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LINGUIST List 20.3526

Tue Oct 20 2009

Jobs: Speech Recognition, Comp Ling: Software Developer, Rosetta Stone

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        1.    Lauren Cole, Speech Recognition, Computational Linguistics, Language Acquisition: Software Developer, Rosetta Stone, USA, Colorado

Message 1: Speech Recognition, Computational Linguistics, Language Acquisition: Software Developer, Rosetta Stone, USA, Colorado
Date: 19-Oct-2009
From: Lauren Cole <lcolerosettastone.com>
Subject: Speech Recognition, Computational Linguistics, Language Acquisition: Software Developer, Rosetta Stone, USA, Colorado
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University or Organization: Rosetta Stone
Job Location: Colorado, USA
Web Address: http://www.RosettaStone.com
Job Rank: Software Developer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Speech recognition


The Rosetta Stone Labs Department is seeking an experienced software
developer with linguistics background to assist in a wide variety of
corporate research and development needs. The candidate will work with a
cross-discipline team of researchers and software developers in Boulder
Colorado who are dedicated to providing innovative solutions to enhance
foreign language learning experience through speech technology. Please
apply at the email address below.

Duties & Responsibilities:
-Develop, maintain, and optimize phonetic dictionaries for Rosetta Stone
products incorporating speech recognition
-Optimize speech technology performance through data analysis
-Work with a cross-functional team in a Scrum/Agile software development
-Work collaboratively with world-class speech technology experts to meet
research and development goals
-Deliver high-quality software on a frequent basis
-Interact with project stakeholders to develop and refine requirements
-Collaborate with other software professionals to design/implement software
-Refactor existing code for performance, scalability, and maintainability

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
-Knowledge of phonetics and phonetic representations (IPA, SAMPA)
-Experience in developing cross-platform software: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X
-Strong server-side development experience on Unix/Linux
-Experience with software design patterns and best practices
-Ability and initiative to drive projects is a must
-Strong problem solving skills and ability to troubleshoot issues
-Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
-Interest and experience with foreign languages

Minimum Requirements:
-BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Linguistics
(with computational focus) or a closely related speech/language technology
-Ability to quickly learn new technologies and application domains
-Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
-Ability to develop simple, elegant solutions to complex problems
-Enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic environment with talented professionals
-Ability to quickly adapt to a rapidly growing software organization
-Excellent technical communication skills
-Excellent scripting skills (Ruby, Perl, or Python, php, bash, csh)

Preferred Skills and/or Education:
-2+ years experience developing software in C/C++, Java, Python and/or
Flex/ActionScript 3
-Practical knowledge of academic and/or commercial speech recognition
-Knowledge or related education in Linguistics, Language Learning /Acquisition

Rosetta StoneĀ® is an industry leader, bringing our innovative
language-learning solutions to the world. Founded in 1992, the company has
grown dramatically, all the way to a successful listing on the NYSE. Our
solutions are used by schools, organizations and millions of individuals in
over 150 countries. With corporate headquarters in Arlington, VA, offices
in Harrisonburg, Boulder, London and Tokyo, along with over 100 retail
locations in North America, the company continues to expand horizons,
giving people new voices in new languages each and every day. The high
demand for our unique Rosetta Stone language-learning difference makes the
career potential for employees both exponential and extraordinary.

Rosetta Stone is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability,
veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: lcolerosettastone.com
Contact Information:
Lauren Cole
Email: lcolerosettastone.com

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