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Senior Research Engineer (Speech Recognition)

Location Aachen, Germany

Company Overview:

Wir bei Nuance ermöglichen es den Menschen problemlos mit ihren vernetzten Geräten und der digitalen Welt zu kommunizieren. Indem wir eine Welt schaffen, in der Menschen auf natürliche und intuitive Art und Weise mit Technik interagieren können, tragen wir dazu bei, dass die Technik dem menschlichen Handeln und Denken immer ähnlicher wird.

Unsere dynamische Technologie verwendet Analysetools und fortschrittlichste Algorithmen, um Gebrauchsgegenstände zum Leben zu erwecken und somit alltägliche Prozesse zu vereinfachen.

Werden Sie Teil unseres Mobile Team…; intelligente Systeme für unterwegs. Unsere Leidenschaft gilt der Entwicklung von intelligenten Interfaces, die es Menschen ermöglichen allein mit Hilfe ihrer Stimme mit ihren Autos, Smartphones und anderen Geräten zu kommunizieren.

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 Mobile team…;intelligent systems now ready for the road. We are passionate about developing intelligent interfaces that enable people to talk to their cars, phones, devices, and other smart “things”.

Job Summary:

This Research Engineering position is opened within the Core Technology Engine group, which is responsible for the development and maintenance of AI engines within Nuance. As a Senior Research Engineer you will be part of an energetic team developing a cutting-edge multi-platform speech recognizer in C++ and Python. You will help develop new algorithms and APIs, optimize code for speed and memory, and fix bugs. You will interact with clients in Research and Development.

Responsibilities: 

  • Be responsible for contributing to the on-going development of a multi-platform, multi-purpose speech recognition engine.
  • Write code to implement new features, analyze existing code, and correct, optimize and refactor it. 
  • Maintain and enhance systems that test the recognizer for correctness and performance.
  • Be responsible for fielding questions and requests from various in-house clients of the recognizer. 
  • Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for securing.

Qualifications:

Number of Years of Work Experience: 3+; promising graduates are encouraged to apply!

  • Good C++ software development skills.
  • Excellent algorithmic and analytical skills.

Preferred Skills: 

  • Understanding of speech recognition and deep learning algorithms
  • Knowledge of GPU-based/high performance computing
  • Experience with large software development projects
  • Fluency in Python
  • Knowledge of Unix / MacOS
  • Knowledge of software development for embedded platforms such as Android and iOS
  • Additional background in Linguistics and/or Mathematics.

Education: Master's in Computer Science (or higher) or equivalent experience 

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.

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