R&D for Speech Synthesis (Office in Kyoto)

JLPT 2 or above (Business)

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Since its establishment in 2003, the company has been focusing on speech synthesis. Speech synthesis is used in various field in our lives: for example, it has been used in phone auto respond since long time ago, and from 2007, the speech synthesis is used for natural disaster related national radio. Now, it is used in car navigation, various transport related areas even to very fun promotion campaign using celebrities’ voices. As more people start to use smartphone, this speech synthesis start to play more and more important role nowadays. There is a possibility for speech synthesis to help elderly people who need some guiding assistance.


The company provides consultation as well as creating solution; they provide easy to use software system to products which can embed the speech synthesis, web API and all. The company is specialized in providing consultation to help the installation and after support. This kind of thorough support is gaining a lot of recognition from customers.  Their clients are varied from large size companies, government, startups and its number reached more than 500. The company is considering to expand its service abroad and are currently working on English voice making as the front runner in this field (in Japan).


■  Corporate culture:

Many people are focusing on their professionalism. 

Seika-chō, Sōraku-gun, Kyōto-fu, Japan

Job Description


■  Job Description:

・    Research and Development of algorithm related to speech synthesis

・    Work on producing the voice that will be more human like (rather than conventional speech synthesis you often hear in car navigation and other electrinic equipment, which you often recognize as “robot” voice)

・    Work on speech synthesis particularly in English version and develop engine

■  Career path:

For first 3 years, you will work on hard in establishing knowledge and great technological background so that you can fully contribute to the team.

In 5th year, you may be promoted to manager depending on your skills and achievements


■  Requirements:

・    Japanese level: Advanced level (all the communication will be in Japanese)

・    Machine learning experience

・    Experience in signal processing

・    Experience in C, C++

・    Native in English *Please note that not “Native level”: your mother tongue should be English

・    Master level or above

・    Those who can think on their own and take initiative, great flexibility and are willing to learn all the time


■  Conditions:

・    Monthly salary: Master level: 260,000 JPY, PhD level 300,000JPY

・    Bonus: once a year

・    Work hours: 9:00-18:00 (60 minute lunch break)

・    Overtime work: Almost everyone leaves the office around 19:00

・    Holiday: Saturday, Sunday, National Holiday,  3 day summer holiday, End of year and new year holiday


*Please note that the position is only for those who are currenly residing in Japan only*


How to Apply


If you are interested in this position, please apply here with the relevant Japanese and English CV/resume uploaded. Upon your submission of application, we will contact you for the follow-up questions to complete your application. 


First the organization will be screening your resume and .  If you have been selected for the next round interview, we will disclose you the name of the company. 



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