• Research Scientist

    Location US-MA-Burlington | Germany-Aachen
    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 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

    Principal Responsibilities:


    • Conduct research and experiments to improve accuracy, speed and expand features of Nuance AI systems
    • Implement, analyze and improve performance of in-house and external algorithms
    • Propose and evaluate methods for scalable development across domains and languages
    • Report research results in the form of technical reports and presentations, formulation of inventions towards patent applications
    • Participate in integration of new algorithms into a demo or production platform

    Required Skills:


    • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, statistical modeling, deep learning, numerical optimization, data mining, algorithm design
    • Experience in one or more of the following areas: speech recognition, natural language processing, dialog, question and answering, knowledge representation, reasoning
    • Strong programming, debugging and data analysis skills; able to prototype research ideas effectively
    • Experience running accuracy experiments and systematically improving performance
    • Should be able to take initiative, but also follow a plan and work well as part of a team
    • Good communication skills (written and oral).

    Preferred Skills:

    • Strong experience in a programming (C++ or Java) and a scripting language (e.g. Python)
    • Strong experience working in Linux environment
    • Expertise with open source deep learning frameworks (TensorFlow, PyTorch, Theano, CNTK etc)
    • Familiar with large computing cluster and parallel computing


    • Degree in computer science (or similar field) or equivalent work experience
    • Advanced degree (MS/PhD) in the above listed fields are strongly 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 781-565-5086 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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