[Elsnet-list] [ E-Job ] TTS Researcher, SVOX, Switzerland

hr at svox.com hr at svox.com
Tue Nov 15 10:30:40 CET 2005

Title:                TTS Researcher

Fields:               Speech Synthesis, Text-to-Speech
                      Unit Selection, Speech Processing

Application Deadline: open until filled (cf. www.svox.com)

Employer:             SVOX AG in Zurich, Switzerland

Job Description:
SVOX AG is a dynamic technology company specialized in text-to-speech
and a leading provider of speech output solutions for the automotive
and mobile devices industries. We are seeking to add to our research
and development team a TTS researcher with a proven track record in
unit selection-based TTS development. You will create new algorithms
and approaches for use with our state-of-the-art text-to-speech engine
and drive improvements at all levels of the SVOX TTS engine.

We invite applications from senior researchers and developers in the
TTS field as well as from 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

- Drive innovation in unit selection-based TTS:
  - preparation of text material for recordings
  - unit database creation
  - run-time unit selection algorithm
  - size and performance optimization
  - evaluation and quality control
- Contribute and implement new algorithms for all levels of TTS
- Interface with text analysis specialists, language specialists,
  software developers, and sales staff
- Documentation and communication of results

Qualifications and required skills:
- A degree (PhD or MSc) in computer science or electrical engineering
  and 5+ years experience in unit selection and TTS
- Outstanding programming skills in
  - unit selection and digital signal processing (e.g. Matlab, C)
  - natural language processing (e.g. Prolog)
  - script writing (e.g. Tcl, Python)
- Experience in text-to-speech technology and unit selection on
  low-memory platforms

Personal requirements:
- Complete written and spoken fluency in English
- Excellent organization and communication skills
- High comfort level interacting with linguists, engineers, and sales
- Strong commitment to the job
- High quality standards
- Willingness to relocate to Zurich, Switzerland

E-mail contact: hr at svox.com

Address: SVOX AG, HR
         Baslerstrasse 30
         CH-8048 Zurich

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