Research Engineer

US-CA-Sunnyvale | US-MA-Burlington | US-Remote | CA-QC-Montreal
Job ID
Research & Development - Research Engineering
Pos. Type
Full Time

Company Overview

At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.  We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.


Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.


Join our Mobile team…intelligent systems now ready for the road. We are passionate about developing intelligent interfaces that enable people to talk to their cars, phones, devices, and other smart “things”.


Job Summary

Summary: The candidate is expected to contribute to cutting edge research in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications. The candidate is expected to develop and implement prototypes and solutions for real world problems. The candidate is expected to work/collaborate with other groups within the Lab and across Nuance to successfully transition R&D outcomes for productization.



  • The candidate will work within a team of researchers engaged in state-of-the-art research in AI and Conversational systems, and as part of that team, will interact with other Lab researchers involved in natural language understanding, AI reasoning and dialog management.
  • The candidate is expected to contribute innovative ideas to these teams, and is strongly encourage to publish within the research community. The candidate will also contribute to the software development of technology components and capabilities based on artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques and principles, as well as the testing and integration with other NLU, dialog, and reasoning components.
  • It is expected that the candidate work effectively with other researchers/engineers within the Lab and across Nuance, and participate in the transition of R&D outcomes to downstream groups within Nuance.


Number of Years of Work Experience: 3+


Required Skills:

  • Experience in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Experience with one or more of the following programming languages: Java, Python or C/C++.
  • Strong software development experience
  • Good communication skills are essential 
  • Comfortable working in team settings


Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with Engineering and Product groups to transition R&D outcomes
  • Experience with software development cycles and methodologies
  • Ability to contribute to the definition of research agenda and execute on agenda
  • Research background in Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning (as demonstrated by relevant work/education experiences, and by publications at relevant conferences such as AAAI, IJCAI, ICML, KDD, etc.) 

Education: MS in computer science or equivalen

Additional Information

Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.


Nuance Communication Inc.  is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is available here. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5000 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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