LINGUIST List 11.2438

Fri Nov 10 2000

Jobs: Speech Sci at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA

Editor for this issue: Michael Appleby <>


  1. Tamala Bothwell, Speech Sci (German & Brazilian Portugese) at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA

Message 1: Speech Sci (German & Brazilian Portugese) at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA

Date: 9 Nov 2000 02:15:31 -0000
From: Tamala Bothwell <>
Subject: Speech Sci (German & Brazilian Portugese) at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Speech Scientists (German and Brazilian Portugese)
Other Desired Areas: Speech Scientists Spanish, Japanese, Korean
University or Organization: SpeechWorks International
Department: People Strategy
State or Province: MA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: 2/28/01
Contact: Tamala Bothwell

Address for Applications: or mail to: 
695 Atlantic Avenue
MA 02111


Position: Speech Scientists (German and Brazilian Portuguese)
Department: Engineering
Location: Boston, MA USA

SpeechWorks is the leading provider of speech recognition solutions that
are redefining the way the world communications over the telephone. We
have a fanatical commitment to customer satisfaction and we are growing
at a phenomenal rate. Because of our aggressive growth, we continually
look for people who share our philosophy of setting goals and achieving
them, and who are interested in professional growth and development. At
SpeechWorks, we feel that as our company continues to grow, our people
and their leadership should grow. That's why we're committed to employee
training and development.

Job Description:

You will be working with application development teams to deploy leading
edge telephony applications in the telephone network, in major corporate
call centers, and on PCs for the home and office. Based on knowledge of
what is important for these deployments, you will also be improving
SpeechWorks' core technology, adding features and functionality to the
technology, and developing new technologies for next generation
products. If you speak a foreign language or have been involved with
foreign language speech science, your experience there will be called on
to help in user-interface design as well. 


�	As a design and development consultant, work across application
development teams to ensure best possible recognition performance for
projects in our solutions business. Take active role in incorporating
new speech recognition and/or natural language technology into solutions

�	In between applications work, or as agreed in the quarterly plan,
design and implement improvements to SpeechWorks core recognition
technology and tools. 

�	Provide technical sales support in analyzing the feasibility, cost,
and likely performance of new types of recognition tasks for customer
proposals. Assist in preparing these portions of written responses, and
more generally representing our technical capabilities in customer
presentations and meetings. 

�	Act as technical lead on customer projects with a heavy emphasis on
speech technology (as opposed to application-driven projects). 

�	Educate customers about the unique aspects of speech application
development and guide them to ultimately successful applications. 


�	Requirements: Knowledge of pattern recognition, speech recognition,
probability and statistics 

�	Knowledge of language modeling, finite-state machines, natural
language processing 

�	Fluency (spoken and written) in a foreign language is a plus (we are
seeking individuals who speak Portuguese, German, Japanese, Korean,
Cantonese, Spanish, and others)

�	Desire and ability to work as part of a team 

�	Fluency in UNIX or NT (ideally both) 

�	Programming skills in C or C++, Knowledge of Perl is a plus 

�	Excellent oral and written communications skills 

�	MS or Ph.D. in EE or CS, or equivalent experience 

�	Work well with other technical experts in user interfaces and
application development 

Please write to, write 'Speech Science' on the
subject line.
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