• Software Developer in Test (SDET)

    Location US-MI-Farmington Hills
    Job ID
    Professional Services - 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.


    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

    The Software Developer in Test will work on Automotive Professional Services project teams that integrate and deliver Nuance state-of-the-art speech recognition and text-to-speech products to embedded platforms for major automotive and consumer electronics companies.

    You will be closely working together with our customers’ integration teams to help them include Nuance technologies into successful products in an efficient way. As an Automation Engineer in the Professional Services team, you will be responsible for documenting, developing and executing functional and system tests to verify the software quality of Nuance deliveries in the integrated embedded product platform. The candidate should be a good team player with strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills.


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities


    • Analyze new features and write & maintain functional, system test cases
    • Develop scripts for automation of functional testing operating on PC and embedded platforms
    • Execution of test plans using customer supplied embedded systems
    • Analysis of test results (test log review and triage of defects)
    • Creation of test reports, documentation of software defects
    • Work in an Agile environment


    Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications


    Education: Bachelors or Graduate University degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent

    Minimum years of work experience: +3 years

    Required skills: Good knowledge on software QA methodologies, tools and processes


    • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test cases
    • Programming skills with fluency in one or more scripting languages (Python, Perl).
    • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot problems quickly and creatively
    • Experience with embedded systems, real-time operating systems, and embedded software development (eg. iOS, Android, Linux, QNX).
    • Demonstrated ability to set-up communication hardware, flashing firmware, and basic issues troubleshooting
    • Excellent oral and written skills in English
    • Positive "can-do" attitude, well organized, focusing on achieving results cost-effectively.
    • Initiative and perseverance to deliver high quality work


    Preferred skills:

    • Fluency in a second language (European or Asian languages preferred)
    • Knowledge of a software development process (e.g. Agile)

    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 781-565-5086 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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