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Research Software Developer - Dialog Manager/NLG (Automotive)

Apply Job ID 1-41034 Date posted 06/17/2019 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:

We are looking for a developer with an interest in research to help productize innovative proposals based on leading edge research topics that include Dialog, Natural Language Generation (NLG), and Statistical Modeling. You will join our Dialog Research team, part of core research team in the Automotive department. You will contribute to the next generation of our in-car voice user interface and virtual assistant.


  • You will contribute to the Nuance Dialog Manager and its NLG-component. (NLG:Natural Language Generation)
  • You will learn about new technologies coming either from Nuance or from the Research community.
  • You will interact with our research teams and help protoype new ideas to enhance Nuance Solution.
  • You will need to interact, and create synergies, with other teams located across the world. Those teams include Engineering and Product Management.
  • You will need to provide estimates and implementation proposal.


Number of Years of Work Experience: 0-1

  • Excellent C/C++ or Java programming skills
  • Excellent algorithmic skills
  • Programming skills in Java, Javascript, Python
  • Knowledge of Computational Linguistic or Language Engineering 
  • Unix/Linux environment
  • Fast learner and eager to learn new technologies
  • Fluent in English (oral and written)

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of Dialog Management and NLG
  • Knowledge of Machine learning
  • Knowledge of languages other than English, such as e.g. German, Mandarin, etc...
  • Knowledge of the micro service architecture (docker, K8s)
  • Knowledge of embedded platforms

Education: Master degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer, Engineering or similar fields 

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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