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Software Engineer (Automotive)

Apply Job ID 1-41251 Date posted 05/24/2019 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 Software Engineer you wil be porting and integration of the DragonDrive framework Software to new embedded platforms and operating systems in automotive consumer environment. Your main tasks will be integration, building, testing and delivery of DDFW to various customer projects. 


  • Contribute to Nuance’s Dragon Drive product development
  • Analyze product requirements to define SW features, configuration and setup
  • Define project specific framework software architecture
  • Develop framework specific features and extensions
  • Support software porting and integration activities for customer platforms
  • Generation of software release notes and maintenance of process documentation
  • Optimize software configuration for specific customer projects
  • Create and maintain integration test specification according to system requirements
  • 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: 2- 5

  • Strong C/C++ and Python programming skills.
  • Experienced in multi-threading software development for embedded systems.
  • Experienced with embedded HW and operating OS like Linux, Android.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English skills.
  • Team player, willing to work in a diverse environment with a geographically distributed, international team of experts.
  • Self-learner, strong sense of initiative, and perseverance to deliver high quality work consistently.

Preferred Skills:

  • Agile software development methods (Scrum)
  • Software development and testing, process and methods, techniques and tools.
  • Debugging techniques (tools, methods, best practices).
  • Development of SW operating under Real-Time constraints.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in German is a plus. 

Education: Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or equivalent 

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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