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Senior Voice Engineer - Research

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Recruiter: Dyson
Listed on: 3rd September 2019
Location: Malmesbury
Salary/Rate: Competitive
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Description
 
This is an opportunity to shape the future of voice interaction at Dyson. You will develop Dyson's capabilities in Voice User Interface (VUI) design and integration, considering the potential future direction of this area. You'll be part of the Machine Learning Research team, collaborating with partners across Design and User Research to shape our voice offering.
 
Accountabilities
 



Conversation design, allowing the user to take a natural approach to device interaction.
Prototyping VUI solutions to enable early feedback through robust demonstrations and user trials.
Maintain an active awareness of, and ideally further, the latest HMI/HRI research in error handling and deconfliction during interaction with a VUI.
Collaborate with the New Product Innovation (NPI) UX team to ensure alignment and consistency of interaction tone across the Dyson product portfolio.
Characterise VUI performance against defined project objectives; proposed implementation environment; and associated computational constraints.
Application of statistical methods to establish confidence in findings.
Generation of novel intellectual property.

Skills



Doctoral degree or Master of Science degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Applied Mathematics; or Bachelor's degree with significant experience.
Conversation design and NLU implementation in a ‘smart home' environment is desirable.
Able to design and execute experiments to gauge HMI/HRI efficacy.
Develop software prototypes with minimal support. Prior experience developing physical prototypes would be beneficial but not essential.
Demonstrable experience with a proven track record outside of academia, ideally working with Agile development methodologies.
Enthusiasm to learn and share new methods and techniques within several areas of technical expertise.
Passionate about the technical and personal development of junior team members.

Benefits



27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
Pension scheme
Performance related bonus
Life assurance
Sport centre
Free on-site parking
Subsidised café and restaurants
Discounts on Dyson machines



Posted: 03 September 2019