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Senior DevOps Engineer

Apply Job ID 1-41274 Date posted 07/02/2019 Location Chengdu, China

Company Overview:

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Job Summary:

Summary: The Nuance Cloud Services DEV is responsible for designing and developing real-time, multi-modal, personal agent applications for some of the world’s largest phone, automobile and other smart devices manufacturers.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Software Engineer to join a world-class team building server-side functionality that is at core of all Nuance's virtual agent applications powered by a diverse array of state-of-the-art technologies such as voice recognition, natural language understanding, big data, cloud computing, and more. The selected candidate will be responsible of developing and maintaining server-side components and frameworks, and have an impact on the evolution of a platform that is used by millions of users every day.


•Design, implement and support new and existing features and services in the Nuance Cloud Services (NCS) platform following an Agile Scrum process
•Collaborate with the QA engineers on test strategy definition
•Collaborate with the Deployment team on deployment and monitoring strategy
•Collaborate with the Doc team on official product documentation
•Help troubleshoot production issues (third level of support only)


Number of Years of Work Experience: 5+ years software industry experience.

Required Skills:

•Strong academic track record with relevant working experience
•Strong problem-solving skills and an insatiable desire to learn new technologies
•Intermediate or advanced Java EE programming skills.
•Hands on experience in object oriented design & server application development
•Knowledge of Unix/Linux OS and networking fundamentals
•Some knowledge of databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Cassandra)
•Fluent in English, both written and spoken
•Team player and a desire to help others

Preferred Skills:

•Experience with mobile client/server software architecture and SOA (Service-oriented Architecture)
•Direct hands-on involvement in a large project with high-scalability / high-availability requirements
•Experience with Spring, Maven
•Familiarity with the "container ecosystem" e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
•Familiarity with monitoring technologies e.g. Graphite, ELK
•Experience with big data processing frameworks e.g. Hadoop/HBase, Storm, Spark
•Familiarity with Subversion, GitLab, Jira
•Experience with C/C++
•Scripting experience e.g. bash, shell, python
•Speech recognition industry experience

Education: BS/MS University degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering, or equivalent. 

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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