• 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



    Join an energetic team developing, testing, and integrating advanced audio processing technology for multi-user speech applications on embedded platforms.  This research engineering position is with the Core Technology Engine group, responsible for the development, productization and maintenance of all AI engines within Nuance.




    • Provide C++ and C software support for research team and product engineering with emphasis on usage, evaluation, and development of audio processing technology.
    • Integrate support of Nuance’s speech signal enhancement software on embedded device.
    • Develop test infrastructure supporting researchers in evaluating performance of speech signal processing technology.
    • Collaborate with researchers for integration of advanced and emerging audio processing solutions
    • Analyze and refactor signal enhancement code



    Number of Years of Work Experience: 1-2 years


    Required Skills:


    • Experience developing using object oriented design principles with C++ (or other programming language)
    • Experience working on large (100K+ lines of code) code base
    • Experience with research engineering role with emphasis on algorithmic efficiency in production-quality code
    • Understanding of computer science principles and application to software development practices
    • Experience with Python
    • Refactoring experience dealing with legacy code (preferably C or C++)
    • Experience developing for Linux OS environments
    • Proven success working in a small team environment amidst several other teams contributing to the product development.
    • Interested in speech recognition technology and the ability to grasp algorithms quickly.
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills (listening and delivering).
    • Ability to work with cross-disciplinary teams local and remote (spread over many countries and continents).

    Preferred Skills:


      • Experience with Tensorflow
      • Experience with git and JIRA
      • Experience developing on Android platform.
      • Programming skills with MATLAB
      • Experience with audio processing
      • Background knowledge and hands-on experiences with signal processing technologies.
      • Good knowledge on acoustic echo cancellation, beamforming and noise reduction technology
      • Academic or professional background in digital signal processing, speech and audio Science  processing or similar

    Education: The candidate should have a Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Computer Science 

    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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