Principal Linux Software Application Engineer

Location US-MA-Burlington
Job ID
Research & Development - Software Engineer (Development or Programming)
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. 


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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

As a Principal Linux Application Software Engineer, you have the opportunity to join our expert team of software developers and technology generalists working on a core component of Nuance’s DAX (Dragon Ambient eXperience) software solution. DAX is our state-of-the-art technology in Conversational AI that is revolutionizing the Doctor/ Patient experience.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities


  • 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.
  • Being an experienced software application developer, you will manage or contribute to sizeable application projects.
  • All of your development work will contribute directly to commercialized solutions that will help drive Nuance’s most visionary programs forward.
  • Additionally, you will perform tasks related to securing and maintaining the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for




Education: B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering, or relevant work experience


Number of Years of Work Experience: 10+


Required Skills:

  • Embraces software development processes and software design principles.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on complex problems.
  • Ability to structure and organize medium-size software application projects.
  • Expertise in systems and application development
  • Expertise in C, C++, or Rust


Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with Linux container technology (e.g. Docker, runC)
  • Experience with gRPC, REST, or other API-oriented protocols
  • Understanding of Linux kernel internals
  • Can manage board bring-up, BSP integration, and Linux distribution build system (e.g. Yocto/Bitbake)

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 celebrates diversity and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action workplace. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, military and veteran status, disability, genetics, or any other category protected by law or Nuance policy.  If you need an accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5086 and let us know.

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