20.2922, Jobs: Chinese, Mandarin & Sino-Tibetan & Comp Ling: Researcher, SVOX AG

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Subject: 20.2922, Jobs: Chinese, Mandarin & Sino-Tibetan & Comp Ling: Researcher, SVOX AG

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Date: 28-Aug-2009
From: Nana Liu < liu at svox.com >
Subject: Chinese, Mandarin & Sino-Tibetan & Computational Linguistics: Researcher, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland
 

	
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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 13:50:21
From: Nana Liu [liu at svox.com]
Subject: Chinese, Mandarin & Sino-Tibetan & Computational Linguistics: Researcher, SVOX AG, Zurich, Switzerland

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University or Organization: SVOX AG 
Department: R&D
Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland 
Web Address: http://www.svox.com/

Job Rank: Researcher  

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics 

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                      Sino-Tibetan 

Description:

TTS Research Engineer Tone Languages
Ref. No. ZU-2009-20b

Company Profile:

SVOX, a leading supplier of embedded speech solutions, has a reputation for
quality and customer focus. SVOX drives adoption of speech user interfaces
in automotive and mobile device industries. The company offers Speech
Recognition (ASR), Speech Output (TTS) as well as complete Speech Dialog
solutions. SVOX focus on quality and the use of flexible software
architectures allows for optimized embedded speech solutions that can be
easily tailored to customers' technical requirements and market needs. For
more information, please visit: www.svox.com.

We are looking to strengthen our Research and Development team with a unit
selection research engineer having a proven competence in tone languages. 
The successful candidate is an expert in signal processing and algorithm
development.  Being a native speaker of Mandarin is a plus. We offer an
international and dynamic work environment in a team with world-class
expertise in software engineering, signal processing and linguistics.  

Tasks / responsibilities:

-Analyze strengths and weaknesses of unit selection solution for tone languages
-Propose and implement improvements
-Develop new Taiwanese Mandarin unit selection voice
-Test and assess quality of the final system

Requirements:

-Proven success developing TTS for a tone language, preferrably for Mandarin
-Masters degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or related field
-3+ years experience in text-to-speech technology and unit selection
-Self-starter, creative thinker
-Outstanding programming and scripting skills
-Effective communication in English
-Willingness to relocate to Zurich, Switzerland

Start date:
According to agreement

Contact:
Please contact Ms. Ariane Kobari hr at svox.com, +41 43 544 06 00 or send your
application with reference number ZU-2009-20b in subject to the application
address shown below.


Application Deadline:  (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications: 
	Nana Liu 
	Baslerstrasse 30 
	Zurich 8048 
	Switzerland  
Email Address for Applications: liu at svox.com 
Web Address for Applications: http://www.svox.com/Careers.aspx 
Contact Information:
	Ariane Kobari 
	Email: hr at svox.com 
	Phone: 0041435440612 



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