LINGUIST List 12.543

Tue Feb 27 2001

Jobs: Speech Recog: NLP, Human Factors for Vision, UK

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  1. Kelly Sutherland, Speech Recog: Human Factors Engineers at Vision Recruitment, UK
  2. Kelly Sutherland, NLP: Scientist at Vision Recruitment, UK

Message 1: Speech Recog: Human Factors Engineers at Vision Recruitment, UK

Date: 23 Feb 2001 10:49:11 -0000
From: Kelly Sutherland <kellysvisionrecruitment.com>
Subject: Speech Recog: Human Factors Engineers at Vision Recruitment, UK


Rank of Job: Various
Areas Required: Human Factors Engineers for Speech Recognition
(ASR/TTS/NLP) Projects
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Vision Recruitment
Department: Speech Solutions
State or Province: London
Country: UK
Final Date of Application: End of April 2001
Contact: Kelly Sutherland kellysvisionrecruitment.com

Address for Applications:
Suite 45, Surbiton Business Centre, 
46 Victoria Road
Surbiton
Surrey KT6 4LJ
UK

Exciting opportunities for Human Factors specialists - working on
leading-edge speech solutions for commercial deployment on a global
scale. Many challenging projects leading to the holy grail of speech
recognition.

ROLE:

Human Factors of the SLI - Establish best practices for usability of
SLI. Develop strategies for personality in the UI. Extensive on
going testing of the product. Video analysis of user trials. Mark up
of snippets for company access demonstrating key problems and
successes of usability of product. Digital video editing of videos
for placement on web-site for company wide access of usability
examples.


SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

Human Factors Engineer
- B.Sc. in Human Factors Engineering, Industrial Engineering or
Ergonomics. 
- Project experience or thesis in Human Factors. 
- 1+ year's industry experience preferred. 

Senior Human Factors Engineer
- Above plus a M.S. in Human Factors 
- Mnimum of 1+ year's of experience in Human Factors in a speech or
language related industry.

Principal Human Factors Engineer
- Above plus a required Ph.D. in Communication, Social Sciences,
Psychology or HF/Ergonomics with thesis on the spoken language user
interface. 
- Published papers on the topic in peer reviewed journals plus
conferences. 
- Industry experience as student in well known research lab (E.g. IBM
Watson or AT&T Bell Labs) or product role-out evaluating and testing
aspects of speech or language products.


COMPANY:

Dynamic organisation with a well focussed and talented team of
developers and scientists working within a fun and casual environment.
Technologies will be deployed to commercial clients to deliver both
internal efficiency improvements as well as enhancing information
delivery channels to their large and diverse client base.

LOCATION:

London (central) with some opportunities for European/worldwide
travel.

SALARY:

Depending on experience - highly competitive to secure the most
talented and experienced candidates. Stock Options for all
employees.
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Message 2: NLP: Scientist at Vision Recruitment, UK

Date: 23 Feb 2001 10:50:31 -0000
From: Kelly Sutherland <kellysvisionrecruitment.com>
Subject: NLP: Scientist at Vision Recruitment, UK


Rank of Job: Various
Areas Required: Scientists for Natural Language Programming (NLP)
Projects
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Vision Recruitment
Department: Speech Solutions
State or Province: London
Country: UK
Final Date of Application: End of April 2001
Contact: Kelly Sutherland kellysvisionrecruitment.com

Address for Applications:
Suite 45, Surbiton Business Centre, 
46 Victoria Road
Surbiton
Surrey KT6 4LJ
UK

Exciting opportunities for Research, Senior and Principal Scientists
working on leading-edge speech solutions for commercial deployment on
a global scale. Many challenging projects leading to the holy grail
of speech recognition.


ROLE:

Natural Language Processing - Develop hybrid solutions for the parsing
of spoken language and ill-formed grammatical utterances. Advance the
current grammar based system and enhance for the next version of Vox
designer. Particular attention paid to reducing the cost of grammar
development, more rapid deployment of the SLI, better and adaptive
coverage of utterances with improved accuracy. Understand the physics
of the ASR and interface NLP and language modelling algorithms to
features of selected engine. Investigate the new algorithms for
patent.

Special Projects - Pilot projects for core engines applications.
Launch and investigate new patent projects that impact company in cost
savings and value. Deep quantitative background in Mathematics,
Physics or Statistical Language Modelling.


SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

- Ph.D. in computational linguistics, physics, mathematics, electrical
engineering or computer science or equivalent experience with industry
background preferable
- In depth scientific research in the area of NLP. 
- c3 years experience post doctorate or equivalent industry
experience.
- Solid grounding in statistics, Hidden Markov Models, Speech
Acoustics, TTS, ASR or NLP. 
- Deep quantitative or scientific ability. 
- Probability theory is a plus. 
- In depth experience in programming of algorithms employing Perl,
Prolog, C or other languages.

Beneficial to have implemented algorithms in a core technology. Work
on a recognised standard core engine in industry very valuable.

For Senior/Principal Scientist roles, above must have multiple
publications in prestigious peer reviewed journals.


COMPANY:

Dynamic organisation with a well focussed and talented team of
developers and scientists working within a fun and casual environment.
Technologies will be deployed to commercial clients to deliver both
internal efficiency improvements as well as enhancing information
delivery channels to their large and diverse client base.


LOCATION:

London (central) with some opportunities for European/worldwide
travel.


SALARY:

Depending on experience - highly competitive to secure the most
talented and experienced candidates. Stock Options for all
employees.
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