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LINGUIST List 24.4279

Tue Oct 29 2013

Jobs: Comp Ling; Phonetics; Phonology: Voice Developer, Nuance Communications

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

Date: 29-Oct-2013
From: EMEA Jobs <emeajobsnuance.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Voice Developer, Nuance Communications, Turin, Italy
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Job Location: Turin, Italy
Job Rank: Voice Developer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology


Role title – Voice Developer
Role Type – 6 month contract
Location – Turin, Italy
Respond to: emeajobsnuance.com state in the title the role title

Role Description:
The position as Voice Developer is within the Voices team in R&D TTS, developing and testing new voices for Nuance’s flagship TTS product “Vocalizer”.

- Processing speech data for text-to-speech speech data bases
- Supervising native contractors in annotation of speech databases
- Creating speech databases
- Building text-to-speech voices
- Testing and product development of the TTS voice
- Testing and quality assessment of the integrated system

Skills and experience required:
- MSc degree in phonetics, computational linguistics or another relevant field.
- Working in Windows and Unix/Linux environment
- Strong sense of precision and quality in your daily job
- Fluent in English
- Speaking other languages
- Excellent understanding of phonological and phonetic concepts
- Ability to interpret spectrograms
- Ability to write high quality documentation
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team
- Good problem solving, analytic skills and troubleshooting skills

Desired Skills:
- Fast learning capabilities with an analytical mindset and a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
- Basic experience with scripting languages like Perl or Python
- Experience with acoustic phonetics
- Experience in text-to-speech voice development
- Experience using tools such as Audition, Peak, Sound Forge, or Praat

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: emeajobsnuance.com
Contact Information:
Email: emeajobsnuance.com

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