Automated Speech Recognition, Senior Research Engineer

US-MA-Burlington | 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: Responsible for the development and maintenance of key Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) training systems and tools. 



  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of key ASR training systems and tools. 
  • Work with team members and technical leads to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility.
  • Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software and respond user requests and inquiries. 


Number of Years of Work Experience: 3 to 5 of industry or research work. 


Required Skills:

• Machine learning and statistical modeling knowledge: You understand how a model is trained and what its ability and limits are.
• You have working knowledge of machine learning and/or deep learning libraries such as Scikit-learn, Pandas, Tensorflow etc.
• Excellent Python programming skills.
• You demonstrate project and time management skills and continuous learning.


Preferred Skills:

• Experience in deep learning frameworks: TF, CNTK, mxnet, caffe2
• Solid understanding of ASR, acoustic and language modelling
• Solid understanding of ML pipelines: data processing, feature extraction, modelling, deployment, monitoring
• Experience in working with multi-disciplinary and applied research teams
• Experience in development and maintenance of large software systems
• GPU and CUDA related knowledge


Education: Master or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent


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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