LINGUIST List 12.1152

Thu Apr 26 2001

Jobs: Dialog Designer at General Magic in CA USA

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  1. Human Resources, Dialog Designer at General Magic, CA USA

Message 1: Dialog Designer at General Magic, CA USA

Date: 25 Apr 2001 21:06:50 -0000
From: Human Resources <>
Subject: Dialog Designer at General Magic, CA USA

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Dialog Designer
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: General Magic
Department: Speech & Language
State or Province: CA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: ASAP
Contact: Human Resources

Address for Applications:
420 N. Mary Avenue 
CA 94085

We enable businesses to rapidly develop and deploy voice applications
that connect people with information and create access from every

General Magic provides software and supporting voice dialog design and
hosting services that enable companies to quickly and efficiently
provide anytime, anywhere access to information and services over the
telephone. General Magic's VoiceXML-based solutions enable businesses
to easily integrate voice access into enterprise applications using a
broad selection of speech recognition technologies and telephony
interfaces. These solutions help businesses improve customer
relations, reduce costs, deliver value-added services and provide
unlimited access to content.

In addition to challenging and growth-oriented positions, General
Magic offers a respectful and nurturing environment. We pride
ourselves on a stable, fun and productive culture and take great
interest in developing our employees' careers. We value employee
recognition, teamwork and vision. We offer great benefits (i.e. 22
days Paid Time Off your first year plus holidays, onsite and offsite
fitness centers, tuition reimbursement, and the usual medical, dental
and vision) and having started not too long ago, I can tell you its a
very rewarding place to work. You can read more for yourself on our
website at

Work with a team of dialog designers and engineers to design and
develop voice user interface applications, products and tools. Job
duties will include: designing dialogs, programming in Voice XML,
writing voice recognition grammars, working with voice talent to
records audio files, training others in how to design voice user
interface systems that sound linguistically natural and have
personality. The ideal candidate will be a native English speaker and
will have well developed analytic and problem solving skills.
Sensitivity to conversational language, ideally with linguistic
training (i.e. discourse, pragmatics, phonetics/phonology, etc.).
Ability to organize and convey information to a group (i.e. business
consulting/training and/or academic teaching experience). Must be a
professional team player who is also able to take on new challenges
and responsibilities. Programming experience in Voice XML, JSP, Java
is highly desirable. Web development experience a plus. Acting,
directing, or script-writing/ creative writing a plus. Bachelors or
Masters degree in Linguistics preferred.

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