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LINGUIST List 17.2857

Mon Oct 02 2006

Jobs: English & Comp Ling: VUI Ling Grammar Architect, VoiceBox Tech.

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        1.    Joyce Zenner, English & Computational Linguistics: VUI Linguistics Grammar Architect, VoiceBox Technologies

Message 1: English & Computational Linguistics: VUI Linguistics Grammar Architect, VoiceBox Technologies
Date: 29-Sep-2006
From: Joyce Zenner <jzennervoicebox.com>
Subject: English & Computational Linguistics: VUI Linguistics Grammar Architect, VoiceBox Technologies

Organization: VoiceBox Technologies
Web Address: http://www.voicebox.com
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Required Language(s): English (eng)

We are seeking seasoned professionals who have the desire to be in a pivotal
role in a growing company with exciting and emerging voice/speech technology
products. We are looking for team players with great attitudes, who are willing
to do whatever is necessary to make the company and products a success. The role
requires people with an aptitude to consider the bigger picture, an innovative
nature, and the determination to deliver quality and value to the customer.

Work with VoiceBox a very exciting company located in Seattle, Washington and
have a significant impact on emerging technology. We are growing strong and are
profitable today without accepting any VC funding! Be a part of delivering
exciting products to millions of users and have a unique opportunity to be
involved with V1.0 products.

It is a great time to join! IBM said they were a 'Harvard textbook case' of
building a company, a board member from Google said it was the best demo he had
seen in 20 years, and even the Discovery Channel recently stopped by to do a
segment on the company! Not too mention, all of our customers are household
names - either #1 or 2 in their respective industries.

The Voice User interface (VUI) Designer works with the application development
team and development partners to design and develop state-of-the-art speech
recognition and location-based (LBS) applications.

Minimum Qualifications:
-3 years related experience with a minimum of two years experience in
designing speech and voice user interfaces.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Recommend and implement improvements to applications, design call flows,
write prompts and VUI specification documents, develop grammars, coach
voice talents, and conduct usability tests.
-Help determine speech recognition grammars and techniques for products and
-Participate in meetings to discuss solutions and new applications.
-Work with our development partners as required on all aspects of
application development and maintenance.
-Provide finely tuned phonetic transcriptions
-Write and test speech recognition grammars
-Become an experienced phonetician and speech recognition grammar developer

A successful candidate will have:
-4-year college or university degree.
-3+ years of related experience.
-Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
-Excellent MS Office Skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio a
big plus.
-Significant experience in designing speech voice user interfaces.
-Knowledge of industry best practices in voice user interface design.
-The ability to take ownership of the customer user experience.
-An understanding of branding in the voice environment, including persona
and audio logos
-Proven ability to quantifiably improve application performance.
-Experience with Nuance or other voice application software and grammar
-Usable and practical phonetic alphabet knowledge
-Demonstrably comfortable with command line application tools

The ideal candidate may also possess:
-Experience with applications used on cellular phones
-Experience in researching and understanding marketing requirements
-Experience in working with GIS related data or LBS applications
-Knowledge of speech recognition software is a plus
-Scripting or programming language experience is a plus

To apply or for more information, please send your resume to

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Contact Information:
Joyce Zenner
Email: jzennervoicebox.com

Apply on-line at: http://www.voicebox.com
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