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

Associate Producer

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Speech Graphics is seeking an Associate Producer who will be responsible for assisting our game animation studio partners by providing direct user support, testing functionality of new releases and helping with the creation of test content. You will work in close collaboration with the in-house studio, developers and creative director to troubleshoot issues, test new releases, create and execute content and release plan and maintain the release distribution portal.

Essential Qualifications/Requirements

  • Degree in game development, technical art, engineering, or technical writing
  • Basic familiarity with animating and rigging characters in Maya
  • Attention to detail, notices small changes in otherwise routine happenings
  • Clear communicator committed to composing concise and accurate messages
  • Comfortable learning on the spot and eager to expand skill set
  • Ability to work under deadlines and provide accurate task estimates
  • Ability to receive and ask for assistance
  • Ability to work independently
  • Service oriented mindse

Desired Qualifications/Requirements

Please note these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the role 

  • Familiarity and interest in 3D character animation with a focus on facial animation
  • Familiarity and interest in network standards and technology
  • Experience working in a game or animation production environment
  • Experience in pipelines for game engines such as Unreal and Unity
  • Experience in a customer service role

Benefits

This is a superb opportunity to join a pioneering and visionary technology start-up.  In return you can expect a competitive package, private health insurance, pension scheme, track for receiving stock options, career development, regular team social events and access to a vibrant start-up community network.

To Apply

Email us at  jobs@speech-graphics.com and include your CV and a covering letter briefly describing the contribution your skills and experience would bring to the team.

Technical Project Manager

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Speech Graphics is seeking a Technical Project Manager to support product development of our network platform on the AWS Public Cloud. You will support the product team to identify milestones and product release schedule for prototypes and incremental rollouts. The work performed will have exciting impacts across communication verticals in enterprise and entertainment.  This position reports to the Vice President of Product.

Essential Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in management information systems, computer science or related discipline
  •  3+ years of program management experience in software product services development, and/or TechOps Deployments.
  • Experience with Agile and Traditional project methodologies

Desired Qualifications/Requirements

Please note these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the role.

  • Understands software development methodology pipeline
  • Any formal cloud based training and/or industry software project management accredited certification is a plus
  • Experience with AWS services (EC2, RDS, S3, API Gateway, Dynamo DB)
  • Experience with AWS Services Access Management (Users, Roles, Policies)
  • Experience with planning of Real Time applications using AWS services to fulfil business needs

Benefits

This is a superb opportunity to join a pioneering and visionary technology start-up.  In return you can expect a competitive package, private health insurance, pension scheme, track for receiving stock options, career development, regular team social events and access to a vibrant start-up community network.

To Apply

Email us at  jobs@speech-graphics.com and include your CV and a covering letter briefly describing the contribution your skills and experience would bring to the team.

 

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.

Essential Qualifications/Requirements

  • 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

Desired Qualifications/Requirements

Please note these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the role.

  • 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

This is a superb opportunity to join a pioneering and visionary technology start-up.  In return you can expect a competitive package, private health insurance, pension scheme, track for receiving stock options, career development, regular team social events and access to a vibrant start-up community network.

To apply

Email us at  jobs@speech-graphics.com and include your CV and a covering letter briefly describing the contribution your skills and experience would bring to the team.

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

Desired Qualifications/Requirements

Please note these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the role.

  • Experience with core AWS offerings and services such as EC2, S3, VPC, ELB, RDS, Glacier, Route 53, and Containers (Docker | Kubernetes | Swarm) 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

This is a superb opportunity to join a pioneering and visionary technology start-up.  In return you can expect a competitive package, private health insurance, pension scheme, track for receiving stock options, career development, regular team social events and access to a vibrant start-up community network.

To apply

Email us at  jobs@speech-graphics.com and include your CV and a covering letter briefly describing the contribution your skills and experience would bring to the team.

 

Junior Software Engineer

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

As Junior Software Engineer you will be responsible for developing our software products and tools under the guidance of a Principal Engineer. You will be working within a wider multi-disciplinary team of machine learning, linguistics, audio signal processing and graphics specialists. You will support our existing real-time facial animation technology as well as developing new features and performance optimisations. Your work will be technically challenging and will have exciting impacts across verticals in communications and entertainment.

Essential Experience and Qualifications

  • A degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Proficiency in C/C++
  • Understanding of Object Orientated Programming techniques
  • Good problem solving and debugging skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team

Desired Qualifications/Requirements

Please note these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the role.

  • Previous experience in commercial software development
  • Version control systems (especially Git)
  • Mobile software development (Android or iOS)
  • Linux, OSX or Windows development
  • Web-based programming, WebGL
  • CMake, Bash

Benefits

This is a superb opportunity to join a pioneering and visionary technology start-up.  In return you can expect a competitive package, private health insurance, pension scheme, track for receiving stock options, career development, regular team social events and access to a vibrant start-up community network.

To apply

Email us at  jobs@speech-graphics.com and include your CV and a covering letter briefly describing the contribution your skills and experience would bring to the team 

Sr. Software Engineer (RESTful)

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland or 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

Email us at  jobs@speech-graphics.com and include your CV and a covering letter briefly describing the contribution your skills and experience would bring to the team.

Sr. Software Engineer (Linux)

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland or 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

Email us at  jobs@speech-graphics.com and include your CV and a covering letter briefly describing the contribution your skills and experience would bring to the team.

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

Email us at  jobs@speech-graphics.com and include your CV and a covering letter briefly describing the contribution your skills and experience would bring to the team. 

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

Email us at  jobs@speech-graphics.com and include your CV and a covering letter briefly describing the contribution your skills and experience would bring to the team.