I’m not a fan of the phrase “dream job”, but if I were ever to use it, I think this would be the time: I’ll shortly be starting work as a software engineer at SoundHound! This is a company that got its start with music recognition — the app where you can hum a song and it’ll recognize it from the melody — and is now working on a state-of-the-art voice assistant, Hound.
I’m really impressed with what I’ve seen of the company: I get to work with a bunch of smart people on a challenging problem, exactly where I wanted to wind up (the SF Bay Area). And the best part: they seem impressed with me and my programming skills as well. I gotta say, it feels strange to be appreciated. I kind of like it.
More news to come as I gear up toward starting the new job!