LINGUIST List 30.4344

Fri Nov 15 2019

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Scientist, Cerence

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Date: 15-Nov-2019
From: Lea Mencner <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Scientist, Cerence, Aachen, Germany
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University or Organization: Cerence
Job Location: Aachen, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Speech Scientist - 12 months' contract

Job Rank: Other; Speech Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics


As Speech Scientist on customization of TTS output according to customer requirements in the automotive area. They will design regular expressions for text transformations, create phonetic transcriptions, and configure TTS products.

- Analyze issues reported by customers and provide fixes
- Design regular expressions for text transformations
- Create phonetic transcriptions
- Integrate custom speech data into project deliveries
- QA and validate results for integrated data
- Interact with developers to improve TTS output
- Give feedback and provide ideas for tools development
- Create/improve tools used for customization

- Minimum years of work experience: No working experience needed, but adequate education at university is a must. Strong candidates with BSc degree and minimum 2 years work experience are also encouraged to apply.
- Background in computational linguistics, phonetics or similar
- Excellent analytical skills
- Scripting Skills (Python)
- Experience with regular expressions
- Logistics and organizational managing skills
- English language skills (written and spoken)

Preferred skills:
- Experience with Text To Speech
- Experience with XML and/or other Markup Languages
- Skills in additional natural languages
- Experience with versioning systems and bug tracking systems

Education: MSc in phonetics, speech technology, computational linguistics or similar

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2020 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Lea Mencner

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