LINGUIST List 11.2437

Fri Nov 10 2000

Jobs: Speech Tech at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA

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  1. Tamala Bothwell, Speech Synthesis Engineer (Core Algorithms) at SpeechWorks Intl, MA USA
  2. Tamala Bothwell, Speech/Language Technology at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA

Message 1: Speech Synthesis Engineer (Core Algorithms) at SpeechWorks Intl, MA USA

Date: 9 Nov 2000 01:25:19 -0000
From: Tamala Bothwell <tbothwelspeechworks.com>
Subject: Speech Synthesis Engineer (Core Algorithms) at SpeechWorks Intl, MA USA


Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Speech Synthesis Engineer (Core Algorithms)
Other Desired Areas: Engineering - Software
University or Organization: SpeechWorks International
Department: People Strategy
State or Province: MA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: 12/31/00
Contact: Tamala Bothwell tbothwelspeechworks.com

Address for Applications:
jobsspeechworks.com, or 
695 Atlantic Avenue
Boston
MA 02111
USA

Position: Speech Synthesis Engineer (Core Algorithms)
Department: Engineering
Location: Boston, MA, USA

Description:

You will be working with the industry leading Speechify TTS system -
Based on AT&T's speech synthesis technology - to improve the quality and
performance of the core engine. Based on knowledge gained from
customer deployment of TTS, you will also develop tools to enhance
application use of TTS, adding features and functionality to the
current technology, and developing new technology for future products.

Responsibilities:

* Signal processing and speech modification
* Efficient corpus-based unit selection algorithms
* Application specific prosody generation
* Natural language processing
* Working as part of a team of speech technology experts

Requirements:
* 2+ years research experience in speech synthesis technology
* Desire and ability to work as part of a team
* Very strong C/C++ programming skills
* Fluency in UNIX or NT (ideally both)
* Excellent oral and written communications skills in English -
additional languages are a bonus
* MSEE/MSCS or higher (or equivalent experience)
* Be able to work with a minimum amount of direct supervision
* Instill confidence in your abilities
* Identify functionality versus schedule tradeoffs under pressure
* Work well with other technical experts in speech technology and
application development
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Message 2: Speech/Language Technology at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA

Date: 9 Nov 2000 01:37:53 -0000
From: Tamala Bothwell <tbothwelspeechworks.com>
Subject: Speech/Language Technology at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA


Rank of Job:
Areas Required: Linguist - Speech/Language Technology
Other Desired Areas: Text-to-Speech
University or Organization: SpeechWorks International
Department: People Strategy
State or Province: MA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: 1/31/01
Contact: Computational Linguist (Speech Synthesis)
tbothwelspeechworks.com

Address for Applications:
jobsspeechworks.com or mail to: 
695 Atlantic Avenue
Boston
MA 02111
USA

Position: Computational Linguist (Speech Synthesis)
Department: Engineering
Location: Boston, MA USA 

Description: 

You will be working with the industry leading Speechify TTS system -
Based on AT&T's speech synthesis technology - to improve the quality,
Robustness and performance of the text processing engine. You will
develop the engine to support a range of additional languages and
develop additional features and functionality to enhance performance of
the TTS engine and related products in future applications.

Responsibilities: 

* Architectural design of a multi-lingual, highly configurable, and
robust text processing engine.
* Robust morphology and syntax for TTS
* Prosody generation
* Working as part of a team of speech technology experts

Requirements:
* 2+ years research experience in speech/language technology 
* Desire and ability to work as part of a team 
* Familiarity with XML authoring and tools 
* Strong C/C++ programming skills 
* Fluency in UNIX or NT (ideally both) 
* Excellent oral and written communications skills in English - 
additional languages are a bonus 
* MSCS or MA (or equivalent experience) 
* Be able to work with a minimum amount of direct supervision 
* Instill confidence in your abilities 
* Identify functionality versus schedule tradeoffs under pressure 
* Work well with other technical experts in speech technology and
application development 

Please email resumes to: jobsspeechworks.com
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