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Lead Machine Learning Researcher | Music & Audio



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

About Splash

Our mission is to bring the joy of music making to everyone, and we’ve been pioneering the intersection of artificial intelligence and music since 2017.

We've made significant strides in connecting artists and fans, particularly through our engaging experiences on Roblox, which have captivated millions of young users.. By leveraging the power of AI, we're reshaping the way people interact with and create music.

With the support of renown investors including Amazon's Alexa Fund and Khosla Ventures, Splash is poised for rapid growth. We're actively expanding our diverse team of talented musicians, engineers, and creatives who share our passion for pushing the boundaries of what's possible in music and AI.

The Role:

We are hiring a Lead ML Researcher to work alongside our CTO, Head of Music and team of ML Engineers. The team brings together cutting edge research on speech synthesis and generative modelling to create powerful tools for young creators and music enthusiasts. Please note, our team is global, remote-first; you will be working with colleagues on Australian timezone (not a good fit for people who prefer early morning work).


  • Design and implement generative Machine Learning algorithms that can solve various business problems, relating to the intersection of music and gaming, across language model techniques and diffusion-based approaches.
  • Take the lead in researching state-of-the-art, and continue to stay on the forefront of generative AI in the audio space, including reading papers and evaluating open-source projects.
  • Assist in building data preparation and training pipelines used to train models.
  • Understand the requirements of running models in production, including domain shift testing, QA, A/B testing and so on.
  • Understand the ethical considerations and ensure responsible AI practices.

About You:

  • Knowledge of music theory
  • Preprocessing and modelling skills with unstructured data (music, audio or speech)
  • Degree in computer science, mathematics, electronic engineer or equivalent experience
  • Experience with model training using python libraries such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, Matlab, or Keras.
  • Experience with cloud computing such as AWS, Azure, or GCP.
  • Ability to work on both open-ended research problems and production-ready API code.
  • Ability to work autonomously when required, and to take initiative with new research activities.
  • Proactive nature, ability to creatively solve problems you face and bring new ideas to the team.
  • Sound mathematical skills
  • Strong writing and verbal communication
  • An enthusiasm for music and artificial intelligence.


  • Experience in cloud computing e.g. AWS and GCP

What to expect:

  • We may be small, but we're backed by leading investors including Amazon’s Alexa Fund, Khosla Ventures, BITKRAFT Ventures and King River Capital
  • Be part of a talented and highly-dynamic team that values initiative and imagination - we also love music.
  • We offer a competitive salary and remote/flexible work options. Remote opportunities available with the opportunity to travel to Brisbane, Australia at least quarterly.
  • Our team is remote-first; you will be working with colleagues on Australian timezone (not a good fit for people who prefer early morning work).

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

Music has the incredible ability to bridge divides and bring people together, regardless of their background or identity. Like the industry we work within, diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered. We actively seek out and welcome voices from all backgrounds and believe that diverse perspectives fuel our creativity and drive success.

Application Process

Please apply or feel free to send your resume and email to our Head of People & Culture, steph@splashmusic.com

We are not currently working with recruiters on this role.

For more info visit splashmusic.com