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LINGUIST List 19.1634

Thu May 22 2008

Jobs: Comp Linguistics: TTS Language Development Manager, SVOX AG

Editor for this issue: Luiza Newlin Lukowicz <luizalinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Ariane Kobari, Computational Linguistics: TTS Language Development Manager, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland


Message 1: Computational Linguistics: TTS Language Development Manager, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 22-May-2008
From: Ariane Kobari <kobarisvox.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: TTS Language Development Manager, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: SVOX AG
Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Web Address: http://svox.com
Job Rank: TTS Language Development Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Description:

SVOX AG is a dynamic technology company specialized in text-to-speech, and
a leading provider of speech output solutions for automotive and mobile
devices. We are seeking to add to our research and development team a
language development manager to drive the creation of a large number of new
language packages for the SVOX TTS system.

Tasks:
- Become an expert user of SVOX tools for automatic language package
development
- Develop computer scripts to further streamline and facilitate the
language development process
- Locate and contract external language specialists and resources
- Manage a large number of parallel development projects
- Verify quality of externally developed packages and integrate into SVOX
systems

Formal requirements:
- Masters degree in computational linguistics, computer science or related
field
- Hands-on experience with machine learning techniques such as neural
networks, greedy search, HMM
- 4+ years experience in text-to-speech technology
- Programming and scripting skills
- Project management experience

Personal requirements:
- Capability to quickly understand multifaceted technical processes
- High quality standards and attention to details
- Fluent in English and at least one other language
- Hands-on pragmatic team player and self-starter
- Outstanding organizational skills
- Willingness to relocate to Zurich, Switzerland

Start date:
At earliest availability

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
SVOX AG
Baslerstrasse 30
Z├╝rich CH-8048
Switzerland
Email Address for Applications: kobarisvox.com
Contact Information:
Ariane Kobari
Email: hrsvox.com
Phone: +41 43 544 06 00

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