Come join us, we build TTS voices that help developers revolutionize the way people interact with devices and services!
At Amazon we take pride in building complete end-to-end solutions, starting from researching a problem, implementing the solution, building a scalable and reliable service and ensuring the service is there when you need it.
The position is based at the Amazon office in Gdansk, Poland or Cambridge, UK.
As a TTS Language Engineer you will work alongside Software Developers, Audio Engineers, Research Scientist and Program Managers who are subject matter experts in speech synthesis and related fields.
You are expected to have solid knowledge of linguistics, in particular knowledge of phonetics / phonology. You will be working on a variety of tasks to improve natural language processing of TTS (text-
to-speech). You will actively collaborate with Software Developers with linguistic expertise throughout the whole language and voice building process at Amazon.
The tasks include :
Build TTS voices using internal tools and pipelines
QA of TTS voices and linguistic data
Normalizing textual resources through regular expressions
Creating natural language test cases for natural language processing modules
Labeling text with semantic, syntactic and morphological features
Contribute to the formalization of language models through in depth knowledge of phonological and morphosyntactic aspects of the target language
Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines
Producing / validating phonetic transcriptions
Solid knowledge of phonetics / phonology
Native-level proficiency in the target language
Solid knowledge of regular expressions
Ability to create / fix phonetic transcriptions in the target language
Knowledge of Unix / Linux command line tools
Degree in Linguistics, with specialization in Phonology, Computational linguistics or similar
Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python)
Familiarity with software version control tools (e.g. Git)
Solid communication skills
Strong personal interest in learning, researching, and creating new technologies related to foreign languages, linguistics, phonetics, phonology and language technology
Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment