Voice Recognition R&D

JLPT 2 or above (Business)
IT start up


Since its inception in 2005, the company has been a, if not the, dominant leader in the Japanese online dictionary industry. Its popular online product attracts 40 million users in Japan and abroad. That is to say at least 1 out of 4 Japanese are using their services and the market penetration rate at foreign language learning market in Japan can be over 90%.  Its tremendous success in the dictionary market also brought many other opportunities in related fields like international traveling, study abroad, translation, publication, consulting, etc. 


The company is proud to respect and have a diversity and flexible working hour support system. It has 4 employees from Europe, North America, East Asia, and ASEAN, and has facility/system to support childbearing mothers, LGBT and staffs who have other family commitment.  With an open-minded and performance driven culture, depending on the specific requirement of job, employees can work from their home if they want. And actually many do.


Now the company has 4 offices across Japan and 1 foreign subsidies. With an optimistic views about the future, the company is now trying to expand internationally and plan to add another 4 foreign offices on its global franchise. As a growing firm, they are actively hiring international talents like you to join the team and grow together.

Job Description

Job Description

  • You will be a part of the Research & Development Group of Development Division and you will be responsible for research on “speech recognition” method and implementation of various related modules.

  • Research will include the following, if you have experience in any of the below areas please detail this in your application.
    + large vocabulary continuous speech recognition
    + Speaker recognition
    + Speaker adaptation
    + Speech segment detection
    + Speech recognition error correction
    + Neural stochastic language model
    + Spoken dialogue with POMDP
    + Research and development on voice resource creation
    + Research on a robust language model for OOV
    + Study on blind source separation
    + Study on acoustic analysis
    + Research and development on acoustic model learning
    + A study on quantitative evaluation method on the quality of speech recognition
    + Speech recognition for Japanese English speech
    + Selection flow



  • Experience in research on speech recognition.

  • Those graduating from postgraduate master’s program or doctoral course. Doctor process dropout is also eligible.

  • Graduates in the following degrees welcome: Major in Computer Science or Major in related fields such as mathematics

Advanced Japanese level is required 


Ideal Candidates

  • TOEIC ‘730’ or more

  • TOEFL iBT “80” or higher

  • Experience in overseas study in English-speaking high schools / universities and educational institutions for over 1 year

  • Reading ability that you can understand about contents while using a dictionary on papers written in English and news articles in English

  • Candidates who have a relevant background of research in speech recognition and machine learning are welcome. Others who have not have relevant work experience area also welcome. 


Application Process 

Screening documents

Primary interview and written exam (English)

Programming challenges (implemented and submitted at home)

Second interview (Discussion on research papers such as graduation thesis)

Tentative decision




New graduate students: 250,000JPY monthly (Could be higher, depending on your skills and experience)

Mid careers:

Example) one who have 3 year experience

6.5 million JPY annually 〜 8 million JPY annually

・Bonuses: twice a year (June and December)

・Salary Promotion: once a year

・Holiday: Saturday and Sunday, The total is 126 days in a year

・Various social insurances are fully covered

・Work Site: Tokyo or Kyoto


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

How to Apply

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


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

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