• Sr. Linux Driver and Application 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.



    Job Summary

    You have the opportunity to join an expert team of hardware and software developers and technology generalists pushing the envelope of Nuance's technologies.  You will use your experience with operating system internals and real-time software to bridge the gap between prototype hardware and applications utilizing Nuance's industry-leading speech and AI technology.  Also being an experienced software application developer, you will manage or contribute to sizable application software projects for proving out our technology.  All of your development work will contribute directly to commercialized solutions that will help drive Nuance's most visionary programs forward. Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for secure.


    Education: Some preference for B.S. in Electrical or Computer Engineering or relevant work experience


    Required skills: 5+ years

    • Ability to work independently on complex issues and also in a collaborative environment
    • Understanding of real-time software principles such as parallel execution, synchronization and memory management
    • Experience customizing, building and integrating Linux based operating systems
    • Experience with low-level OS/platform, understanding of Linux kernel internals
    • Experience debugging and fixing complex driver issues
    • Can manage board bring up, BSP integration and Linux build system
    • Ability to read and understand schematics, datasheets, and other technical documentation
    • Embraces software development processes and software design principles
    • Ability to structure and organize medium-size software application projects
    • Inclination toward automation
    • Expertise in C and Python

    Preferred skills:

    • Experience debugging platform issues using debuggers, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, protocol analyzers, etc.
    • Good understanding of the Linux community and kernel development process
    • Git experience
    • Proven track record of upstream contributions to open source projects
    • Familiarity with operating system hardening technologies and SELinux
    • Linux container 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 781-565-5086 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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