[Elsnet-list] Automotive Speech Dialog Systems: Research/Development position in Ulm/Germany

Haiber, Udo UHaiber at harmanbecker.com
Thu Aug 14 20:29:41 CEST 2008

Starting immediately, Harman/Becker Automtive Systems is seeking to fill
an open position as 

          Software developer / Researcher on 
               Speech Dialog Systems

in the dialog concepts group.

Harman/Becker Automotive Systems GmbH is one of the worldwide leading
suppliers of navigation and multimedia devices for the automotive
industry. As one of the globally leading manufacturers of speech dialog
systems the center of competence for Speech & Connectivity located in
Ulm is responsible for the development of hard- and software solutions
for the automotive, telecommunications, and mobile device sectors. We
were the first to bring automotive speech recognition to the market and
have been pioneers in this field since. Based on more than 30 years of
research expertise today we possess excellent know-how and high
reputation in acoustics, automatic speech recognition, dialog design,
and system integration.

Task description: 
* Research on innovative speech dialog (voice user interface) concepts
in the automotive environment
* Implementation of these concepts using our dialog development tool kit
* Evaluation of prototypes regarding maturity for product integration
* Clarification of open issues with product development teams to
accelerate time to market 
* Specification and documentation
* Filing invention reports
* Keeping up with the state of the art (journals, conferences,

Ideal candidates should 
* have a degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or related
* have several years of experience with Speech Dialog Systems (as
profession or doctoral studies)
* have experience in C/C++, XML, Dialog Markup Languages
* be a team player
* have a good command of English

Interested candidates should send their CV and applicable documents
(transcripts, letters of reference, etc) to:


Harman/Becker Automotive Systems 
Dr. Gerhard Hanrieder
Soeflinger Str. 100
89077 Ulm
Tel.: +49 731 3994 115
E-mail: GHanrieder at harmanbecker.com
WWW: http://www.harmanbecker.de 
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