• Director, Corporate Research

    Location US-MA-Burlington
    Job ID
    Corporate Development - All Openings
    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



    Help management team in managing complex research operation to develop innovative technologies, achieve all business objectives with high operation efficiency and employee satisfactions.



    • Apply scientific knowledge and help research managers to plan, direct and manage complex and multiple corporate research programs and operations
    • Take initiatives to investigate operation efficiency of corporate research unique work situation, identify any blocking factor proactively, lead the process to research and develop innovative approaches to address operation issues, encourage sharing and implementation of operation “best-practices”
    • Manage a team of research project managers to successful create research plans based on business requirements and to execute these plans for on-time release of high quality research deliverables to engineering teams, across business units
    • Work with finance and research management team to plan, execute, track and report financial operation of corporate research to meet expenditure target
    • Coordinate internal communications within corporate research teams, internal communications to other corporate/business units as well as external communication to outside company
    • Support Human Resource and research managers in all people management activities, including talent recruiting, employment goal setting and performance assessment processes
    • Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for securing



    • post-graduate degree in science, engineering or management or equivalent experience


    Minimum years of work experience:

    • 12+ (or equivalent higher learning)


    Required skills:

    • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skill
    • Extensive experience of cross-team R&D program/project management
    • Excellent communication and people/relationship management skill
    • Good background and experience in research and/or research management
    • Out-of-box thinking, solid process management
    • Self-motivated, strong desire and drive for excellence


    Preferred skills:

    • Good understanding in ASR, NLP and/or other areas of AI technology

    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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