Join our diverse team

Speech Graphics is an award-winning startup providing pioneering facial animation technology for the games industry and beyond, with big name clients as Warner Brothers, Microsoft, Square Enix, and Def Jam Recordings. Based on over 20 years of R&D in speech technology, machine learning and procedural animation, our software produces high-quality facial animation from audio alone, with no need for motion capture. Our technology has been used for a variety of applications, including AAA game development (such as Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Gears of War 4, Call of Duty WWII, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider); language education (Saundz.com); live avatars for VR and mobile (Linden Lab’s Sansar); and AI assistants.

It’s a fast-paced, challenging, and rewarding environment. We foster a results-oriented culture with lots of room to learn and grow. Team development and diversity are highly valued. Our international team is comprised of specialists in diverse fields including engineering, phonetics, machine learning, animation, etc.

In addition to weekly roundtables, there are monthly meetings and get-togethers as well as several annual parties and social events. Being part of the UK’s largest tech incubator also puts us in the middle of a very exciting and socially active startup scene amid the dramatic landscape of Old Town Edinburgh.

If this sounds like a team you would like to be a part of, send a CV and cover letter to jobs@speech-graphics.com.

Available positions

Senior Cloud Engineer

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Speech Graphics is seeking a Senior Cloud Engineer with 5+ years experience to support the development and deployment of our network platform applications to AWS Public Cloud. The work you do will have a visible impact in communication and entertainment industries. The position reports to the Vice President of Engineering.

Qualifications

  • A degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of strong cloud implementation or consulting experience
  • Experience with core AWS offerings and services such as EC2, S3, VPC, ELB, RDS, Glacier, Route 53, Containers (Docker | Kubernetes | Swarm) and Node.js
  • Strong group-based problem solving skills and spirit of teamwork
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
  • Ability to work within a schedule and deliver effectively to deadlines

Other preferred skills and experience

  • Knowledge/experience with Fargate, ECS, ECR, Cloudformation, CloudWatch, Cognito, IAM, DynamoDB, Elasticache for Redis and VPC configuration (ARN, ENI) is highly desired
  • Knowledge of API GW, Lambda, CodePipeline, CodeDeploy, CodeBuild, SQS, SNS, Python and Ember.js is good to have
  • Leadership qualities including strong communication skills, empathy, mentorship
  • Any formal cloud based training and/or industry accredited certification is a plus

Benefits

  • Private health insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Track for receiving stock options
  • Snacks in the office, fun team outings and Friday beer nights
  • Located in a tech centre surrounded by startup community with frequent events

To apply

Send CV and cover letter to jobs@speech-graphics.com.

Cloud Engineer

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Speech Graphics is seeking a Cloud Engineer to support the development and deployment of our network platform applications to AWS Public Cloud. The work you do will have a visible impact in communication and entertainment industries. The position reports to the Vice President of Engineering.

Qualifications

  • A degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with Fargate, ECS, ECR, Cloudformation, CloudWatch, Cognito, IAM, DynamoDB, Elasticache for Redis, Node.js and VPC configuration (ARN, ENI) required.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
  • Ability to work within a schedule and deliver effectively to deadlines

Other preferred skills and experience

  • Experience with core AWS offerings and services such as EC2, S3, VPC, ELB, RDS, Glacier, Route 53, Containers (Docker | Kubernetes | Swarm) and Node.js is desired
  • API GW, Lambda, CodePipeline, CodeDeploy, CodeBuild, SQS, SNS and Ember.js is good to have
  • Any formal cloud based training and/or industry accredited certification is a plus

Benefits

  • Private health insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Track for receiving stock options
  • Snacks in the office, fun team outings and Friday beer nights
  • Located in a tech centre surrounded by startup community with frequent events

To apply

Send CV and cover letter to jobs@speech-graphics.com.

Junior Software Engineer

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

As Junior Software Engineer you will be responsible for developing applications and tools under the guidance of a senior engineer, in a variety of areas, including DevOps, porting, real-time animation and web-based interfaces. You will support our existing technology as well as developing new features The work you do will have exciting impacts across verticals in communications and entertainment.

Qualifications

  • A degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Proficiency in C++ and Python
  • Experience with version control systems (any of Git, Hg, P4)
  • Good problem solving and debugging skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Ability to work within a schedule and deliver effectively to deadlines
  • Understanding of Object Orientated Programming techniques

Other preferred skills and experience

  • Experience with CMake, bash
  • Linux, OSX or Windows development
  • Mobile software development (Android or iOS)
  • Web-based programming, WebGL
  • Previous experience in commercial software development

Benefits

  • Private health insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Track for receiving stock options
  • Snacks in the office, fun team outings and Friday beer nights
  • Located in a tech centre surrounded by startup community with frequent events

To apply

Send CV and cover letter to jobs@speech-graphics.com.

Sr. Software Engineer (RESTful)

Location: Silicon Valley (San Mateo), California

Speech Graphics is seeking a Senior Software Engineer with 5+ years experience to support the development of our network platform system and applications running on AWS Public Cloud. The work you do will have a visible impact in communication and entertainment industries. The position reports to the Vice President of Engineering.

Qualifications

  • A degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Thorough understanding and experience with Linux networking, multi-threading, IPC and system interfaces (processes, shared memory, pipes, resources)
  • Experience with RESTful APIs and http[s] technology (curl) is a plus
  • High degree of proficiency in C / C++
  • Experience with version control systems (Git preferred)
  • Strong group-based problem solving skills and spirit of teamwork
  • Ability to work within a schedule and deliver effectively to deadlines

To apply

Send CV and cover letter to jobs@speech-graphics.com.

Sr. Software Engineer (Linux)

Location: Silicon Valley (San Mateo), California

Speech Graphics is seeking a Senior Software Engineer with 5+ years experience to support the development of our network platform system and applications running on AWS Public Cloud. The work you do will have a visible impact in communication and entertainment industries. The position reports to the Vice President of Engineering.

Qualifications

  • A degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Thorough understanding and experience with Linux multi-threading, IPC and system interfaces
  • Experience with ring-buffers, process I/Os (pipes, sockets)
  • Experience with Linux networking interfaces, http[s] technology (curl) is a plus
  • High degree of proficiency in C / C++
  • Experience with version control systems (Git preferred)
  • Strong group-based problem solving skills and spirit of teamwork
  • Ability to work within a schedule and deliver effectively to deadlines

To apply

Send CV and cover letter to jobs@speech-graphics.com.

IT Manager

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Speech Graphics is searching for a skilled, resourceful IT Manager who will lead day-to-day maintenance of our existing IT infrastructure, as well as engineer new solutions to increase capacity, security, speed and flexibility of our storage and compute systems as the company moves into the next phase of growth. Speech Graphics is engaged in machine learning, big data processing and real-time communication in the cloud. As such we have special requirements and goals that will provide an exciting growth environment for IT specialists.

Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day management of technical infrastructure
  • Developing and executing detailed proposals for new IT projects based on interviews with management and staff
  • Analyzing our systems to identify any gaps that pose a security threat and mitigating them
  • Identifying and improving bottlenecks or weaknesses within our network and systems
  • Staff onboarding/offboarding and individual support
  • Leadership and promotion of industry-standard IT security practices
  • Planning, execution and reporting on compliance audits such as GDPR
  • Documentation of procedures and systems

Qualifications

  • Proven working experience as an IT manager or other relevant role
  • Excellent knowledge of technical management, information analysis, computer hardware/software systems, standards and compliance
  • Good problem-solving skills and ability to find pragmatic solutions
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing services such as AWS
  • Networking experience (LAN, WAN, VPN, etc)
  • Strong personal integrity, honesty, reliability and dedication
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and a collaborative approach to management
  • Ability to work independently

Other preferred skills and experience

  • Previous experience with small, high-growth companies
  • Experience with both PC and Mac, as well as Linux
  • Experience with Docker, git, and repository management
  • Programming experience

Benefits

  • Private health insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Track for receiving stock options
  • Snacks in the office, fun team outings and Friday beer nights
  • Located in a tech centre surrounded by startup community with frequent events

To apply

Send CV and cover letter to jobs@speech-graphics.com.

Japanese Language Consultant

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Native-level Japanese speaker with some Linguistics training required for short-term consultation on language technology used to generate accurately lip-synced facial animation for Japanese speech.

You will work with a team of linguists to assess the accuracy of language-specific tools.  This may include:

  • evaluation of phonetic labels in Japanese transcriptions
  • analysis of our tools’ capacity to handle common dialectal variation
  • critique of lip sync animation with Japanese speech audio
  • editing Japanese transcriptions

Qualifications

  • Native proficiency in Japanese
  • Some phonetics training including the International Phonetic Alphabet
  • Some knowledge of Japanese phonology
  • Experience with spectrograms a plus

To apply

Send CV and cover letter to jobs@speech-graphics.com.

Portuguese Language Consultant

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Native-level Portuguese speaker with some Linguistics training required for short-term consultation on language technology used to generate accurately lip-synced facial animation for Brazilian Portuguese speech.

You will work with a team of linguists to assess the accuracy of language-specific tools. This may include:

  • identification of different Brazilian Portuguese dialects in speech recordings
  • evaluation of phonetic labels in Brazilian Portuguese transcriptions
  • analysis of our tools’ capacity to handle common dialectal variation
  • critique of lip sync animation with Brazilian Portuguese speech audio
  • editing Portuguese transcriptions

Qualifications

  • Native proficiency in Portuguese
  • Some phonetics training including the International Phonetic Alphabet
  • Some knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese phonology
  • Experience with spectrograms a plus

To apply

Send CV and cover letter to jobs@speech-graphics.com.