• Principal Software Engineer

    Location US-MA-Burlington
    Job ID
    Research & Development - Software Engineer (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 Healthcare team...caring for clinicians the way they care for patients. Beyond words. We create technology that lets clinicians capture and document care quickly and easily so they can focus their attention on their patients.


    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”.


    Join our Enterprise team…great customer service starts here. We design virtual assistants for intelligent and effortless customer service helping customers find the information they need using whatever channel they prefer.


    Join our Imaging team…greater document flexibility for more personal productivity.  We are passionate about designing and building secure technology that empowers companies to gain control of their document management processes and ensure their proprietary and customer information is protected.

    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 and improve Dragon integration with Nuance cloud services
    • 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 C#, .NET and ASP.NET experience
    • Solid JavaScript skills
    • Experience with SQL Server
    • Experience with Azure cloud deployments
    • Knowledge of C++, COM and ATL
    • 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
    • Solid skills with RESTful web services
    • Experience with Agile Scrum

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

    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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