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SoundHound Overview

Santa Clara, CA
51 to 200 employees
2005
Company - Private
Information Technology
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
SoundHound Inc. turns sound into understanding and actionable meaning.

We believe in enabling humans to interact with the things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally to mobile phones, cars, TVs, music speakers ... Read more

Mission: Our mission: Houndify everything.

SoundHound – Why Work For Us?


SoundHound Inc. turns sound into understanding and actionable meaning.

We believe in enabling humans to interact with the things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally to mobile phones, cars, TVs, music speakers, coffee machines, and every other part of the emerging 'connected' world. Our latest product, Hound, leverages our Speech-to-Meaning technology to showcase a ground-breaking smartphone experience. Our SoundHound product applies our technology to music, enabling people to discover, explore, and share the music around them, and even find the name of that song stuck in their heads by singing or humming. And through the Houndify platform, we empower developers to be part of the speech-to-meaning revolution.

Mission: Houndify everything.

SoundHound is creating and productizing transformative technologies that improve life.
After amassing a global user community over 260 million (and growing fast!) and building a large portfolio of amazing core technologies and award winning products, we are ramping our growth, which includes bringing onboard some of the smartest people in the world to work on the next big thing in the era of mobile computing.

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SoundHound Inc. is creating and productizing transformative technologies that turn sound into understanding and actionable meaning.

After amassing a global user community over 260 million (and growing fast!) and building a large portfolio of amazing core technologies and award winning products, we are ramping our growth, which includes bringing onboard some of the smartest people in the world to work on the next big thing in the era of mobile computing.

Working at SoundHound means contributing to a host of fulfilling challenges that are changing the way we interact with computers and information. It’s playing an integral role on a team that’s bent on disrupting the status quo... and winning.

SoundHound Inc. not only designs amazing apps experiences, but also builds the core technologies powering these apps. That means in-house technology that is constantly iterated and improved. If you've worked on core technologies in a large company context, or have been an app developer licensing technologies that lack innovation, you will appreciate the uniquely empowering experience of a workplace that combines it all – literally within a few yards of each other.

At SoundHound you'll be joining a diverse, world-class group of engineers, scientists, designers, and marketers on a team that includes both recent grads and seasoned veterans. We value curiosity, and the drive to make a difference. You might be a Ph.D from a top-ranked University or a self-taught accomplisher ready to join teammates who bring experience from prior industry stops at companies including Google, Amazon, Oracle, Sony, Apple, and Pandora.

We also value creativity, innovation, hard work, open communication and fast iteration, which allow us to act on valuable feedback from employees and users alike. SoundHound's culture is one of highly encouraged contribution at all levels and constant informal collaboration. The hardwork is complimented by fun, including impromptu jam sessions, less-impromptu fitness sessions, group lunches, and regular happy hours.

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary, SoundHound stock options, unique camaraderie, catered lunches, and occasional music sessions by visiting artists and bands.

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    Pros

    Enjoyed working remotely for SoundHound and when visiting the headquarters appreciated the free lunch, ready supply of snacks, and easy conversation with the staff, Was continually impressed with how sharp everyone is, which makes one work harder to be on the top of one's game, Self-motivated people are cherished. Really enjoyed the experience and think fondly of the project work accomplished.

    Cons

    Found it challenging to 'over-communicate' when working remotely; everyone is focused on their specific tasks and regular meetings can be sporadic.

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SoundHound Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at SoundHound (San Francisco, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The recruiter contacted me via Linkedin. We scheduled a 30 minutes meeting to introduce the company and the opportunities. Then I am scheduled to have an interview with a senior engineer.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Sorting a list of words such anagrams are grouped together.
      Input: ['abc','test','vac', 'bac', 'london', 'cba', 'cav', 'lon', 'pst']
      Output: ['abc', 'bac', 'cba', 'vac', 'cav', 'london', 'test', 'lon', 'pst']

      2. Design Twitter algorithm to retrieve top 10 new feeds  
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SoundHound Awards & Accolades

  • Best of What's New, Popular Science, 2015
  • The World Technology Award, The World Technology Network, 2015
  • Best of What's New, Popular Science, 2007
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