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NLU Research Engineer (Automotive)

Apply Job ID 1-41692 Date posted 07/08/2019 Location Merelbeke, Belgium

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!

Job Summary:

As NLU Research Engineer you will part of an experienced team to develop the state-of-the-art technology that is used in the automotive world allowing smart human-machine interaction with the car. The research you contribute to is required to bring essential innovation to both our products and our AI training frameworks.


  • You will learn about and keep yourself up to date on state-of-the-art about NLP/NLU
  • Analyze various types of data in view of NLU modeling
  • Develop and maintain NLU models
  • Incorporate new technology into existing frameworks
  • Test and analyze the performance of the next-generation systems in an integrated end-to-end setup
  • Report research results in the form of technical reports and presentations
  • Support professional services teams in the context of customer projects
  • Develop tools for improving the AI training environment
  • Assist team members in research tasks     

Education: Master University degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, Information technology or a comparable field. 

Work experience: 1 + years 

  • Good software development skills in Python, Java, C and/or C++
  • Familiar with Windows and Linux environments
  • You have a good understanding of supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms and data mining techniques
  • You are passionate about working with data
  • Fluent in English (oral and written)
  • A strong sense of precision and quality
  • You can work individually on complex tasks and report results to stakeholders
  • You are also a team player, willing to take initiative, and goal-oriented.
  • You have a great sense of humor

Preferred skills: 

  • Experience in NLP/NLU 
  • Experience with compute farms and grid software is a plus
  • Knowledge of deep learning and other machine learning techniques
  • Knowledge of semantic web technologies is considered a plus
  • Knowledge of additional languages than your mother language or having a strong affinity with language

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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