Nuance

Speech Scientist

Germany-Aachen
Job ID
1-34923
Category
Professional Services - Software Development or Programming
Pos. Type
Full Time

Company Overview

Wir bei Nuance ermöglichen es den Menschen problemlos mit ihren vernetzten Geräten und der digitalen Welt zu kommunizieren.

Indem wir eine Welt schaffen, in der Menschen auf natürliche und intuitive Art und Weise mit Technik interagieren können, tragen wir dazu bei, dass die Technik dem menschlichen Handeln und Denken immer ähnlicher wird.

 

Unsere dynamische Technologie verwendet Analysetools und fortschrittlichste Algorithmen, um Gebrauchsgegenstände zum Leben zu erwecken und somit alltägliche Prozesse zu vereinfachen.

 

Werden Sie Teil unseres Mobile Team… intelligente Systeme für unterwegs. Unsere Leidenschaft gilt der Entwicklung von intelligenten Interfaces, die es Menschen ermöglichen allein mit Hilfe ihrer Stimme mit ihren Autos, Smartphones und anderen Geräten zu kommunizieren.

 

 

At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.  We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.

 

Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.

 

Join our Mobile team…intelligent systems now ready for the road. We are passionate about developing intelligent interfaces that enable people to talk to their cars, phones, devices, and other smart “things”.

Job Summary

 As a member of the Speech Output team, you will work on prompt creation and on the customization of TTS output according to customer requirements. You will design and integrate regular expressions for text transformations, prompt recordings, prompt tunings and transcription modification into a consistent delivery of the Speech Output Standard Service. 

A knowledge of computational linguistics and phonetic skills is required as these are needed to support, facilitate and validate the results of prompt creation processes for customer projects. Moreover, they are needed to understand the algorithmic and acoustic implications of each specific customization decision.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze customer requirements (direct customer contact) and text specifications for TTS speech output
  • Prepare and validate prompt project data
  • Organize and supervise prompt creation and auditive QA (speakers, studios, language experts)
  • Train and supervise language experts working on prompt creation on a phonetic transcription and intonation level
  • Create text transformation rules and dictionaries for TTS to satisfy customer requirements 
  • Integrate custom speech data into project deliveries, QA and validate results for integrated data
  • Analyze issues reported by customers and fix by rules and other customization mechanisms
  • Interact with developers to improve TTS output
  • Give feedback and provide ideas for tools development

Qualifications

Number of Years of Work Experience: BA/BSc: 1-2 years, MA/MSc: no working experience needed; adequate education at university is a MUST.

 

  • Background in computational linguistics, phonetics or similar, with affinity to speech technology
  • Excellent English language skills (written and spoken)
  • Logistics and organizational managing skills
  • Experience with regular expressions
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally

Preferred Skills:

  • Skills in German or another European language
  • Scripting Skills (Python or Perl)
  • Experience with Text To Speech technology
  • Experience with perceptual evaluation tests and statistics
  • Experience with XML and/or other Markup Languages

Education: Studies of computational linguistics or phonetics, BA/BSc plus 1-2 years of work experience, or MA/MSc.

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