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Speech and Audio Processing R&D and Standards Engineer, Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego, CA

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Job Title: Speech and Audio Processing R&D and Standards Engineer
Division: Qualcomm CDMA Technology
Job Area: Engineering - Systems
Location: California - San Diego

Job Function: QUALCOMM is the world's leading developer of next-generation wireless technology. Immediate opportunities exist in QCT Speech Division to work on features such as speech, multimedia audio, and 3D audio coding in both embedded and PC environments. Work with the group that enables these exciting features on mobile devices.

Speech and Audio Processing algorithm research and development and global standards development. Leadership and individual technical roles available in the state-of-the-art speech processing algorithm research and development for Qualcomm's chipset solutions.
Lead key design and IP development activities for audio and speech signal processing algorithms, simulations, and DSP programming / development spectrum:
- Speech/Audio processing (speech coding, parametric / non-parametric audio coding, speech signal enhancement, noise suppression)
- Speech recognition (voice dialogue, vocabulary, speaker independent, continuous speech recognition technology)
- Speech synthesis (Formant synthesis, Articulatory synthesis, Hidden Markov Model, Waveform Interpolation)

Skills/Experience: Experience with processes in Global Standards organization w.r.t speech and audio processing preferred. In-depth understanding of two or more of the areas mentioned above in addition to:
* Deep understanding of fundamentals applied to speech and / or music
* Expertise in signal processing techniques including signal modeling, spectral analysis, statistical signal processing, speech/audio perception, adaptive filter theory, noise suppression, independent component analysis and signal enhancement
* Expertise in compression methods for speech
* Experience in a UNIX development environment and C/C++ required
* DSP programming / development (speech processing, speech recognition or speech coding) Responsibilities Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
* CELP Digital Voice Algorithm
* Low Bit-rate Codec
* Vector Quantization (VQ)
* Speech Enhancement
* Sub-band Coding
* Waveform Interpolation
* Sinucoidal Coding
* Parametric Audio Coding
* Perceptual Audio Coding

Requirements: Master's degree with 4 plus years of relevant industrial experience ideal.
PhD degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in digital signal processing / speech processing / audio signal processing preferred.

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