• Senior Research Engineer

    Location US-MA-Burlington
    Job ID
    Research & Development - Research Engineering
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Company Overview

    Nuance is the pioneer and leader in conversational artificial intelligence (AI) innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. We deliver solutions that understand, analyze, and respond to people, amplifying human intelligence to increase productivity and improve security. With decades of both domain and AI expertise, we work with thousands of organizations across a wide range of industries.


    Join our team! At Nuance, we are constantly reinventing how people connect with technology and with each other. Our AI-powered solutions empower organizations to transform “business as usual.” For decades, the world’s leading financial, healthcare, telecommunications, retailers, and government organizations have trusted Nuance to bring them award-winning solutions that deliver more meaningful outcomes and empower a smarter, more connected world. From clinical speech recognition technologies that free physicians to spend more time caring for patients to real-time intelligence that powers billions of customer interactions, we’re deeply committed to helping organizations push the boundaries of what’s possible.

    Job Summary

    Position Summary:


    The person will be part of an energetic team developing a cutting-edge multi-platform speech recognizer in C++ and Python. They will help develop new algorithms and APIs, support deployment mechanisms, optimize code for speed and memory, and fix bugs. They will interact with internal clients in Research and Engineering teams.


    Principal duties and responsibilities:


    The candidate will be responsible for contributing to the on-going development of a multi-platform, multi-purpose speech recognition engine. They will write code to implement new features, as well as analyze existing code for applying improvements and optimizations. They will help maintain and enhance systems that test the recognizer for correctness and performance. They will also be responsible for fielding questions and requests from various in-house clients of the recognizer.


    Knowledge, skills and qualifications


    Education: Masters in Computer Science (or higher) or equivalent experience


    Minimum years of work experience: 3+ (or equivalent higher learning)


    Required skills: Good C++ and Python software development skills. Excellent algorithmic and analytical skills.


    Preferred skills:  


    Understanding of speech recognition and deep learning algorithms; Knowledge of deep learning toolkits such as TensorFlow; Experience with client-server frameworks for cloud-based deployment (e.g. Kubernetes); Knowledge of GPU-based / high performance computing; Experience with large software development projects; Knowledge of Unix / MacOS; Knowledge of software development for embedded platforms such as Android and iOS.

    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 Communications, Inc. (“Nuance”) 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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