• Software Engineer Intern

    Location US-MA-Burlington
    Job ID
    Intern - Intern
    Pos. Type
  • 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

    Nuance’s GlobalR&D CoreTech teams develop software components including automatic speech recognition (ASR), voice biometrics, and other technologies.  These are used for a variety of Nuance products including cloud-based ASR for transaction, transcription, IVR, and security solutions.  Middleware is developed to both simplify usage of the complex technology on behalf of product engineering, and to allow research engineers to develop, test, and deploy algorithms to using the software components that satisfy the product requirements. The middleware is developed in C++ supporting multiple operating platforms such as Intel/Windows, Intel/Linux, ARM/Android. Python is used heavily for testing, and development processes. 


    Development activities will involve working with the speech recognition software stack, and software components used for speaker identification and fraud detection.


    The task of this internship is to participate in the ongoing development of this middleware, contributing to refactoring, testing, code cleanup, automation, and documentation.


    Position Summary:

    • Under guidance of a senior engineer, contribute to testing and maintenance of C++ software used in the speech recognition middleware
    • Working in Burlington MA office, with local and remote team members



    • C++ & OOD software refactoring, cleanup

    • Participate in code review processes

    • Develop and maintain software regression tests

    • Contribute to development of automated software documentation




    Education: BS or MS in progress 

    Number of Years of Work Experience: 0


    Required Skills:

    • Experience programming C++

    • Knowledge of object-oriented design (OOD)

    • Familiarity using Microsoft Developer Studio

    • Experience with Python


    Preferred Skills:

    • Experience with gitlab and Perforce source control systems

    • Familiarity with Lua a plus

    • Familiarity with usage of Linux/Unix a plus

    • Familiarity with Android/ARM development


    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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