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LINGUIST List 22.2097

Tue May 17 2011

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Speech Analytics Engineer, Voxify

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        1.     Human Resources Department , Computational Linguistics: Speech Analytics Engineer, Voxify, Inc., California, USA

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Speech Analytics Engineer, Voxify, Inc., California, USA
Date: 15-May-2011
From: Human Resources Department <jobsvoxify.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Speech Analytics Engineer, Voxify, Inc., California, USA
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University or Organization: Voxify, Inc.
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://www.voxify.com
Job Rank: Speech Analytics Engineer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Description:

Voxify is looking for a Speech Analytics Engineer to join a team designing
world-class voice applications.

Candidates should be trained in Computational Linguistics and proficient in
programming using an object oriented language like Java or Ruby. The
candidate should be experienced in defining, validating, and implementing
requirements for an advanced Speech Analytics Framework. Using Voxify's
tools and methodologies, he/she will learn to quickly translate these
requirements into tools to inform tuning efforts for Speech-recognition
based applications.

The Speech Analytics Engineer will design, develop and support new
enhancements in an existing Analytical Tools Framework to handle the
analysis of all the relevant data produced by high-volume speech
recognition applications. On-going application tuning activities are also
expected from the candidate to ensure on-going data-driven improvements in
application design. The Engineer, working in concert with the Application
Designer, will help apply proven, advanced VUI techniques and principles to
manage presentation of information, guidance, querying, playback, and
cognitive load management. The ideal candidate for this position has a
good mix of technical and analytical skills for software development, as
well as a research-oriented background suitable for developing novel
solutions for language processing tasks and further analysis.

Requirements:
-Bachelor's degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science,
Linguistics, HCI or related field
-1 plus years of experience as a Programmer or in a Computational
Linguistics role
-Strong analytical background and proven ability to make data-driven decisions
-Outstanding attention to detail
-Excellent communication skills - both written and oral
-Driven to deliver excellent customer service

Pluses:

Computational Linguistics
-Language Modeling
-Human Factors - Best Practices & Principles
-Speech Grammar Tuning
-Natural Language Processing
-Data Mining
-Information retrieval, Document Indexing
-SQL/Database development

Knowledge/Familiarity with Speech Recognition Technology and Applications
-Speech Recognition Engines - Nuance/OSR, IBM Websphere VoiceServer,
Loquendo, Microsoft
-Voice Browsers from any major call center infrastructure provider
-TTS Engines
-Operating Systems - Windows, Unix

Experience with Software Development Lifecycle
-Requirement Gathering - Requirement Gathering Sessions, Technical
Documentation, Use Case Definition, Business Case Definition
-Development -Java, Ruby preferred
-Experience with Analytics Software like MS SQLServer highly desirable
-Proficiency with regular expressions
-Tuning - Grammar Tuning, Prompt Tuning, Pace Tuning
-Continued Refinement - Speech Grammars, Lexicons and Recognition Technologies

Please visit our website to learn more about Voxify. To apply, please
email your resume and salary requirements to the application email listed
below.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: jobsvoxify.com
Contact Information:
Human Resources Department
Email: jobsvoxify.com


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