• Applications Scientist

    Location US-MA-Burlington | Germany-Aachen
    Job ID
    Research & Development - Speech Science
    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.

    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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    Principal Responsibilities:


    • Improve performance and develop features of Nuance AI systems for different languages, application domains and/or customer projects
    • Make use of collected and deployment data, use data driven approach for model optimization and parameter turning
    • Test and document system performances and functionalities
    • Analyze test results and/or customer reported issues, locate problem areas, find root causes and fix issues
    • Automate routine workflows

    Required skills:


    • Experience in one or more of the following areas: speech recognition, natural language processing, dialog, question and answering, reasoning
    • Good troubleshooting and data analysis skills
    • Good programming skills (especially scripting to support research experiments)
    • 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:


    • Experience or knowledge in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, statistical modeling, deep learning, numerical optimization
    • Native or near-native speaking and writing skills in one of the following languages: Mandarin, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish
    • Strong experience working in Linux environment


    • Degree in computer science, computational linguistics, EE, math or related field or equivalent work experience
    • Advanced degree (MS/PhD) in the above listed field are preferred


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