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TTS Language Engineer for German (Intern)


United Kingdom, United Kingdom


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.

As a TTS Language Engineer Intern you will work alongside TTS Language Engineers and Software Developers 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).

The position is based in Cambridge, UK or Gdansk, Poland.


- Native-level proficiency in German
- Solid knowledge of phonetics and phonology
- Ability to create and fix phonetic transcriptions
- Knowledge of regular expressions
- Knowledge of Unix/Linux command line tools


- Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python)
- Degree in Linguistics, with specialization in Phonology, Computational Linguistics or similar
- 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.


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