[Elsnet-list] New Job ads to publish

Barbara Steiner - SVOX steiner at svox.com
Thu Nov 29 09:12:35 CET 2007





Speech in Motion.
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Barbara Steiner
Human Resources Executive

SVOX AG
Baslerstrasse 30
CH-8048 Zurich
Switzerland

Tel.: +41 (0) 43 544 06 12
Fax.: +41 (0) 43 544 06 01
Email: steiner at svox.com
www.svox.com

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Position: Voice Tools Engineer

Company
SVOX AG (www.svox.com) is a dynamic technology company specialized in text-to-speech (TTS). We are a leading provider of speech output solutions for the automotive and mobile devices industries. Located in Zurich, Switzerland, SVOX provides an exciting work atmosphere to a growing number of internationals. 

We are seeking to add to our Research and Development team a software tools developer with expertise in speech technology applications.  

Tasks
* Take ownership of existing voice building tool chain
* Improve and replace scripts written in Tcl/Tk and Matlab
* Propose and implement a voice building tool chain that achieves high quality, reliability, flexibility, version control support, and usability
* Drive innovation at all levels of TTS voice creation:
o Text design and recording
o Database generation and size optimisation
o Evaluation and quality control

Qualifications and required skills
* A university degree in computer science or electrical engineering and 2+ years experience in speech technology
* Outstanding script writing skills in
o graphical user interfaces
o digital signal processing
o natural language processing
* Thorough understanding of phonetic properties and statistical distribution of speech units

Personal requirements
* High comfort level interacting with linguists, software developers, and sales
* Enjoy technical discussions and team work
* Strong commitment to the job
* Highest quality standards
* Excellent organization and communication skills
* Complete written and spoken fluency in English
* Willingness to relocate to Zurich, Switzerland

Start date
At earliest availability

Contact
Ms. Barbara Steiner at hr at svox.com, +41 43 544 06 00 or send your application to:        
SVOX AG
Baslerstrasse 30
8048 Zürich, Switzerland.


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Position: HMM Researcher

Company
SVOX AG (www.svox.com) is a dynamic technology company specialized in text-to-speech (TTS). We are a leading provider of speech output solutions for the automotive and mobile devices industries. Located in Zurich, Switzerland, SVOX provides an exciting work atmosphere to a growing number of internationals. 

We are seeking to add to our Research and Development team a speech technology expert with a proven track record in HMM based speech modelling. We invite applications from senior researchers and developers 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. 

Tasks
* Improve state-of-the-art automatic segmentation of TTS databases
* Develop new algorithms for HMM synthesis:
o High accuracy speaker dependent modelling
o High accuracy speaker adaptation and voice conversion 
o Compression of HMM parameters
o Computationally efficient training and signal generation

Qualifications and required skills
* A PhD or MSc degree in computer science or electrical engineering and 5+ years experience in HMM technology
* Outstanding programming skills in
o statistical modelling
o digital signal processing
o natural language processing
o speech database development and script writing

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

Start date
At earliest availability

Contact
Ms. Barbara Steiner at hr at svox.com, +41 43 544 06 00 or send your application to: 
SVOX AG
Baslerstrasse 30
8048 Zürich, Switzerland


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Position: Software Engineer (Text-to-Speech)

Company
SVOX AG (www.svox.com) 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 software engineer with a proven track record in speech technology software development. You will implement 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 products. SVOX offers a varied, full-time position in an international, fast-paced, results-oriented environment with highly competitive salary.

Tasks
* Analysis and management of requirements
* Design, implementation, and test of new and improved TTS components
* Integration of new components into the existing TTS framework
* TTS engine quality assurance
* Documentation
* Close cooperation with engineers, language developers, and product management

Qualification and skills required
* A degree (MSc) in computer science and 3+ years experience in speech technology software product development
* C/C++ expertise, Modula-2 or Pascal expertise is a strong plus
* Highly structured approach to software development
* Ability to design and implement software in a strongly platform-independent way 
* Working knowledge of various operating systems such as Windows, Unix, Symbian, VxWorks, QNX, Windows Mobile, etc. is a plus

Personal requirements
* Above average commitment to the job
* Team player with good interpersonal skills 
* High quality standards
* Good knowledge of English and German
* Willingness to relocate to Zurich, Switzerland

Start date
At earliest availability

Contact
Ms. Barbara Steiner at hr at svox.com, +41 43 544 06 00 or send your application to: 
SVOX AG
Baslerstrasse 30
8048 Zürich, Switzerland




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