[Elsnet-list] Speech Engineer - job posting

Hannah Perfect Hannah.Perfect at SpinVox.Com
Mon Oct 26 18:28:46 CET 2009

To whom it may concern,

I would like to advertise this role on the Elsnet directory - can you please let me know whether I have provided all the relevant information that you require?

Many thanks

Hannah Perfect
07887 853460

Company:   SpinVox
Job Title: Speech Engineer
Location:  Advanced Speech Group, Cambridge, UK
Contact:   talent at adfocus.co.uk

Description of role

The Advanced Speech Group at SpinVox is responsible for reducing the human
effort involved in converting voice mails into text messages using automatic
speech recognition and related technologies.

We are now looking for an experienced Speech Recognition Engineer to further
our expertise and to research and implement new techniques.  This is a hugely
challenging, but also a very rewarding role; the opportunities for applying
new statistical techniques are virtually limitless and even small improvement
in the word error rate translate into serious cost savings for the company.
you ever wished your work would make a real difference, this is the place to

SpinVox, the founder and global leader in Voice-to-Screen messaging, has
recently opened the Advanced Speech Group in Cambridge UK.  The Advanced
Speech Group exists to provide SpinVox with next generation speech products
concentrating on automatic speech recognition.  The group is seeking to
recruit one or more people with:

About You

We are looking for a self-motivated and highly experienced Speech Recognition
Engineer, who enjoys working in the dynamic and flexible environment of a
successful and rapidly growing start-up.


A good degree in a numerate discipline
A higher level degree including speech or signal processing
Two years experience in building large vocabulary speech recognition systems
Fluent in C/C++, Linux and bash
Experience building statistical models from large amounts of data
Able to work independently and as part of a team


A PhD in speech recognition
Experience using HTK
Experience with telephony speech recognition
A good working knowledge of perl or python
Ability to speak Spanish, French, Italian

About SpinVox

SpinVox is a next generation, network-independent mobile phone services
company. We launched the world's first voicemail-to-text service in October
2004, based on our proprietary voice-to-text system. Voicemails are delivered
as text messages, directly to the customer's mobile phone, through the SpinVox
integrated push technology platform.

Our voicemail-to-text service takes the voicemail, which had previously not
been modernised in years, right into the 21st century. Busy people can now
quickly see who called tem and what the caller said, without having to access
complex voicemail systems.

SpinVox is a supporter of Save the Children, donating 1.00 for every new
SpinVox user.

SpinVox is an equal opportunities employer.

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