Speech Recognition Consultant

Our mission is to create revolutionary software solutions to help people become more effective communicators across languages and cultures worldwide.

Alelo (www.alelo.com) is an award-winning creator of innovative, computer-based “serious” games that utilize social simulation to teach intercultural communication skills. Our software incorporates state-of-the-art instructional design, social science, and patented avatar technology for socially intelligent virtual humans that interact with the learner in dynamic, immersive scenarios.  Alelo’s products are available online, locally on a desktop, or on mobile devices, and are used extensively by government and military entities in the U.S, Australia, and the EU. We are currently expanding into commercial and educational markets.

Alelo consists of a unique multidisciplinary team of talented individuals who work in a highly flexible, technically challenging, and collaborative environment.

See examples of our technologies and training solutions at //www.youtube.com/alelotlt/

Contract Position: Speech Recognition Consultant
We are seeking a project oriented Speech Recognition Consultant to expand our Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology.  Your work will include:

  • Develop and implement speech recognition modules for language-learning and other educational applications
  • Configure speech and language technology components for new languages and domains.
  • Retrain and maintain acoustic models with collected speech data
  • Develop software tools for data gathering, data annotation, and component/model configuration management.
  • Great opportunity for someone who likes to get things done and enjoys having real users employing the software he/she creates. Flexibility and curiosity to learn new technologies are very important.

Education and experience desired:

  • BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or physics.
  • 3+ years of experience building speech recognition applications. Experience with learner or non-native speech highly desired.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with ASR engines such as HTK or Julius
  • Experience programming with C/C++ and scripting languages (shell scripts, Perl, Python).
  • Experience with natural language processing highly desired.
  • Experience with XML technologies is a plus.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux (shell scripts, bash, cygwin) is a plus.
  • Experience with the following technologies is a plus: game programming, AI, agents, education software

Other requirements include:

  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, prioritize workload, and deliver results.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good design skills and the ability to work with and integrate several diverse technologies.
  • US citizens or permanent residents only.
  • Candidates local to (Southern) California strongly preferred.

To apply, please visit http://www.applicantstack.com/client/alelo/x/openings.
No phone calls or recruiters, please.

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