We are looking for linguists to help develop the data infrastructure for ASR and TTS systems. Our team is responsible for collecting speech data, evaluating and implementing labeling and transcription systems, preparing and editing scripts for recording sessions, and writing the software tools to process, display, distribute, and ensure the quality of the data.
We need linguists who understand language as data, who think analytically and systematically, who are familiar with waveforms and spectrograms, and who can develop and evaluate ways of mapping between spoken and written forms. Candidates should understand the basics of computer programming, have at a minimum written code for processing text files, and be willing and able to learn new programming languages and techniques.
We value expertise in any sub-field of linguistics (knowledge of phonetics is required), expect a passion for the scientific study of language, and require research experience that includes an understanding of the scientific method and experimental design. We are seeking new colleagues who work well on teams, are open to different viewpoints, and can quickly agree on the most optimal solutions to speech data problems.
If you know that speech and language data is the underpinning of all current language technologies, if you love practical language analysis as well as theoretical, and if you are ready to adapt your unique skill set to a diverse range of products and problems, then this may be the job for you!
The successful candidate will be engaged in general responsibilities and at least one specialized role.
Experience in various areas of linguistics, especially phonology, phonetics, dialectology, computational linguistics, sociolinguistics, and field work
Experience/proficiency with transcription systems (such as SAMPA, IPA) - Required
Collaborative and solution oriented attitude
Ability to quickly learn new skills and adapt to a changing environment
Strong problem solving and analytical skills
Attention to detail
Fluency in two or more natural languages
Industry experience with TTS/ASR
B.A. in Linguistics, Speech Science, or related field