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Resident Engineer - Software testing (Automotive)

Apply Job ID 1-41652 Date posted 06/29/2019 Location Sindelfingen, 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 customer on top leading-edge technology driving innovation in the automotive marketplace. Working closely with our customer’s and the Nuance project team, you will be responsible for technical support and strengthening the communication between customer and Nuance. 

As a Resident Engineer you are in charge of an efficient and technically solid daily communication with the different suppliers and our customer. The position requires the Resident Engineer being on customer 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 customer and actively discuss status of bug reports and Nuance deliveries 
  • 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. 
  • Define and optimize processes for software integration and deployment.
  • Deploy speech software on embedded target platform 


Education: Bachelors or Graduate University degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Software Engineering, Test Engineering 

Minimum years of work experience: ideally 2+years 

Required skills:

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

Preferred skills: 

  • Experience with automotive software development
  • Experience with speech recognition or related technologies

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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