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Senior Research Scientist, Automatic Speech Recognition

Location Burlington, Massachusetts; Montreal, Quebec; Quebec

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.

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:

Summary: Responsibilities comprise R&D around all aspects of real-world ASR systems. 

Responsibilities:

  • R&D into improving ASR in terms of key KPIs of compute cost, latency and accuracy
  • Planning and execution of research project in all aspect of Automatic Speech Recognition
  • Release of product deployment-ready ASR configurations
  • Development of ASR system build and improvement recipes on continuous streams of field data
  • Innovation around how we approach multi-lingual ASR
  • End2end assessment and tuning of distributed spoken dialogue systems
  • Coordination with engineering teams for getting research innovations into products and deployments
  • Pro-active monitoring of our deployments towards identification of short-comings and exploitable data
  • Monitoring of competition and academia, analysis of research innovations within and outside the company
  • Formulation of inventions towards patent applications

Qualifications

Number of Years of Work Experience: 2-4

Required Skills:

  • Research experience in automatic speech recognition and/or digital signal processing domain
  • Experience with Linux and scripting languages (perl, python, shell, cmd, ...)
  • Familiarity with programming languages (java, C/C++, ...)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creativity and strong problem solving skills
  • Excitement about real-world ASR deployments

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong scripting and coding skills
  • Familiarity with large compute clusters and parallization, HPC/Grid computing experience
  • Fair knowledge of client/server architectures, TCP/IP, HTTP, XML
  • Deep knowledge around all aspects of automatic speech recognition 
  • R&D experience in areas of Deep Learning, Big Data, LVCSR, NLU

Education: Master in CS or EE or equivalent, PhD. preferred

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 781-565-5000 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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