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System Engineer (Automotive)

Apply Job ID 1-40612 Date posted 09/16/2019 Location Ulm, 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:

As a System Engineer you will be responsibile for technical requirement analysis and tracking of the external and internal requirements for project related features.

You will also analyse reported errors, assign them to responsible teams, follow up and monitor the correction progress and actively evaluate technical solutions and interface proposals.

The focus will be to coordinate all activities, features and bug fixes on the project according to the customer requirements and the project needs.


  • Support the SW project in technical clarification, breakdown and tracking of requirements, e.g. transform customer requirements to internal SW requirements
  • Pre-analysis and tracking of reported SW defects
  • Track the end to end progress of the SW requirements and defect from the definition to the verification
  • Tailor the generic process descriptions for requirements and defect management to the project’s needs
  • Assign requirements and defects to responsible departments based on SW architecture
  • Monitor and report the progress of SW requirements and errors in the implementation process
  • Ensure the traceability of requirements and errors and support the life cycle process definition
  • Be up to date on technology development and challenge yourself to deliver best-in class solutions to our customers


Number of Years of Work Experience: ideally 2 years, promising graduates are encouraged to apply!

  • Experience with software development life cycle
  • Experience in a common requirement and bug-fixing management tools (DOORS, Jira,…;)
  • Advanced Communication and Presentation Skills (customer, internal)
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English and German

Preferred skills:

  • Project management skills and knowledge in common project management methods.
  • Knowledge in documentation management to make technical supplemental documentation.
  • Experiences in agile method of project execution.
  • Experience with Automotive quality management, e.g. ASPICE
  • Experience with speech recognition or related technologies is an advantage

Education: Bachelors 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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