LINGUIST List 14.1570

Tue Jun 3 2003

Jobs: Speech Synthesis: Manager, Sony Electronics Inc

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  1., Speech Synthesis: Manager, Sony Electronics Inc., CA, USA

Message 1: Speech Synthesis: Manager, Sony Electronics Inc., CA, USA

Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 18:00:35 +0000
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Subject: Speech Synthesis: Manager, Sony Electronics Inc., CA, USA

University or Organization: Sony Electronics Inc. 
Rank of Job: Manager 
Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition, Language Acquisition
Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (Code = CHN); English (Code =

Ref Code: LL-PTCA12264
Location: San Jose, CA

Sony's Spoken Language Technology group in San Jose is looking for a
software engineer to assist in the development and evaluation of tools
and technologies related to speech recognition and speech synthesis.

The desirable candidate will possess the following skills, abilities
and experience:

- PhD or Masters in CS, EE, CompLing or closely related field
 preferred or Bachelors with equivalent years experience required.
- Experience in HMM technology, such as HTK or Janus.
- Thorough knowledge of the Unix operating system.
- Extremely capable of designing and writing programs using various
 languages, such as: C/C++, Perl, Python, Tcl/Tk
- Clear understanding of the fundamentals of acoustics, speech, signal
 processing and linguistics.
- Good writing skills, as demonstrated by previously written technical
- Broad understanding of various components and issues related to
 speech recognition and text-to-speech synthesis: phonetic
 dictionary, phoneme generation, language modeling, run-time
 recognizer search parameters, speech & text corpora, etc.
- A knowledge of the tools needed by researchers, developers and users
 of speech technology.
- Knowledge of American English phonetics. Any knowledge of Mandarin
 phonetics is a plus.
- Initiative to seek out solutions and work on your own with limited
- Desire to produce quality work.
- Ability to work closely with a small team of engineers and
 linguists, as well as overseas colleagues (both in Japan and in
- Willingness to occasionally travel to support overseas collaboration


Innovative, imaginative, creative...these words describe a company
that has become one of the most recognized in the world. They are
also characteristics of the thousands of Sony Electronics employees
who work together to design, produce and market benchmark products in
consumer electronics, broadcast and professional systems, computing,
semiconductors and telecommunications. A market leader, Sony
Electronics is poised to bring to life the new technologies of the
future networked world. Want to be a part of this future? Come dream
with us, share your entrepreneurial spirit and help Sony lead the way.

Your resume will be reviewed for the particular opening(s) in which
you have expressed interest. If you do not hear from us, it's because
we have not identified an open position that best utilizes your skills
and qualifications.
Sony Electronics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
committed to diversity in our workforce. It is our policy to attract
and retain the best-qualified people available, without regard to
race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation,
age, disability or status as a Special Disabled Veteran, Vietnam Era
Veteran or other qualifying veteran.

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us
and thank you for your interest in Sony Electronics Inc.

For a complete list of Sony Electronics Inc. Job Opportunities visit:

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Address for Applications:

	Attn: SJ Jobs
	3300 Zanker Road MD#SJ1G2
	San Jose, CA 95134-1901
	United States of America 
	Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	SJ Jobs
	Tel: 408-955-5166 Fax
	Fax: 408-955-5166
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