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LINGUIST List 17.3223

Mon Nov 06 2006

Jobs: English & Text to Speech: Researcher, Microsoft

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        1.    Chiwei Che, English & Text to Speech: Researcher, Microsoft, Beijing, China

Message 1: English & Text to Speech: Researcher, Microsoft, Beijing, China
Date: 06-Nov-2006
From: Chiwei Che <cchiweimicrosoft.com>
Subject: English & Text to Speech: Researcher, Microsoft, Beijing, China

Organization: Microsoft
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Text To Speech
Required Language(s): English (eng)

Job Title: Technical Lead

The TTS team at Advanced Technology Center, Microsoft China R&D Group, has
openings for experts to explore and execute serious technology research and
development tasks. These positions are mainly for senior individual contributors
and researchers that are able to work in our existing product development team
and provide great technical depth in advanced technology development. He/She is
expected to excel in domain knowledge in relevant areas of Text To Speech

The successful candidates will be leading major technology areas in the TTS
product research and development at ATC. We are looking for a go-to person
mindset and very focus and in-depth technology owner. Passionate about TTS,
Speech technology and team player is a must! The candidates must demonstrate
track records of delivering or completing challenging tasks in the past.

1. A degree (PhD preferred) in computer science, EE, computational linguistic or
releted fields with 3+ years experiences (industrial preferred, but academic
accepted with proven records) or in Text To Speech technology areas.
2. Research (Post doc in relevant areas) or advanced product development
experience in TTS areas.
3. Track record of completing a significant project with major contribution, or
lead a small team in accomplishing relevant tasks in TTS relevant areas.
4. Excellent and proven skills in (>= 2 combinations):
a. Natural language processing, computational linguistics and Text
b. Unit selection or source-filter base computational approaches.
c. Digital signal processing, familiar with speech synthesis algorithm
d. Hidden Markov Model and pattern recognition technology
e. Machine learning, , statistical analysis and algorithms applied
in speech technology (benefit if used in TTS related technology).
f. Natural prosody prediction and realization in TTS
5. Proficiency of using scripts (e.g., Matlab, Perl, Prolog, Python) and
programming languages (C/C++, C#, Java)
6. Excellent written and verbal English communication skill, this position
requires meeting with internal and external customers or companies. Mandarin is
not required, because we are situated with English spoken environment.
7. Strong problem solving skill. Ability to participate in long term product
planning and strategy setting on technology roadmap.

Address for Applications:
Development Lead Chiwei Che
Advenced Technology Center, Microsoft
3F, Beijing Sigma Center
Haidian District
Beijing, Beijing 100080

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2007 (Open until filled)

Contact Information:
Development Lead Chiwei Che
Email: cchiweimicrosoft.com
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