Principal Software Engineer

Job ID
Research & Development - Software Development or Programming
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.


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Job Summary

The Principal Software Engineer works with a team of developers, QA and documentation staff in the development of the next generation of Dragon speech recognition products.  The candidate will be a self-starter and will work on multiple deliverables with dynamic schedules.




  • Develop robust, scalable and extendable C# and C++ code for Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Develop browser extensions in JavaScript for Chrome and Firefox to speech enable web applications
  • Design and implement Dragon speech recognition integrations with new desktop applications
  • Design and integrate speech enabling technology into Windows Store apps
  • Prototype new user interfaces to create innovative, simplified speech recognition experiences
  • Implement support for new Windows OS releases
  • Work with Dragon Research Scientists to integrate new research deliverables into Dragon



Number of Years of Work Experience: 10+


Required Skills:

  • 10+ years of experience developing commercial Windows applications
  • Strong JavaScript and browser extension development
  • Strong C++, COM and ATL skills
  • Strong C# development skills
  • Solid object-oriented design skills
  • Multithreaded application development and debugging skills
  • Scripting skills with Python, Perl or similar
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Preferred Skills: 

  • Knowledge of accessibility APIs (UIAutomation)
  • Familiarity with WPF or UWP
  • Experience developing multi-language GUI applications
  • Experience with Agile Scrum

Education: BS in computer science or related discipline; MS preferred


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