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Senior Research Engineer

Apply Job ID 1-41729 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:

Position summary:

India Research Data team at Nuance Communications, Inc. is seeking a skilled and motivated senior level research data engineer. The successful candidate will have expert knowledge and hands-on experience managing data and implementing data management tools and processes for large scale research data projects.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Initiate and monitor data pipelines processes and fix any issues as needed (keep data flowing).

  • Monitor storage resources and manage data retention (deletion) processes to ensure compliance.

  • Monitor and improve metadata management tools and manage related packages for Spark, grafana, Influxdb and other similar tools.

  • Create dashboards and reports.

  • Improve existing databases, create new ones as needed, DB maintenance including backups.

  • Implement tools and APIs that increase the usability of the data.

  • Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for securing

Knowledge, skills and qualifications:

Education: Minimum of BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent. Plus either 4+ years work experience or significant hands-on course work utilizing techniques for managing big data and databases.

Minimum years of work experience:4+

Required skills:

Python scripting, Linux tools and shell scripting, and source control.
Database maintenance and improvement including efficiency.
Ability to work proactively, collaboratively, and independently, including with remote international staff.
Proactive clear documentation, both of code and regular status.

Preferred skills:

Cloud storage and/or computing (Azure, GCP), including best practices for managing data efficiently.
Data security best practices for computing and automation, secure data transfer protocol including key based authentication and decryption.
Spark, Hive or other big data search.
Developing and deploying operational status dashboards using web based tools such as Grafana or Pulse.
Web app programming experience a plus (especially python)

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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