[Elsnet-list] 3 open positions at Nuance

Holger Quast Holger.Quast at nuance.com
Wed Nov 21 19:25:37 CET 2007


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In order to strengthen our Embedded ASR Research team, we are looking for a:

       SOFTWARE ENGINEER SPEECH DIALOGUE TOOLS

As part of our team, you will be creating solutions for voice user interfaces for embedded applications on mobile and automotive platforms. 


OVERVIEW:

- You will work in Nuance's Embedded ASR R&D team, developing technology, tools, and run-time software to enable our customers to develop and test embedded speech applications. Together with our team of speech and language experts, you will work on natural language dialogue systems for our customers in the Automotive and Mobile sector. 
- You will work either at Nuance’s Office in Aachen, a beautiful, old city right in the heart of Europe with great history and culture, or at Nuance's International Headquarters in Merelbeke, a small town just 5km away from the heart of the vibrant and picturesque city of Ghent, in the Flanders region of Belgium. Both Aachen and Ghent offer some of the most spectacular historic town centers in Europe, and are home to large international universities. 
- You will work in an international company and cooperate with people on various locations including in Europe, America and Asia. You may occasionally be asked to travel.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

- You will work on the development of tools and solutions for cutting edge speech and language understanding technologies for automotive and mobile devices.
- You will work on enhancing various aspects of our advanced natural language dialogue system, such as the layer of connected applications, the configuration setup, inter-module communication, etc.
- In particular, you will be responsible for the design, implementation, evaluation, optimization and testing, and documentation of tools such as GUI and XML applications that are used to develop, configure, and fine-tune advanced dialogue systems.



QUALIFICATIONS:

- You have a university degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, computational linguistics, or a related field. 

- You have very strong software and programming skills, especially in C/C++, ideally also for embedded applications. 

- You have experience with Python or other scripting languages. 

- GUI programming experience is a strong asset.

The following skills are a plus:

- Understanding of communication protocols
- Understanding of databases 
- Understanding of computational agents and related frameworks (such as OAA).
- A background in (computational) linguistics, dialogue systems, speech processing, grammars, and parsing techniques, statistics and machine learning, especially as related to natural language processing, dialogue, and representation of information

- You can work both as a team player and as goal-oriented independent software engineer.

- You can work in a multi-national team and communicate effectively with people of different cultures. 

- You have a strong desire to make things really work in practice, on hardware platforms with limited memory and processing power.

- You are fluent in English and you can write high quality documentation.

- Knowledge of other languages is a plus.



CONTACT:

Please send your applications, including cover letter, CV, and related documents (maximum 5MB total for all documents, please) to

       Deanna Roe		Deanna.roe at nuance.com

Please make sure to document to us your excellent software engineering skills.



ABOUT US:

Nuance is the leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world.  Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance by calling directory assistance, requesting account information, dictating patient records, telling a navigation system their destination, or digitally reproducing documents that can be shared and searched.  With more than 3000 employees worldwide, we are committed to make the user experience more enjoyable by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Making each of those experiences productive and compelling is what Nuance is about. 

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In order to strengthen our Embedded ASR Research team, we are looking for a:

       RESEARCH ENGINEER SPEECH ENGINE

As part of our team, you will be creating solutions for voice user interfaces for embedded applications on mobile and automotive platforms. 


OVERVIEW:

- You will work in Nuance's Embedded ASR R&D team, developing, improving and maintaining core ASR engine algorithms for our customers in the Automotive and Mobile sector. 
- You will work either at Nuance’s Office in Aachen, a beautiful, old city right in the heart of Europe with great history and culture, or at Nuance's International Headquarters in Merelbeke, a small town just 5km away from the heart of the vibrant and picturesque city of Ghent, in the Flanders region of Belgium. Both Aachen and Ghent offer some of the most spectacular historic town centers in Europe, and are home to large international universities. 
- You will work in an international company and cooperate with people on various locations including in Europe, America and Asia. You may occasionally be asked to travel.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

- You will work on the developing, improving and maintaining core ASR engine algorithms for cutting edge speech and natural language understanding technologies for automotive and mobile devices.
- You will work on the design and development of more efficient, flexible ASR search algorithms with high focus on low memory and processor requirements.



QUALIFICATIONS:

- You have a university degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, computational linguistics, or a related field. PhD is a plus.

- A background in (computational) linguistics, speech processing, ASR search, confidence values, grammars, statistics and machine learning, especially as related to natural language processing.

- You have very strong software and programming skills, especially in C/C++, ideally also for embedded applications.

The following skills are a plus:

- You have experience with Python or other scripting languages. 

- Broad knowledge about architectures of embedded platforms and processors.

- Understanding of databases 

- You can work both as a team player and as goal-oriented independent software engineer.

- You can work in a multi-national team and communicate effectively with people of different cultures. 

- You have a strong desire to make things really work in practice, on hardware platforms with limited memory and processing power.

- You are fluent in English and you can write high quality documentation.

- Knowledge of other languages is a plus.



CONTACT:

Please send your applications, including cover letter, CV, and related documents (maximum 5MB total for all documents, please) to

       Deanna Roe		Deanna.roe at nuance.com

Please make sure to document to us your excellent software engineering skills.



ABOUT US:

Nuance is the leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world.  Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance by calling directory assistance, requesting account information, dictating patient records, telling a navigation system their destination, or digitally reproducing documents that can be shared and searched.  With more than 3000 employees worldwide, we are committed to make the user experience more enjoyable by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Making each of those experiences productive and compelling is what Nuance is about. 

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In order to strengthen our Embedded ASR Research team, we are looking for a:

       RESEARCH ENGINEER SPEECH DIALOGUE SYSTEMS

As part of our team, you will be creating speech technologies for embedded applications varying from simple command and control tasks up to natural language speech dialogues on mobile and automotive platforms. 


OVERVIEW:

- You will work in Nuance's Embedded ASR research and production team, creating technology, tools and runtime software to enable our customers develop embedded speech applications. In our team of speech and language experts, you will work on natural language dialogue systems that define the state of the art.
- You will work at Nuance's International Headquarters in Merelbeke, a small town just 5km away from the heart of the picturesque city of Ghent, in the Flanders region of Belgium. Ghent has one of the most spectacular historic town centers of Europe and is known for its unique vibrant yet cozy charm, and is home to a large international university.
- You will work in an international company and cooperate with people on various locations including in Europe, America, and Asia.  You may occasionally be asked to travel.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

- You will work on the development of cutting edge natural language dialogue and speech recognition technologies for automotive embedded systems and mobile devices. 
- You will design, implement, evaluate, optimize, and test new algorithms and tools for our speech recognition systems, both for research prototypes and deployed products, including all aspects of dialogue systems design, such as architecture, natural language understanding, dialogue modeling, statistical framework, and so forth.
- You will help the engine process multi-lingual natural and spontaneous speech in various noise conditions, given the challenging memory and processing power constraints of the embedded world.



QUALIFICATIONS:

- You have a university degree in computer science, (computational) linguistics, engineering, mathematics, physics, or a related field. A graduate degree is an asset.

- You have strong software and programming skills, especially in C/C++, ideally for embedded applications. Knowledge of Python or other scripting languages is a plus.

- You have experience in one or more of the following fields:
     dialogue systems
     applied (computational) linguistics
     natural language understanding
     language generation
     search engines
     speech recognition
     grammars and parsing techniques.
     statistics and machine learning techniques
     XML processing

- You are a team player, willing to take initiative and assume responsibility for your tasks, and are goal-oriented. 

- You can work in a multi-national team and communicate effectively with people of different cultures. 

- You have a strong desire to make things really work in practice, on hardware platforms with limited memory and processing power.

- You are fluent in English and you can write high quality documentation.

- Knowledge of other languages is a strong asset.



CONTACT:

Please send your applications, including cover letter, CV, and related documents (maximum 5MB total for all documents, please) to

       Deanna Roe		Deanna.roe at nuance.com



ABOUT US:

Nuance is the leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world.  Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance by calling directory assistance, requesting account information, dictating patient records, telling a navigation system their destination, or digitally reproducing documents that can be shared and searched.  With more than 3000 employees worldwide, we are committed to make the user experience more enjoyable by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Making each of those experiences productive and compelling is what Nuance is about. 


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