AI Engineer in Zurich area



Nicolas Perony


IT / Internet
Software developer, Full time

Offering Equity



CHF 90000 - CHF 11000

OTO Systems Inc. is the latest spin-off company of SRI International, the Silicon Valley’s most prestigious research centre with 70 years of pioneering innovation and a track record of successful spin-off ventures including Siri (now Apple), Nuance Communications, Tempo AI (now Salesforce), or Redwood Robotics (now Google). OTO is a VC-backed startup coming out of stealth mode, with headquarters in Menlo Park (CA) and R&D offices in Zurich (CH). increases sales teams performance by capturing and distributing live conversational intelligence, emotional detection and best practices from sales interactions thanks to cutting-edge artificial intelligence techniques.

We are looking for a pragmatic, versatile AI engineer to join the Zurich R&D office and help build the next generation of AI coaches for sales and support agents.

As our first AI engineer, you will:

  • Work alongside our CTO in OTO’s newly established Zurich office to build our AI stack
  • Write production-grade code to interface with our VoIP stack and automate the processing of our data and training of our models
  • Build and deploy machine learning pipelines for real-time speech transcription and analysis
  • Help extract insights from the large amount of audio data we collect every day
  • Collaborate with world-class speech experts to model the dynamics of human persuasion
  • Master’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or another computational discipline
  • A passion for pragmatic solutions and quickly delivering results from data
  • Experience in building and validating real-world machine learning products
  • Several years of experience working on production software in a collaborative environment
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Knowledge of relational databases and document stores
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • PhD degree in a computational discipline
  • Expertise in NLP and speech recognition, in particular with deep learning techniques
  • Proficiency in other languages such as C++, Scala, Julia, or R
  • Knowledge in the administration of cloud-based UNIX systems
  • Knowledge of “big data” frameworks
  • Experience in rich data visualisation and front-end development
We offer:
  • Fast-paced, stimulating working environment with office space in the heart of Zurich
  • Virtually limitless career growth opportunities
  • Industry-leading salary
  • Attractive equity package
  • Office dog!

Switzerland has been ranked the world’s most innovative country 7 times in a row. Zurich offers an incredible quality of life and a stimulating intellectual environment through the presence of world-leading research institutions and tech firms.

Join OTO and embark on a journey to help shape the future of AI assistants. Email your CV, a cover letter, and a sample of your code (e.g. a link to your GitHub/Kaggle profile) to

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