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LINGUIST List 23.3414

Tue Aug 14 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling; Phonology: Signal Processing Researcher, Nuance Communications

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 14-Aug-2012
From: None Given <EMEAJOBSnuance.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Phonology: Signal Processing Researcher, Nuance Communications, Marlow or Cambridge, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Job Location: Marlow or Cambridge, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Signal Processing Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonology


Description:

At Nuance Communications, everything we do is focused on
developing the most human, natural, intuitive ways to use your voice
to take command of information. Our people and our technology
have pioneered the highest functioning speech software in the world,
ceaselessly perfecting the ability for machines to recognize and
emulate the human voice. We design and deliver technologies that
intuitively link man, machine and the global storehouse of
knowledge to help companies and consumers work seamlessly and
intelligently with the world.

Role: Signal Processing Researcher
Location: Marlow or Cambridge, United Kingdom
REF: 8058

Job Description:
We are looking for a highly motivated and well qualified DSP
research engineer specialising in speech and audio signal
processing. The researcher will investigate and develop novel
techniques for prcessing audio signals (telephony and multi-
channel) with the aim of identifying various characteristics but also to
improve human intelligibility and ASR accuracy.

Responsibilities Include:
- Assisting in defining and conducting, independently and with
others, appropriately targeted scientific research and development
- Assisting in formulating relevant and timely R&D goals
- Maintaining awareness of the state-of-the-art by performing
literature reviews
- Defining and applying appropriate evaluation methodologies for
signal processing algorithms and methods
- Developing, investigating and evaluating relevant DSP algorithms
and assessment of alternative approaches
- Prototyping and providing productization support for signal
processing technology

Skills and Experience Required:
- To be able to build on and extend your extensive existing
knowledge/background of speech and audio processing technology
- To be able to contribute value in formulating and addressing
research requirements to meet dynamic and challenging needs of
the company
- To be able to investigate, develop, apply and evaluate DSP
algorithms and methods, including signal processing, signal analysis
and classification with particular emphasis on speech and audio
signals, independently and working with others
- To be able to analyse and/or maintain existing software and to be
able to develop, validate, document and maintain new software by
employing professional software engineering skills, practices and
tools including languages of MATLAB, C and C++
- To be able to design, execute, document and deduce conclusions
from experiments involving signal processing of appropriately
chosen test data
- To be able to communicate effectively, concisely and with technical
rigour in written and oral forms and in presentations

Desired Skills:
- Experience working with voice in telecommunications applications
- Expertise in one or more of the following scientific areas: machine
learning, statistical modelling, multi-channel speech processing,
acoustic signal processing, speech quality and intelligibility,
automatic speech recognition
- Knowledge and experience of Linux shell scripts
- Fluent in a second, non-English language
- MSc, PhD preferred

We offer a competitive compensation package and a casual yet
technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic,
entrepreneurial team and become part of our fast growing track of
continuing success. Nuance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please visit the application URL below and enter the
reference number 8058.

Application Deadline: 14-Feb-2013 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: EMEAJOBSnuance.com
Web Address for Applications: http://www.nuance.com
Contact Information:
None Given
Email: EMEAJOBSnuance.com

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