As a startup in the field of automatic speech recognition and artificial intelligence, we encourage innovative thinkers and creative problem solvers ready to take on new responsibilities and push the boundaries of their comfort zone. We’re looking for smart people that are comfortable taking on the toughest of challenges. If this sounds like you, please let us know.

What it's like to work at Mod9

Headquartered in downtown Berkeley, Mod9 is a startup with roots in Cal. A team for which no challenge is too great, we’re looking to hire others with the same motivated mindset and skills.

Mod9 offers great Benefits, including Healthcare, Vision and Dental. Beyond that, Mod9 is a startup and offers Equity and the opportunity to take on new responsibilities in a rapidly growing, dynamic environment, where you’ll learn a lot.

At Mod9 we also like to have fun and whether it’s the frequently catered lunches, the stocked refrigerator, healthy snacks or just time to celebrate a coworkers birthday, we believe in getting to know each other and having a good work-life balance.

Great Benefits (Healthcare, Vision and Dental)

High Growth, Equity and New Responsibilities

Good Work-Life Balance

Catered Lunches, Healthy Snacks, Celebrations

Internships Available

Open Positions

Sr. Software Engineer (server side)

Mod9 is searching for a motivated programmer to help with our backend systems engineering. In this role you will be working closely with highly experienced researchers to improve our industry-leading technology and deploy it at scale. There is a lot to learn in this role, and we are looking for somebody who can quickly become a key technical contributor.

We are flexible on experience and eager to hire very talented engineers straight out of school, as well as candidates with research backgrounds.

What you'll do

– Learn ASR from expert practitioners
– Apply AI/ML theory to real-world data
– Port research ideas into software services
– Integrate with a frontend API and application
– Extend ASR to new languages and dialects
– Achieve record-breaking ASR performance


– Bachelor’s or Master’s in Computer Science
– Fluency in Python


– Experience with compiled languages
– Experience with ASR or NLP
– Experience with shell scripting
– Full-stack development skills

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Speech Scientist

We may already know you, or are closely connected. You have an advanced degree (or are ABD) or significant professional experience in the field of natural language processing, machine learning and/or artificial intelligence.

Curious to know what’s it’s like to be part of a small startup, rather than pursuing a traditional career in academic research or at a BIG tech company?

It’s more work, but you’ll learn some very unique skills, and probably have more fun as well 🙂

What you'll do

– Develop speech technologies alongside expert practitioners
– Apply AI/ML theory to real-world data
– Port research ideas into software services
– Design architectures for scalable computing


– Master’s or Ph.D. in Computer Science
– Fluency with many programming languages
– Formal research experience with ASR or NLP


– Full-stack development skills
– Management aptitude

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