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Applied Research Scientist - Speech Recognition

Apply Job ID 1-43834 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 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 speech recognition technology and 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:

  • Train and optimize language models and sequence-to-sequence models for speech recognition of English language
  • Apply the latest research results, investigate and understand differences between alternative approaches
  • Implement and improve tools, algorithms, and prototypes
  • Define metrics, prepare data sets, run experiments, analyze, evaluate
  • Work closely together with a team of speech recognition experts and present results and ideas to peers and managers

You should have:

  • MSc. or PhD in Computer Sciences, Speech Recognition, Machine Learning, or similar fields like Physics or Mathematics, or equivalent work experience
  • Hands-on experience with deep learning technologies like DNNs and RNNs
  • Experience with TensorFlow or similar frameworks
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python
  • Fluency with Unix/Linux, shell scripting
  • Good written and spoken communication skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Hands-on experience with modern speech recognition technologies like DNNs and RNNs
  • Hands-on experience with sequence-to-sequence modelling techniques in NLU
  • Solid machine learning background
  • Experience in C++
  • Linguistics

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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