Computational Linguist


About us: 

“We value taking ownership and setting ourselves ambitious goals while staying genuine and delighting customers.”

We are Amberscript, a dynamic startup founded in 2017 and based in Amsterdam. We are building SaaS software that enables users to automatically transcribe audio & video into text using speech recognition. AI/algorithms and our own web text editor to bring it to 100% accuracy. We help users to avoid the costs and pain of manually transcribing their interviews, meetings, or other audio. 

Our self-developed AI speech to text engine obtains the best results in the market, as proven by independent tests in the media. Our product is being used by more than 500.000 users worldwide.

We are currently in the process of disrupting a very traditional market (transcription & subtitling). Now that we have achieved product-market fit, we are scaling rapidly. Our vision is to make all audio readable, accessible, and analyzable. 

The Job

We are looking for someone to improve and build speech-to-text models and enhance them with the latest developments in the ASR world. Your work will be at the core of what we do: turning audio into text. You will be responsible for the complete pipeline of steps needed for automatic speech recognition:

  • Data retrieval and corpus preparation
  • Pre-processing data
  • Training and/or improving ASR models
  • Refining lexicon
  • Improving the post-processing
  • Improving the model-building processes
  • Improving speaker detection models
  • Evaluation of models

Preferably you fit the following profile:

  • You have pursued a BSc./MSc. in linguistics
  • You have followed courses in computer science
  • You have strong and well-developed bash/python scripting skills
  • You are ambitious and want to work with ambitious people
  • You are proactive, good in communicating in English and a fast learner
  • You are able to work in Amsterdam (or willing to move)
  • Matlab/Octave experience is a plus
  • Experience in working with language corpora is a plus
  • Experience in working with Kaldi ASR is a plus

We offer you the chance to work in a team of passionate and driven people who work on cutting edge technology. You will get in contact with machine learning, AI, and NLP.

We are flexible when it comes to working hours, we work hard, we celebrate our successes, and are passionate about what we do: change the world of transcription services. We are based in the heart of Amsterdam right on the beautiful Keizersgracht.

At AmberScript, we are proud to always be thinking ‘bigger and better’. We are extremely product focused, knowing that success is ultimately dependent on the quality of the product. At the same time, we never lose track of the bigger picture. Go big or go home: we have grand ambitions and coming up with new features, services, products or strategic directions is part of our daily conversation.

Our goal is to make writing and typing redundant: pens are for drawing! Transcribing interviews and audio files is a first stronghold in the speech-to-text market, after which we aim to constantly improve our services. Our vision is to become the tool that makes writing abundant by automatically transforming all audio into summaries, to-do lists, and notes.

More information? Get in touch! If you have any questions you can reach Esmay at [email protected] / +31 (0)20 244 0992.