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Automotive Resident Engineer - Software Automation and Test

Apply Job ID 1-39410 Date posted 09/16/2019 Location Erlangen, Germany

Company Overview:

Today, we have some exciting news to share, as we officially announce the name of Nuance’s upcoming Automotive spin-off: Cerence! Upon spinning off from Nuance on October 1, our Automotive team will begin a new journey as Cerence, a pure-play, next-generation automotive software company fully focused on providing intelligent mobility solutions to our customers. “Cer” that rhymes with “air,” “ence” that rhymes with “sense,” Cerence is a new word for a new company. Visit to follow along with our journey!

Mit Stolz möchten wir heute offiziell den Namen für unser geplantes Automotive Spin-off bekanntgeben: Cerence! Ab dem 1. Oktober 2019 begibt sich unser Automotive Team mit Cerence auf einen neuen Weg - ein Automobilsoftwareunternehmen der neuen Generation, das sich der Bereitstellung intelligenter Mobilitätslösungen für unsere Kunden widmet. „Cer“ reimt sich auf das englische Wort für Luft „air“ und „ence“ ähnelt dem englischen Wort für Sinn „sense“; Cerence ist ein neues Wort für eine neue Firma. Verfolgen Sie unsere spannende Reise auf

Job Summary:

Fantastic opportunity to work in conjunction with a Nuance partner on top leading-edge technology driving innovation in the automotive marketplace. Working closely with our partner’s and the Nuance project team, you will be responsible for technical support and strengthening the communication between partner and Nuance. 

As a Resident Engineer you are in charge of an efficient and technically solid daily communication with the different software suppliers and our partner. The position requires the Resident Engineer being on partner premises on a regular basis and is key for the success of the project.

Moreover, all Nuance deliveries must be tested on a weekly basis in target cars at our partner's premises and in case of issues it is required to extract proper log-files, to do a first technical defect analysis and to perform initial categorization and bug-triaging together with our partners.


  • Attending regular technical meetings with partner and actively discuss status of bug reports and Nuance deliveries
  • Attending bug-triaging meetings
  • Testing Nuance deliveries in target cars, alone and together with the customer
  • Extracting log-files from cars in case of issues
  • Supporting technical defect analysis
  • Flashing cars and test benches with latest baselines from partner and updating Nuance software as needed
  • Regular status reporting to Nuance project manager and higher management
  • Integrate software components from internal suppliers.
  • Set up and maintain Jenkins jobs for automated build, integration and test of speech software is a plus.
  • Define and optimize processes for software integration and deployment.
  • Deploy speech software on embedded target platform
  • Setup and maintain automated transfer of deliverables on customer’s collaboration platform.
  • Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for securing


Number of Years of Work Experience: 4

  • Software configuration and integration knowledge
  • Experience in software testing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in German and English
  • Positive "can-do" attitude, well organized, focusing on achieving results
  • Strong personality to build the bridge between customer and Nuance
  • Ability and willingness to handle occasional peak demands
  • Practical experience in software revision control systems as Perforce or Git and related processes.
  • Expert Experience in operation systems Linux and Windows.
  • Willingness to travel to Aachen, Ulm or Ingolstadt on occasion to attend Nuance internal meetings/trainings or for customer meetings
  • Driving license (legally recognized in Germany)

Preferred Skills:

  • Good programming skills. Highly required Python and C/C++.
  • Experience with automotive software development
  • Experience with speech recognition or related technologies

Education: Bachelor's or Graduate University degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Software Engineering, Test Engineering

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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