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LINGUIST List 16.1206

Sat Apr 16 2005

Jobs: Phonology/Phonetics: Linguist/Project Manager, CA

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        1.     Hiring Manager, Phonology/Phonetics: Linguist/Project Manager, Sensory, Inc., CA, USA


Message 1: Phonology/Phonetics: Linguist/Project Manager, Sensory, Inc., CA, USA
Date: 15-Apr-2005
From: Hiring Manager <careerssensoryinc.com>
Subject: Phonology/Phonetics: Linguist/Project Manager, Sensory, Inc., CA, USA


University or Organization: Sensory, Inc.
Job Rank: Linguist/Project Manager
Specialty Areas: Phonology; Phonetics


Description:

Sensory is a fast-growing, profitable, privately-held company that designs
and develops new interactive technologies. Sensory leads the emerging
embedded speech recognition markets and has captured numerous industry
awards for innovation and excellence.

Linguist/Project Manager
Job Code: 05-02

A. Job Summary
Seeking Linguist with project management skills. Must be business oriented
and able to juggle multiple projects and priorities. Must be a fast learner
with keen interest in phonetics, phonology and technical concepts.

B. Primary Responsibilities
- Develop and test SI recognition sets/speech synthesis for customer projects.
- QA testing and review of customer products. Keep detailed records and reports.
- Perform phonetic/phonological analysis for ASR & TTS engines such as
identifying language specific phonological rules and inventories
- Research and acquire resources needed to develop ASR & TTS engines.
(Identify existing databases for ASR training use and negotiate terms and
agreements with source.)
- Maintain existing lexicons and speech data.
- Research and prepare lexicons for new planned languages (includes writing
phonology rules for adults and children, mapping SAMPA/DARPAbet/IPA
transcriptions to WorldBet, correcting and converting phonemic
transcriptions to phonetic realizations, etc.)
- Assist with QA testing of Sensory's QT2SI (Quick Text-to-Speaker-Independent)
recognition tool / provide feedback and bug reports to Engineering.
- Work with engineers to deliver internal project deliverables on schedule.
Take responsibility for resolving project issues as they arise.
- Provide internal and customer support for various Sensory Application tools.

Qualifications:
2-5 years total job experience with demonstrated interest in linguistics,
and project management

Required Skills:
Fluency in at least one foreign language. Excellent understanding of
phonological and phonetic concepts. Computer literate (windows, DOS) and
experience with Microsoft applications.

Desired Skills:
Experience in Tcl, Perl, and C programming.
Audio editing experience a plus - (using tools such as CoolEdit, Peak,
Sound Forge, etc.).

Education:
B.A./B.S. in Linguistics


Address for Applications

Hiring Manager
1991 Russell Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95054
United States of America

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information

Hiring Manager
Email: careerssensoryinc.com
Phone: 408-327-9000
Website: http://www.sensoryinc.com

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