Senior Linguist
Nuance - Sunnyvale, CA

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Mine and filter data relevant to speech corpora
Prepare corpora for studio recording and annotation
Direct voice talent for signal capture and corpus creation
Version and distribute packages for external linguistic contractors
Enhance product dictionaries to support data domain OOV’s
Work with internal tools and infrastructure to compile voice fonts and associated databases
Segment, build, and tune experimental voice fonts
Manage and deploy Linux and Windows tools and server environments

7+ years industry experience as Phonetician
Experience working with Text-to-Speech tools and products
Some Unix text-processing (AWK, sed) and administration skills (Ubuntu, CentOS)
Python scripting and NLP experience a++

We offer a competitive compensation package; including stock options, employee stock purchase plan, 401(k), full health and welfare benefits and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our fast growing track of continuing success. Nuance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Overview:
Nuance's Mobility Division builds innovative, intelligent and intuitive touch and speech interfaces to simplify and enhance the way people interact with mobile devices, applications, and services. Nuance Mobile solutions make mobile devices and in-car systems easier to use, automate customer self-service, and optimize the access and discovery of even the most advanced mobile applications and content - regardless of technical know-how, location, environment, or physical and literacy capabilities.

As a Linguist, you’ll be working in speech synthesis environments that sit between Nuance’s Research, Product, and Professional Services groups. You will be developing speech synthesis products for next-generation, hosted speech delivery.

We’re looking for someone who is creative, self-driven, and fun to work with - especially in a fast-paced environment. Our group is unique in that we work across all lines of business, which generates exciting internal and external engagements as well as cool mash-up opportunities. Help us create the next generation of Human Machine Interfaces that will be incorporated into daily life.

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Nuance Communications, Inc. is the leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Our...