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Applied Research Scientist, Speech Recognition - Acoustics

Apply Job ID 1-43858 Date posted 02/11/2020 Location Vienna, Austria

Company Overview:

Nuance is the pioneer and leader in conversational artificial intelligence (AI) innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. We deliver solutions that understand, analyze, and respond to people, amplifying human intelligence to increase productivity and improve security. With decades of both domain and AI expertise, we work with thousands of organizations across a wide range of industries.

Join our team! At Nuance, we are constantly reinventing how people connect with technology and with each other. Our AI-powered solutions empower organizations to transform “business as usual.” For decades, the world’s leading financial, healthcare, telecommunications, retailers, and government organizations have trusted Nuance to bring them award-winning solutions that deliver more meaningful outcomes and empower a smarter, more connected world. From clinical speech recognition technologies that free physicians to spend more time caring for patients to real-time intelligence that powers billions of customer interactions, we’re deeply committed to helping organizations push the boundaries of what’s possible.

Job Summary:

The Nuance Healthcare vision is a world where technology enhances the ability for clinicians to take care of their patients and doesn’t get in the way.  As an Applied Research Scientist in Speech Recognition – Acoustics  you’ll work with a multi-disciplinary and highly motivated team of scientists and engineers, most of which are based in Vienna, Austria.  You will help us improve our signal processing, machine learning and speech recognition technology for clinical documentation solutions. This technology impacts the daily work of healthcare providers and is used in products such as Dragon Medical One and PowerScribe 360.

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • Performing acoustic experiments (defining room setups, instruments, measurement procedures, etc.)
  • Performing speech recognition experiments and studies
  • Collaboration on design, debugging, validation and optimization of microphone array systems
  • Research and implementation of algorithms and methods in signal processing area

You should have:

  • MSc or PhD in Acoustics, Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar field, or equivalent work experience
  • Hands on experience in audio measurements
  • Signal processing knowledge
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Matlab, Python and shell scripts
  • Fluency with Unix/Linux
  • Good written and spoken communication skills

Preferred skills

  • Experience with microphone arrays (or related technologies)
  • Speech recognition experience
  • Knowledge of modern machine learning techniques
  • Experience in C++

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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