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LINGUIST List 18.1056

Sun Apr 08 2007

Jobs: Eng&Speech Recognition: BV-505 SpeechPerformanceEngineer,BeVocal

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Message 1: English & Speech Recognition: BV-505 Speech Performance Engineer, BeVocal, Inc.
Date: 06-Apr-2007
From: Mailander <careersbevocal.com>
Subject: English & Speech Recognition: BV-505 Speech Performance Engineer, BeVocal, Inc.


Organization: BeVocal, Inc.
Web Address: http://www.bevocal.com

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Speech Recognition

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

About BeVocal:

BeVocal is looking for talented, passionate, ambitious and self-motivated
people to take on career-defining roles to help grow what is quickly
becoming the largest Internet-based self-service application network in the
world. BeVocal's powerful mobile voice and data applications answer,
automate, and route customer self-service interactions for leading
communications service providers such as Cingular Wireless, MetroPCS and
Virgin Mobile, enabling them to achieve new levels of service effectiveness
and customer satisfaction. Our team of smart, dynamic professionals
tackles some of the toughest problems in the industry, and develops
innovative, award-winning products that make a difference in hundreds of
thousands of lives every day.

Our hiring strategy is simple: we look for energetic, innovative thinkers
from diverse backgrounds who thrive on intellectual challenges. BeVocal
offers a fast-paced environment where hard work and a fun atmosphere
combine to create outsized accomplishments. Founded in 1999, BeVocal is
privately held, profitable, and growing rapidly.

Our rapid growth caught the attention of Nuance, Inc. www.nuance.com and we
recently announced our intention to join them to help expand and speed the
delivery of speech-based solutions to the global mobile market. Check out
the press release at
http://www.bevocal.com/corporateweb/press-releases/pr_0222200701.html.


Summary:

As a Speech Performance Engineer, you will be responsible for the quality
of the speech recognition in the voice user interfaces that meet our
customer's goals of reducing costs and increasing automation rates. You
will also aid in the design and development of improvements to our existing
tuning and metrics yielding tools.

Responsibilities:

- Develop grammars and statistical models for our applications.
- Develop and apply best practices for grammar/model development, including
the use and development of reusable components.
- Work closely with voice user interface designers and software developers
to deliver optimized solutions.
- Optimize/tune speech recognition performance in applications through data
collection, analysis and experimentation.
- Develop statistical test concepts, test designs, and test plans in a
post-production environment.
- Design and drive the development of tools to aid in the analysis and
tuning process.
- Perform ongoing enhancements to the tuning infrastructure.

Requirements:

- BS/MS in Linguistics, CS, or Human-Computer Interaction (PhD a plus).
- At least 2 years exposure to speech recognition in industry or academic
environments.
- An advanced understanding of various speech recognition technologies
(ASR, TTS, NLP).
- Background and experience in quantitative usability analysis.
- Technical skills in one or more of the following: Java, Perl, JSP, SQL,
VoiceXML.
- Ability to manage tasks and deliverables for simultaneous projects.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work well both independently and within a team.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume to
careersbevocal.com and include 'BV-505 SPE' in the subject line of your
email. Principals only please (no 3rd parties or agencies).

BeVocal's policy is to comply with all applicable laws and to provide equal
employment opportunity for all applicants and employees without regard to
non-job-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual
orientation. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including
recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer,
and social and recreational programs.


Application Deadline: 30-Jun-2007

Email Address for Applications: careersbevocal.com

Contact Information
BeVocal Human Resources
Email: careersbevocal.com

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