Essentially the technology is an extension of the existing web programming language [XML] which defines voice segments and adds voice portals to e-mail thus allowing access to the internet through the sound of the voice. One of the most significant developments in Voice XML is the provision of services based on location – GPS [Global Positioning System] – akin to current cellphones. As far as job opportunities were concerned the informant pointed out that the technology was developing so rapidly in both the business and private [social] fields that designers for logic trees and also for those interested in refining the operating accuracy of such systems as the ‘TellMe’ portal for 911 use are needed. Global Wealth Management Services are increasingly finding applications for Voice XML and thus there is a need for expertise in design, development, testing and maintenance as well as production support. This also applies to many other applications where rapid, reliable two way communication is essential such as: the police, armed services and in large industrial businesses.
The qualifications which are desirable, but not all mandatory, are: a strong foundation in programming fundamentals; experience in designing and developing applications in the .NET framework, including Asp.NET, AJAX, Windows Forms, Windows Services &.; program-ing and data management, including XML and SQL, especially MS SQL 2000/2005, and stored procedures. Familiarity with developing Voice XML and CCXML applications is, of course, ideal.
Dr. Sutherland pointed out that while the offer of a job depended on those factors already mentioned, a good start required the candidate to demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure, manage multiple priorities and deliver quality results; to be energetic and self-motivated with a sense of team work, communicate well and possess a high