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NLU Specialist

Apply Job ID 1-41694 Date posted 07/30/2019 Location Turin, Italy

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Job Summary:


  • Analysis of customer requirements for realizing NLU on all supported platforms
  • Contribute to the development of procedures with the scope of optimize and simplify the activities of NLU models development.
  • Work with project team members, application development engineers and QA teams within the scope of one or more customer projects to realize the project deliverables.
  • Support our customers’ speech software teams to help them evaluate and integrate Nuance NLU embedded technology into successful products in an efficient way.


Education: Master University degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, Information technology or a compareable field. 
Work experience: 3+years

  • Good oral and written knowledge of the English language.
  • Good IT familiarity (usage of MS Office apps, version control, and other widely used software packages).
  • Usage of Linux command line to do basic tasks and run scripts.
  • Team player, good listener and communicator, customer focused.
  • Ability to work independently, but always as part of the NLU models team.
  • Ability to manage external part time workers.
  • Positive "can-do" attitude, well organized, focusing on achieving results cost-effectively.
  • Self-learner, with sense of initiative, and perseverance to deliver high quality work.

Preferred skills: 

  • Knowledge of other languages, especially “less common” ones (Arabic, Turkish and all Asiatic, East-European, Nordic, etc.).
  • Computational linguistics knowledge.
  • Background in speech technology or language processing.
  • Knowledge of programming and code development.
  • Advanced user of Windows/Office and Linux platforms.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.

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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