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NLU Manager

Apply Job ID 1-41925 Date posted 07/29/2019 Location Bellevue, Washington

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Job Summary:


The candidate will manage a team of NLU developers located in Bellevue, WA. The team’s purpose will be to develop NLU tools and models for Automotive customers.  They will work closely with project teams to analyze customer requirements and with Language Experts to localize NLU models for various languages.

Principal duties and responsibilities 

  • NLU development in automotive projects, in particular:
  • Mange team of NLU Specialists.
  • Analysis of customer requirements for realizing NLU on embedded platforms.
  • Work with R&D teams on improving techniques and processes
  • Work project teams to estimate and schedule required work

Knowledge, skills and qualifications 
Education: Master’s degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, Information technology or a comparable field. 
Minimum years of work experience: 7

Required skills:

  • Effective people manager
  • Ability to lead and provide vision.
  • Customer focus
  • Experience with machine learning techniques
  • Experiences in programming (particularly Python and regular expressions).
  • Good listener and communicator, who can represent Nuance professional services at the customer’s premises or in written and oral communications with customers.
  • Positive "can-do" attitude, well organized, focusing on achieving results cost-effectively.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Ability to work independently, including at customer premises, but always as part of the NLU team.
  • Self-learner, with sense of initiative, and perseverance to deliver high quality work
  • Experience with Natural Language Understanding or statistical / semantic language modelling.

Preferred skills: 

  • Experience with C# or Java, SQL database programming

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 Communication Inc.  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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