LINGUIST List 15.2209

Tue Aug 3 2004

Jobs: English: Synthesized Speech, LeapFrog

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  1. fnicols, English & Linguistics: Synthesized Speech, LeapFrog Enterprises

Message 1: English & Linguistics: Synthesized Speech, LeapFrog Enterprises

Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 14:50:57 -0400 (EDT)
From: fnicols <>
Subject: English & Linguistics: Synthesized Speech, LeapFrog Enterprises

University or Organization: LeapFrog Enterprises
Rank of Job: Synthesized Speech
Specialty Areas: Linguistic Theories, Linguistics
Required Language(s): English (Code = ENG)


Essential Duties And Responsibilities:		 
� Review a large text-to-speech American English lexicon for proper
� Manipulate phonetic transcriptions using a variant of the
 International Phonetic Alphabet.
� Further optimize pronunciations by manipulating data strings in a
 graphical user interface.
� Isolate and identify bugs, log and maintain bug reports in bug
� Work closely with other product team members to deliver high quality
 LeapFrog products.
� Document test methods by writing detailed test scripts and cases.
� Daily interaction with bug tracking software is required along with
 regression of fixed bugs.
� Interaction with Audio and Software Teams is expected on a frequent
 basis including writing daily progress reports.

(The above statements describe the general nature and level of work
being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an
exhaustive list of all duties, and additional responsibilities may be

Knowledge & Skills: 
� Fluent English Speaker 
� Familiarity with Phonetic Alphabets 
� Software Quality Assurance (S.Q.A) is a plus.
� Strong written and oral communication skills
� Proficient with Windows.
� Knowledge of the interactive development process preferred.
� Excellent trouble-shooting skills
� Basic programming knowledge is a plus.

Education & Training:
B.A. in Linguistics or in English with Linguistics Coursework.
Related work experience is also acceptable.

Work Experience:
Any experience with Text-to-Speech, Natural Language Applications, and
large database management is a plus.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Elise Hurwitz
	6401 Hollis St #100
	Emeryville, CA 94608
	United States of America 

	Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Tel: 510.520.5000
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