NLP Research Scientist/Engineer - Japanese – Work Location Flexible in North America or Europe

CA-QC-Montreal | Germany-Aachen | UK-Twickenham
Job ID
Research & Development - Natural Language
Pos. Type
Full Time

Company Overview

At Nuance, we are hard at work creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do. As a leading provider of voice and natural language understanding solutions, we design the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.  We partner with the best and largest companies around the world – including banks, hospitals, airlines, carriers, and car manufacturers – to improve service, make their businesses and products run more smoothly, and create a better experience for their customers.  Built into contemporary systems, our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate, reduce complicated processes into simple ones, and, above all, empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.


Our solutions make people’s lives easier at home, in the office, and on-the-go, so that they can spend their time on the things that matter most to them.


Job Summary

R&D in natural language understanding (NLU) for Japanese. Assist in all aspects of planning, developing and maintaining high-quality NLU systems for customers. Job includes new feature development, accuracy improvement, project maintenance, and language-targeted research for improvements.


Location: Work in offices in Montreal, Canada or Aachen, Germany preferred (company will arrange immigration and relocation as necessary).  However, we will consider remote working from any location in the time zones of the Eastern US or Europe.




  • Contribute to development of the NLU pipeline, especially for Japanese
  • Development of new features in NLU
  • NLU accuracy improvements
  • Responding to QA and customer reported issues
  • Accuracy checking of annotations
  • Contribute to team effort to improvement of entire NLU system



  • Knowledge of NLP and/or Machine Learning
  • Programming skills (especially scripting to support research experiments)
  • Native or high proficiency in Japanese

Preferred Skills:

  • Natural Language Understanding
  • Machine learning;
  • Python, Java


Education: Master’s in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or related field (or similar work experience)

Additional Information

What we offer !


Unique environment for collaborative teamwork on cutting-edge technology:

  • Location is in the heart of downtown
  • Flexible hours
  • Transit reimbursement and parking
  • Contributing to and collaborating with international teams that drive innovation

 Competitive benefit package:

  • 4 weeks’ vacation                           
  • 10 paid sick days
  • Bonus Plan, Group RRSP, Deferred Profit Sharing Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan

 Award-winning Top Employer:

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers – 6 consecutive years
  • Montreal’s Top Employers – 6 consecutive years
  • Canada's Top Employers for Young People - 2 consecutive years


Ce que nous offrons!


Un environnement unique et collaboratif où vous travaillez avec les technologies de pointe :

  • Situé au cœur du centre-ville de Montréal
  • Horaire flexible
  • Allocation de transport en commun et de stationnement
  • Travail de concert avec des équipes à l’international afin de repousser les limites de l’innovation

 Programme d’avantages sociaux concurrentiel :

  • 4 semaines de vacances
  • 10 congés de maladies payés
  • Régime de bonus annuel, REER collectif, Régimes de participation différée aux bénéfices (RPDB), Régime de rachat d’action pour les employés

 Gagnant de prix à titre de meilleurs employeurs :

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers – pour 6 années consécutives
  • Canada's Top Employers for Young People - pour 2 années consécutives


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