LINGUIST List 11.2439

Fri Nov 10 2000

Jobs: Text-to-Speech Developers at SpeechWorks, USA

Editor for this issue: Michael Appleby <michaellinguistlist.org>


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  1. Tamala Bothwell, TTS Language Developer at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA
  2. Tamala Bothwell, TTS Software Engineer at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA
  3. Tamala Bothwell, TTS Software Quality Engineer at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA

Message 1: TTS Language Developer at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA

Date: 9 Nov 2000 01:42:28 -0000
From: Tamala Bothwell <tbothwelspeechworks.com>
Subject: TTS Language Developer at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA


Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: TTS Language Developer
Other Desired Areas: Linguistics Speech Science
University or Organization: SpeechWorks International
Department: People Strategy
State or Province: MA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: 2/15/01
Contact: Tamala Bothwell tbothwelspeechworks.com

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

SpeechWorks International

Position: TTS Language Developers
Department: Engineering
Location: Boston, MA USA

Description:

You will be part of a team developing new language capabilities for
SpeechWorks' Speechify TTS system - based on AT&T technology. This role
involves a combination of linguistics and speech technology to develop
industry leading speech synthesis products for worldwide deployment.

Responsibilities:

* Design phonemic inventories for new target languages
* Identification and collection of speech corpora
* Develop pronunciation and prosody models for new languages
* Assist in text processing for new target languages
* Assist with developing language independent algorithms for the core
TTS engine
* Working as part of a team of language and speech technology experts

Requirements:

* MA or equivalent experience in Linguistics with specialization in
phonetics, phonology or computational linguists
* Desire and ability to work as part of a team
* Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. Perl). C/C++ programming skills
an advantage
* Competence in UNIX or NT (ideally both)
* Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and at
least one other major European/Asian language
* Be able to work with a minimum amount of direct supervision
* Instill confidence in your abilities
* Work well with other language and technical experts in speech
technology and application development
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Message 2: TTS Software Engineer at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA

Date: 9 Nov 2000 01:48:15 -0000
From: Tamala Bothwell <tbothwelspeechworks.com>
Subject: TTS Software Engineer at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA


Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Text-to-Speech Software Engineer
Other Desired Areas: Application Developer
University or Organization: SpeechWorks International
Department: People Strategy
State or Province: MA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: 2/28/01
Contact: Tamala Bothwell tbothwelspeechworks.com

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

SpeechWorks International

Position: Text-to-Speech Software Engineer
Department: Engineering
Location: Boston, MA USA


Description:

As a member of the Speechify development team, you will design and
implement key components of SpeechWorks' industry-leading text-to-speech
software used by application developers for creating state-of-the-art
applications that require speech synthesis. You will work closely with
SpeechWorks experts in speech synthesis. This position requires a
versatile individual who wants to be challenged, can communicate well,
and can contribute in all areas of product design, development, and
deployment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Design and implement components of the Speechify software, including
the client and server interfaces, synthesis engine, and development
tools

- Implement the software across a range of target operating systems

- Provide feedback on software architecture and functional
specifications

REQUIREMENTS:

- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills

- Expertise in C & C++ development

- Strong sockets and multi-threaded programming fundamentals

- A quick but careful design and programming style

- Fluency in Unix and Windows NT

- BS in Engineering or BSCS or equivalent experience

- Be able to work with a minimum amount of direct supervision

- Identify functionality versus schedule tradeoffs under pressure

- Work well with other technical experts in software development &
speech synthesis

- Must be able to focus on several tasks at once juggling priorities as
needed

- Additional experience with Java, ActiveX, HTML programming desirable

- Experience in computer telephony, telecom industry, or speech 
synthesis a plus
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Message 3: TTS Software Quality Engineer at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA

Date: 9 Nov 2000 01:53:45 -0000
From: Tamala Bothwell <tbothwelspeechworks.com>
Subject: TTS Software Quality Engineer at SpeechWorks Intl, MA, USA


Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: TTS Software Quality Engineer
Other Desired Areas: QA - Software Engineer
University or Organization: SpeechWorks International
Department: People Strategy
State or Province: MA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: 2/28/01
Contact: Text-to-Speech Software Quality Lead: tbothwelspeechworks.com

Address for Applications:
jobsspeechworks.com or mail to: 
695 Atlantic Avenue
Boston
MA 02115
USA

SpeechWorks International

Position: TTS Software Quality Lead
Department: Engineering
Location: Boston, MA USA


Description:

As a member of the Speechify development team, you will work with our
developers to ensure the quality of SpeechWorks' industry-leading
text-to-speech software used by application developers for creating
state-of-the-art applications that require speech synthesis. You will
work closely with SpeechWorks experts in speech synthesis and product
development to help maintain and enhance SpeechWorks' reputation for
delivering quality products and tools. This position requires a
versatile individual who wants to be challenged, can communicate well,
and can contribute in all areas of product design, development, and
deployment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Develop and execute test plans for new products and releases.

- Identify, report, track, validate, verify and resolve product defect
issues

- Design, develop, and maintain comprehensive tests for product
functionality, robustness, and performance

- Help define practices and processes that will make your job easier and
make the team more efficient


REQUIREMENTS: 

- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

- At least two years of software QA experience

- C programming experience

- Fluency in UNIX and Windows NT

- Knowledge of UNIX shell scripts

- BS in Engineering or BSCS or equivalent experience

- Must be able to work with a minimum amount of direct supervision

- Ability to analyze and solve complex problems quickly and creatively

- Ability to learn and contribute quickly

- Must be able to focus on several tasks at once juggling priorities as
needed

- C++, Visual Basic, Java programming experience a plus
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