LINGUIST List 15.3574

Thu Dec 23 2004

Jobs: Text Analysis: TTS & Lang Specialist, Switzerland

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        1.    Marcel Riedi, Text Analysis: TTS and Language Specialist, SVOX AG, Switzerland



Message 1: Text Analysis: TTS and Language Specialist, SVOX AG, Switzerland

Date: 23-Dec-2004
From: Marcel Riedi <riedisvox.com>
Subject: Text Analysis: TTS and Language Specialist, SVOX AG, Switzerland


University or Organization: SVOX AG 
 Job Rank: TTS and Language Specialist  
 Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Morphology;
                           Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax; Text-to-Speech 
 
 
 Description:
 
 SVOX AG is a dynamic technology company specialized in text-to-speech. We are
 seeking to add a TTS specialist to our development team, who will be responsible
 for developing and maintaining the SVOX text analysis components in multiple
 languages. You will develop grammars and lexica for use with our
 state-of-the-art text-to-speech engine, lead the efforts of other language
 specialists, and drive innovations in our language development process. SVOX
 provides a varied, full-time position in an international, fast-paced,
 results-oriented environment.
 
 Tasks and Responsibilities:
 - Hands-on technical leader for SVOX text analysis, with both development   
    skills/responsibilities and team mentoring roles
 - Tracking and analysis of customer requirements
 - Developing, testing, releasing, and maintaining new language-specific 
    components needed to analyze texts (including definite clause grammars,
    lexica, finite state transducers)
 - Version control of text analysis components
 - Driving innovations, especially in automation of the development and testing
    of text analysis components
 - Testing and integrating new development tools
 - Documentation and reporting of progress
 - Interfacing within engineering and with sales
 - Build-up of language knowledge
 
 Qualifications and required Skills:
 - Higher education degree in linguistics and 3+ years of experience with   
    programming, or alternatively a degree in computer science or electrical    
    engineering and 5+ years experience in linguistics
 - Experience in text-to-speech technology is a definite plus
 - Very strong interest in text normalization, morpho-syntactic analysis, phonetics, 
    and building of working systems based on a solid theoretical principles
 - Confident use of scripting languages (Tcl/Tk, Perl, others), and programming in C
 - Experience in configuration management
 - Native speaker of English, French, or Italian. High expertise in the other two  
    languages. Highly motivated to learn additional languages.
 - Expertise in additional languages a plus
 - Results-oriented, pragmatic approach to solving problems
 - Excellent trouble-shooting skills
 - Project management, especially the ability to create schedules and judge
    schedule impacts
 - Excellent organization and communication skills
 - High comfort level interacting with linguists, software engineers, and sales
 - Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a larger team
 - Willingness to relocate to Zurich, Switzerland
 
 
 Address for Applications 
 
 SVOX AG, HR 
 Baslerstrasse 30 
 Zurich CH-8048
 Switzerland  
 
 Application Deadline: Open until filled.
 
 Contact Information
 
 SVOX AG, HR 
 Email: hrsvox.com 
 Phone: +41 43 544 06 20 
 Website: http://www.svox.com
 
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