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LINGUIST List 23.3416

Tue Aug 14 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling; Phonology: Software Engineer (Technical Consultant), Nuance Communications

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

Date: 13-Aug-2012
From: None Given <EMEAJOBSnuance.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Phonology: Software Engineer (Technical Consultant), Nuance Communications, Ulm, Germany
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Job Location: Ulm, Germany
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Software Engineer (Technical Consultant)

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: Software Engineer (Technical Consultant)
Location: Ulm, Germany
REF: 7988

Role Description:
As a Software Engineer (Technical Consultant) you will be the expert
for audio/acoustics, definition of hardware/ software requirements for
integration and standardized tests for Nuance speech enhancement
and voice recognition products on mobile devices, tablets, PCs, and TVs.
- Expertise center for audio/acoustics for Nuance voice recognition
products
- Hardware/ software specification for multi-channel audio capture
and audio integration
- Definition and set-up of standardized ASR tests for mobile devices,
tablets/PCs
- Consulting/customer services with respect to microphone/loudspeaker
specifications, microphone arrangements and audio system integration
- Evaluation of microphones and tests of product configurations.
- Simulation of various operating conditions for ASR (e.g. via artificial
mouth re-recording)
- Evaluation of new algorithms and impact on ASR performance

Skills and Experience Required:
- Master's degree in electrical engineering, communications
technology or a related field; industry experience in this domain is preferred
- A strong academic background in digital signal processing, speech
and audio processing is desired
- The qualified candidate should have at least a few years of work
experience in industry
- Strong programming skills in C and MATLAB are required
- Familiar with audio stacks of major operation systems
- The candidate should have good language skills in English and
German

Preferred:
- Familiar with audio measurement techniques
- Knowledge of audio hardware used in embedded / mobile devices
- Knowledge of Python/Perl is a plus

To apply, visit the application URL below and enter reference
number 7988.

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

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

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