LINGUIST List 12.770

Tue Mar 20 2001

Jobs: Voice Interface Engineer at Pro Inc, CA, USA

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  1. Eric Van Gilder, Voice Interface Engineer at Pro Inc, CA, USA

Message 1: Voice Interface Engineer at Pro Inc, CA, USA

Date: 19 Mar 2001 18:59:29 -0000
From: Eric Van Gilder <>
Subject: Voice Interface Engineer at Pro Inc, CA, USA

Rank of Job: Mid to Senior Level Position
Areas Required: Linguist/Human Factors/Human Computer Interaction
Other Desired Areas: Telcommunications
University or Organization: Pro Inc.
Department: Linguistics/Information Technology
State or Province: CA
Country: United States of America
Final Date of Application: No final date specified.
Contact: Eric Van Gilder

Address for Applications:
San Diego
CA 92121

What we'll provide to you:

A great opportunity to be part of the voice access revolution. In the
role of Voice Interface Engineer you will assist software engineers to
design user-centered interfaces for voice computer telephony
applications. You will be responsible for guiding the development of
applications that enable telephone callers to browse, select, and
access information in an audio database. Some computer programming
may be involved however, the primary responsibilities will be
designing for extreme usability, human usability testing, interface
refinement, and quality assurance from a linguistics perspective.


- Design interfaces that enable telephone users to browse, select and
access information in an audio database.
- Coordinate development and integration of voice applications to
ensure consistency and compatibility.
- Conduct user interface trials and testing to ensure ease of use,
understanding and quality of product.
- Design creative solutions to complex problems involving voice
- Scripting, directing, and producing audio prompts.
- Apply linguistic expertise to existing and future voice interaction


- Demonstrated experience designing voice user interfaces and/or
- Experience conducting user interface trials and usability testing,
analyzing results and making appropriate modifications to
- High degree of creativity, along with the ability to communicate
ideas clearly and succinctly. 
- Bachelors degree in Linguistics, Psychology, Cognitive Science,
Human Factors, or Computer Science with an emphasis in Human Computer

In addition, we prefer you have experience:

- Audio processing of voice or speech files.
- Directing voice talent.
- Developing VoiceXML applications.
- Voice interface prototyping and engineering
- Masters degree in related field.

Linguist, HCI, CHI, VUI, human factors, voice interface, voice web,

You'll work with a team of highly skilled, energetic people at a fast

We offer a dynamic, start-up environment, enormous growth potential
and the opportunity to be creative and influence where we are going.
Close to the most beautiful beaches in Southern California !

For Immediate Consideration contact:

Thank You,

Eric Van Gilder
Pro Inc.
760-400-0123 (Office)
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