Job Summary :
Summary : In this role, you’ll be trained as a Speech Scientist for voice biometrics and speech IVR systems (the automated telephone systems you reach when you call large companies) and mobile applications.
Speech Science involves analysis and experimentation with speech data to optimise performance of the speech product, either the voice biometrics or speech recognition engine.
Experiments are based on statisical analysis of results with different data sets and paramater setting within the engine.
Write grammar specifications that detail speech recognition parameters and dictionaries
Work with a team of developers, user interface designers, testers and project managers
Participate usability tests to make sure the system works well for callers
Perform statistical analysis of speech performance
Develop IVR and mobile speech grammars
Develop scripts and applications to process log files for the purpose of analysis and experiments of speech performance
Provide support and training to partner's team members to deliver speech applications to the Japan market
Number of Years of Work Experience : 8
Required Skills :
Fluency in Japanese, preferably native speaker
Fluency in English
An ear’ for language
Experience in statistical analsysi and experimentation
Based in Tokyo at partner's premise
Creativity and a sense of fun
Preferred Skills :
Experience in speech on IVR and / or mobile applications
Experience developing grammars
Experience with Nuance products
Education : Undergraduate or higher degree in a relevant field e.g. linguistics, cognitive science, information technology, human factors