[Elsnet-list] job ad, SVOX AG

Brona Collins collins at svox.com
Wed Jun 8 17:02:33 CEST 2005

Dear Sir,

Please would you publish the following job advert on your website? If you
have any queries you can contact me at the address immediately below:
Thanking you in advance,

Best Regards,
Brona Collins

Brona Collins
Key Account Manager

Baslerstrasse 30    Phone: +41 43 544 06 20
8048 Zürich         Fax:   +41 43 544 06 21
Switzerland        mailto:collins at svox.com

-----------------------------JOB DESCRIPTION -----------------------
employer: SVOX AG, Baslerstrasse 30, CH-8048 Switzerland
job title: TTS Signal Generation Expert
location of job: Zürich, switzerland
closing date for applications (if there is one): none
contact information:  If you are interested in the following position,
please send your resume and cover letter by email to hr at svox.com  and
include the job title in the subject line. You may also call us at +41 43
544 06 20 for further information.

TTS Signal Generation Expert

We are seeking to add a TTS expert with a proven track record in signal
processing to our development team. You will create new unit selection
voices for use with our state-of-the-art text-to-speech engine, interact
with language specialists, and drive improvements at all levels of signal
generation in the SVOX framework.

We invite applications from senior researchers in the TTS field as well as
promising new talents. As a successful leader in the embedded text-to-speech
market, SVOX offers highly competitive salaries and benefits.  SVOX provides
a varied, full-time position in an international, fast-paced,
results-oriented environment.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

    * Drive innovation in unit selection based signal generation:
          o preparation of text material
          o recording and sound engineering
          o transcription and segmentation
          o run-time unit selection algorithm
          o evaluation and quality control
    * Quickly integrate into current SVOX development process for new voice
databases and new languages
    * Version control of signal generation components
    * Contribute and implement new ideas for acoustic compression and
parsimonious unit representation
    * Design and implement new database development tools in collaboration
with language specialists
    * Interface with text analysis specialists and with sales staff

Qualifications and required Skills:

    * A degree (PhD or MSc) in computer science or electrical engineering
and 5+ years experience in signal processing
    * Outstanding programming skills in
          o digital signal processing (e.g. Matlab, C)
          o natural language processing (e.g. Prolog)
          o script writing (e.g. Tcl, Python)
    * Experience in text-to-speech technology and unit selection
    * Multi-lingual: knowledge of Scandinavian, Slavic, or Asian languages
is a strong plus
    * Excellent organization and communication skills
    * High comfort level interacting with linguists, engineers, and sales
    * Willingness to relocate to Zurich, Switzerland

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