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Research Engineer – DL Tools

Apply Job ID 1-41678 Date posted 07/30/2019 Location Bengaluru, India

Company Overview:

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.  

Job Summary:

Summary: We have an exciting opportunity for a software developer looking to work in deep learning - we are currently hiring a Research Engineer to work in our Tools Research group, responsible for the development and maintenance of key ASR/NLU model training toolkits and work in an agile/scrum environment to enable research-facing functionalities, deliver high quality software, respond user requests and inquiries.

The position is temp with goal to subsequently convert to a sustained role.

Responsibilities: As a research engineer in the tools team, you will work with technical lead and team members to:

• Work with researchers and engineers to design, develop and evaluate research tools, support both fast research cycles and stable production code.
• Implement new features, which may come from researchers or tool users, into the toolkit
• Improve performance (speed, efficiency, and robustness) of the toolkit
• Evaluate, prototype and introduce new technologies to the toolkit
• Maintain high quality software
• Respond user requests and inquiries
• Participate in continuous learning of deep learning/machine learning technologies


Number of Years of Work Experience: 0-2

Required Skills:

• Excellent Python programming skills.
• Solid Unix/Linux knowledge and shell scripting.
• Hands-on experience with neural networks/deep learning training system
• Experience in deep learning frameworks such as Tensorflow, tensor2tensor
• Demonstrate continuous learning and result-driven attitude.

Preferred Skills:

• Experience in Cloud environment, Slurm, Kubernetes, Kubeflow, Docker, Singularity
• Experience in development and maintenance of large software system and/or opensource software
• Solid understanding of ML pipelines: data processing, feature extraction, modelling, training, deployment, monitoring
• Proficient with both Python and C++
• Experience with multi-disciplinary global teams, work with remote teams

Education: M.S. in Computer Science 2+ yr experience or PhD in ML/ASR/NLP 

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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