[Elsnet-list] place a job ad: TTS Research Engineer Tone Languages

Nana Liu liu at svox.com
Fri Aug 28 12:22:01 CEST 2009

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




•             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

•             Self-starter, creative thinker

•             Outstanding programming and scripting skills

•             Effective communication in English

•             Willingness to relocate to Zurich, Switzerland


Start date

According to agreement



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: 


Baslerstrasse 30

8048 Zürich


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