• Research Engineer

    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:


    • Implement new algorithms and product features
    • Improve speed, footprint and scability of the system in various platforms
    • Run system tests, analyze test results and/or customer reported issues, locate problem areas, find root causes and fix issues
    • Support other engineers for system integration and application development

    Required Skills:         

    • Strong algorithmic and software skill, especially in Object Oriented (Java or C++) and in designing architectures that generalize well
    • Working knowledge in speech recognition, natural language processing, dialog management and artificial intelligence in general
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Accomplished coder – can realize research ideas effectively
    • Experience running configuration experiments for ease-of-deployment proof-of-concept
    • 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

    Preferred Skills:       

    • Additional skills (C++, JavaScript, Docker, hibernate, python, tomcat, REST, git)
    • Knowledge representation & ontology design and development (json, XML, OWL, SparQL)
    • Experience with statistical modeling in speech recognition, natural language processing and dialog systems
    • Machine learning
    • Data mining and keen interest in research


    • 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

    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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