, and achieved top-ten honors from the New York Times, becoming the only music app to do so.

"Insane" - The New York Times' David Pogue

"...could save your sanity" - Don Lemon, CNN

At SoundHound you'll be joining a diverse, world-class group of engineers, scientists, designers, and marketers on a team that includes both recent grads and seasoned veterans. Our strongest academic ties are with Stanford, and prior industry stops for our team members include Google, Amazon, Oracle, and Sony.

SoundHound not only builds killer apps but also the industry leading core technologies powering these apps. If you've worked on core technologies in a large company context, or have been an app developer licensing technologies that never quite keep up with your needs, you will appreciate the uniquely empowering experience of a workplace that combines people from both backgrounds – literally within a few yards of each other.

We value creativity, innovation, hard work, open communication and fast iteration, which allow us to act on valuable feedback from employees and users alike. SoundHound's culture is one of impromptu coffee breaks, less-impromptu fitness sessions, group lunches, and regular happy hours.

We offer a competitive salary, SoundHound stock options, unique camaraderie, catered lunches, and even occasional visits from recording artists (recently including Justin Nozuka, Two Door Cinema Club, and MC Hammer). SoundHound is an equal opportunity employer.


About the Role:

This person will work directly with our senior speech scientists and principal engineers.  This is a multifaceted role and involves setting up automated test systems and processing large amount of data used in improving SoundHound's speech technology.  This includes building internal web tools, designing and managing multi-server tasks and preprocessing large volumes of log files.  This role is essential to improving our speech technology and requires a detail-oriented mind and great problem solving skills.


  • 0-2 years of solid industry experience within a web service environment. 
  • Knowledge of C++
  • Prefers working in Unix/Linux environment
  • Can setup Apache servers
  • Good experience with scripting languages PHP, Perl OR Python
  • Good experience using MySQL
  • Experience with web programming

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience dealing efficiently with large of amounts of data
  • Experience with data mining

How to Apply:

         Send us your resume and cover letter explaining why you belong at SoundHound.

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