Senior 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.


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


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Job Summary

The Principal Software Engineer position is responsible for helping lead the development of our Clintegrity Platform, a web based, cloud hosted, multifaceted application/platform backed by Nuance’s powerful Natural Language Processing Engine.  The major duties of this role are to act as development/tech lead and potentially scrum master, develop and implement new functionality, resolve issues, and deliver high quality robust solutions for an on-time release of the new platform.



  • Provide technical leadership and act as Scrum Master for a Team of 8-10 Dev, QA, and BA resources
  • Design, code, test, develop and document application programs for complex computer systems.
    • Analyze and perform modifications to and maintenance of highly complex operational programs and procedures
    • Document technical designs/solutions and program logic
    • Analyze system and programming logic
    • Program clear and concise solutions.
    • Write complete and detailed unit and integration tests
    • Maintain project status documentation
  • Participate and lead functional and technical reviews
  • Provide technical guidance and assistance to a team of developers and perform code reviews
  • Identifying process improvements and application enhancements
  • Evaluation, selection, and prototyping of technical architecture.

Number of Years of Work Experience: 8+ years


Required Skills: 

  • 8+ years of programming experience using Java, Java EE, and related technologies
  • 4+ years of experience with Web UI technologies including JavaScript, JavaScript Frameworks, HTML, CSS
  • Extensive Experience with Relation Database Systems, specifically SQL Server and Azure SQL
  • Experience Leading an Agile/Scrum Team
  • Experience with XML, JSON and related technologies
  • Experience with Angular and/or other UI Frameworks(JQuery, Bootstrap, etc)
  • Knowledge of Spring and other Java Frameworks
  • Experience with Tomcat and/or other Application Servers
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities with rapidly changing priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to interact with and accept direction from multiple managers and clients
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to define, plan and manage projects and supporting personnel

Preferred Skills: 

  • Experience developing secure, highly available, cloud applications(Azure)
  • Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo, or Crucible a plus
  • Experience with Git/Bitbucket and Eclipse
  • Knowledge of Elastic Search
  • Experience collaborating with teams across multiple geographic locations and timezones
  • Scrum Master Experience
  • Familiarity with Behavioral Driven Development (BDD).
  • Experience working in a cross-domain environment involving Java and other Open Source platforms.
  • Knowledge of Healthcare Information Systems.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field

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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