[Elsnet-list] jobs at nuance

Steven Krauwer s.krauwer at uu.nl
Thu Feb 18 15:39:01 CET 2010


1 .        Title - Development / Speech Integration Engineer

Location – Merelbeke Belgium

Role Type – Permanent



Company overview



Nuance Mobile builds innovative, intelligent and intuitive touch and 
speech interfaces to simplify and enhance the way people interact with 
mobile devices, applications, and services.  Nuance Mobile solutions 
make mobile devices and in-car systems easier to use, automate customer 
self-service, and optimize the access and discovery of even the most 
advanced mobile applications and content - regardless of technical 
know-how, location, environment, or physical and literacy capabilities.



Fuelled by a rapidly growing number of customers adding speech and 
natural language technology to their cars and navigation devices, Nuance 
offers an exciting opportunity for a Development / Speech Integration 
Engineer in its Embedded R&D department.



For more information, please see www.nuance.com.



Nuance is an equal opportunity employer.



To be considered an applicant, please submit your resume to this job at: 
  http://www.nuance.com/company/careers/





Role



Nuance is seeking a Development/Speech integration Engineer who 
possesses a solid background in application programming and embedded 
systems.

Candidates should enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative 
atmosphere that applies speech science in a commercial, result driven 
and customer oriented setting.



In this role, you will be responsible for porting Nuance 
state-of-the-art speech recognition and text to speech products to 
different embedded platforms typically found in the automotive or mobile 
market. As development engineer in the Professional Services team, you 
will be in close contact with the research lab developing the 
technologies, and will be contributing to speech enabling, automotive 
hands-free car-kits, automotive and mobile navigation systems, or 
similar kind of devices where speech is bringing clear added value. You 
will be working together with our customers' integration teams to help 
them including our technologies into successful products in an efficient 
way. While most of the job will take place in our offices in Merelbeke, 
a few short trips per year inside or outside Europe might be possible.



  Qualifications required

·       Bachelors or Graduate University degree in Electrical 
Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent. Newly 
graduated or having a few years of professional experience

·       Fluent in English, both written and spoken

·       Strong C/C++ programming skills

·       Good software/system problem-solving skills

·       ability to travel for short trips

·       Strong team player, capable to work independently when needed

·       Self learner, with sense of initiative, and perseverance to 
deliver high quality work

·       Strong analytical and problem solving skills and ability to 
troubleshoot issues

·       Positive "can-do" attitude, well organized, focusing on 
achieving results cost-effectively

·       Good judgment and quick-thinking

·       Excellent written and verbal communications skills

·       Ability to scope work taking technical, business and time-frame 
constraints into consideration

·       Mastering Office applications



Beneficial Skills:



·       Experience with embedded hardware platforms, operating systems, 
and software development

·       Knowledgeable about audio streaming technologies, real-time 
protocols, codecs, signal processing

·       Knowledgeable about WinCe, Linux, QNX, or uItron

·       User interface development and/or testing experience

·       Experience with mobile platforms such as Android

·       Operational knowledge of other languages (French or other





2.         Title - Speech Scientist

Location –  Aachen or Ulm or Merelbeke

Role Type –  Permanent



Company overview



Nuance Mobile builds innovative, intelligent and intuitive touch and 
speech interfaces to simplify and enhance the way people interact with 
mobile devices, applications, and services.  Nuance Mobile solutions 
make mobile devices and in-car systems easier to use, automate customer 
self-service, and optimize the access and discovery of even the most 
advanced mobile applications and content – regardless of technical 
know-how, location, environment, or physical and literacy capabilities.



Fuelled by a rapidly growing number of customers adding speech and 
natural language technology to their cars and navigation devices, Nuance 
offers an exciting opportunity for a Speech Scientist in its Embedded 
R&D department.



For more information, please see www.nuance.com.



Nuance is an equal opportunity employer.



To be considered an applicant, please submit your resume to this job at: 
  http://www.nuance.com/company/careers/



Role



Nuance is seeking a Speech Scientist who possesses a solid background in 
speech recognition and acoustic modeling.  Candidates should enjoy 
working in a fast-paced, collaborative atmosphere that applies speech 
technology in a commercial, result driven, and customer oriented setting.



The candidate will join an experienced international team with expertise 
in creating, optimizing and testing state-of-the-art ASR solutions for 
embedded devices. The position is located either at our Aachen or Ulm 
office in Germany or at our Merelbeke office in Belgium.



Responsibilities



As part of the worldwide Embedded R&D organization, you will be 
contributing to the development of embedded and distributed speech 
recognition technology for the Mobile and Automotive markets.



Representative tasks will include:

·       Training of acoustic models or statistical language models for 
various languages.

·       Localizing speech recognition systems toward specific 
markets/languages.

·       Contributing to the improvement, design, implementation, 
evaluation, optimization and testing of new algorithms, tools and processes.

·       Supporting our professional services teams and contributing to 
customer project success.

·       Assisting senior team members in research tasks.

Qualifications required

·       MSc degree in linguistics, engineering, mathematics or physics.

·       A PhD on speech processing or similar research experience is a 
strong plus.

·       Experience in acoustic modeling, NLU or statistical language 
modeling is recommended.

·       Additional background in computational linguistics is a plus.

·       Working in Windows and Linux environments comes naturally to 
you. Experience with computing farms and grid software is welcome.

·       You are knowledgable about small, embedded platforms and 
requirements of software applications designed for them.

·       Good software skills are required, especially scripting language 
like Perl or Python in a Linux/Unix environment, and knowledge of C/C++.

·       Experience in speech processing or machine learning techniques 
is an asset.

·       You are a team player, willing to take initiative, and are goal 
oriented.

·       You have a strong sense of precision and quality in your daily job.

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

·       You illustrate your interest in languages by speaking at least 
two other languages.



3.         Role Title - Speech Scientist

Location – Aachen or Ulm

Role type – Permanent



Company overview



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



Nuance Mobile builds innovative, intelligent and intuitive touch and 
speech interfaces to simplify and enhance the way people interact with 
mobile devices, applications, and services.  Nuance Mobile solutions 
make mobile devices and in-car systems easier to use, automate customer 
self-service, and optimize the access and discovery of even the most 
advanced mobile applications and content - regardless of technical 
know-how, location, environment, or physical and literacy capabilities.



As a contributing member of Nuance, you will work within a dynamic team 
environment to develop, support, market and sell our award-winning 
software applications. We offer competitive compensation packages; 
including stock options, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 401(k), full 
health and welfare benefits and a challenging technical but casual work 
environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team that operates 
worldwide (Europe, US, APAC). Be a part of our fast growing track of 
continuing success.



For more information, please see www.nuance.com.



Nuance is an equal opportunity employer.



To be considered an applicant, please submit your resume to this job at: 
  http://www.nuance.com/company/careers/





Responsilities



Train and supervise language specialists on prompt creation using 
Nuance’s internal tools
Develop custom voices for use with Nuance’s leading text to speech products
Specify voice recordings, supervise output quality
Develop Recorded Active Prompt databases
Work with R&D on prompt tuning and concatenation processes and tools



Qualifications required



·         Masters or PhD University degree in computational linguistics 
or linguistics or software design, or equivalent degree

             •           Experience with audio and speech output design

             •           Experience with speech synthesis and developing 
speech synthesis systems

             •           Good programming skills, preferably Perl or Python

             •           Ability to organize and prioritize work in view 
of meeting objectives and within technical and business constraints

             •           Mastering MS Office applications (Excel, Word, 
PowerPoint, Outlook)

             •           Excellent written and verbal communication 
skills; team worker who can inspire others

             •           Strong coordination skills and strong skills to 
develop new concepts and processes

             •           Willing to be on travel (for 1 or 2 days) on a 
regular basis







4.         Role Title - Linguistic Engineer

Location – North America  or Europe

Role Type – Permanent



Company overview



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



Nuance's broad range of healthcare specific applications and 
technologies help service providers significantly increase their bottom 
line in today's hyper-competitive market. Whether you need to automate 
the routing of calls, the creation or collection of information, process 
transcriptions or complete claims, we have a solution to reduce manual 
tasks and improve patient care, increase staff efficiency, and cut costs.



As a contributing member of Nuance, you will work within a dynamic team 
environment to develop, support, market and sell our award-winning 
software applications. We offer competitive compensation packages; 
including stock options, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 401(k), full 
health and welfare benefits and a challenging technical but casual work 
environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team that operates 
worldwide (Europe, US, APAC). Be a part of our fast growing track of 
continuing success.



For more information, please see www.nuance.com.



Nuance is an equal opportunity employer.



To be considered an applicant, please submit your resume to this job at: 
  http://www.nuance.com/company/careers/



Role Responsibilites



Nuance Communications, Inc., a world-wide leader in speech technology, 
is seeking a full-time linguist to support expansion of its mobile 
search and messaging products into East Asian language markets.
Candidates for this position should be located either in North America 
or in Europe.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Evaluating design and quality of pronunciation dictionaries
- Identifying new entries for general and specialized dictionaries
- Correcting existing dictionary entries
- Phonetic transcription
- Serving as language expert resource for engineers and researchers
- Managing language consultant contractors



Qualifications



LANGUAGE SKILL REQUIREMENTS
    English: native or near-native skill
    Native or near-native skill and literacy in at least one of the 
following::Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean
    A high level of proficiency and literacy in at least one of the 
following:
    - Mandarin Chinese . Japanese  or korean (whichever was not used to 
satisfy the previous requirement)
    - Vietnamese

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
- A post-graduate degree in linguistics
- Experience with phonetic transcription and the International Phonetic 
Alphabet
- Ability to work independently
- Basic knowledge of Unix/Linux (navigating directory structures, 
copying files, etc.)
- Familiarity with a text editor (e.g. emacs or vi)
- Ability to program in a scripting language (e.g. Perl or Python)

HELPFUL SKILLS
- Expertise in medicine, law, or technology
- Team leadership and/or management experience





5.         Role Title: Research Engineer Embedded TTS

           Location: Merelbeke, Belgium

           Type: Permanent



Company overview:



Nuance Mobile builds innovative, intelligent and intuitive touch and 
speech interfaces to simplify and enhance the way people interact with 
mobile devices, applications, and services.  Nuance Mobile solutions 
make mobile devices and in-car systems easier to use, automate customer 
self-service, and optimize the access and discovery of even the most 
advanced mobile applications and content - regardless of technical 
know-how, location, environment, or physical and literacy capabilities.



Fuelled by a rapidly growing number of customers adding speech and 
natural language technology to their cars and navigation devices, Nuance 
offers an exciting opportunity for a Research Engineer for 
Text-To-Speech (TTS).



Job:



Nuance is seeking a Research Engineer who possesses a solid background 
in embedded speech technology.  Candidates should enjoy working in a 
fast-paced, collaborative atmosphere that applies speech technology in a 
commercial, result driven, and customer oriented setting.



The candidate will join an experienced international team with expertise 
in creating, optimizing and testing state-of-the-art TTS solutions for 
embedded devices. The position is located at our Merelbeke office (Belgium).





Responsibilites



As part of the worldwide Embedded R&D organization, you will be 
contributing to the development of embedded text-to-speech technology 
for the Mobile and Automotive markets.



Representative tasks will include:

·       Design, implementation, evaluation, optimization and testing of 
new algorithms and tools for embedded text-to-speech synthesis, with a 
strong focus on speech signal processing.

·       Activities are targeted at the creation of commercial products 
for resource limited platforms.

·       Focus on creating efficient production and development processes 
to bring the technology to marketable products in a wide range of languages.

·       Occasional application of the developed algorithms and tools for 
producing systems for a specific language.

·       Creation of demonstrators and evaluators of new technologies



Qualifications

     * You have a University degree in engineering, mathematics or physics.
     * A PhD degree in speech processing or equivalent relevant 
experience is a strong asset.
     * Experience in text-to-speech research, especially signal 
processing and/or statistical modeling, is required.
     * Knowledge about small platforms and experience in developing 
software for them is a plus.
     * Strong software skills are required, especially C/C++ and a 
scripting language like Perl or Python. Knowledge of Matlab is a plus.
     * Additional background in computational linguistics is a plus.
     * You are a team player, willing to take initiative, and are goal 
oriented.
     * 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 at least one other language, and 
you can write high quality English documentation.





6.         Role Title – Embedded Software Engineer

Location - Merelbeke, Belgium - possibly Aachen or Ulm, Germany.

Role Type – Permanent



Company overview

Nuance Mobile builds innovative, intelligent and intuitive touch and 
speech interfaces to simplify and enhance the way people interact with 
mobile devices, applications, and services.  Nuance Mobile solutions 
make mobile devices and in-car systems easier to use, automate customer 
self-service, and optimize the access and discovery of even the most 
advanced mobile applications and content - regardless of technical 
know-how, location, environment, or physical and literacy capabilities.

Fuelled by a rapidly growing number of customers adding speech and 
natural language technology to their cars and navigation devices, Nuance 
offers an exciting opportunity for an Embedded Speech Application Developer.



Job

Nuance is seeking an Embedded Software Engineer who possesses a solid 
background in software development and maintenance. Candidates should 
enjoy working in a fast‑paced, collaborative atmosphere that applies 
speech technology in a commercial, result driven, and customer oriented 
setting.

The candidate will join an experienced international team with expertise 
in creating, optimizing and testing portable Text-To-Speech software for 
embedded devices, and will develop Text-To-Speech software components 
for automotive customers. The position is located at our Merelbeke 
office in Belgium, - possibly Aachen or Ulm, Germany.



Responsibilities:



As part of the worldwide Embedded R&D organization, you will be 
contributing to the software development activities on Nuance 
state-of-the-art Text-To-Speech products targetted for different 
embedded platforms typically found in the automotive market.

Representative tasks will include

·       Design, implement, validate, and optimize Text-To-Speech 
software components for automotive and other mobile devices such as 
PNDs. These activities cover all phases of the software lifecycle.

·       Work with peer language developers, voice developers and 
development engineers on adding languages, voices and voice models.

·       Maintain Text-To-Speech product releases.

·       Give support on porting and integrating Text-To-Speech products 
in customer projects.



Qualifications

·       Demonstrated strong C / C++ programming skills.

·       Practical software engineering skills: version control, build 
system, verification, metrics.

·       Familiarity with embedded HW / OS.

·       Minimum 2 years software development experience for commercial 
products involving embedded technology in either automotive, consumer 
electronics or telecommunications.

·       Positive "can-do" attitude, well organized, focusing on 
achieving results cost‑effectively.

·       Customer Service attitude, good presentation and communication 
skills

o      Ability and willingness to handle occasional peak demands.

o      Ability and willingness to travel for short trips.

o      Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Additional skills

·       Java, Python or Perl programming skills, or experience with 
other programming languages.

·       Experience with speech or natural language technology.

·       Experience with network devices and communication protocol.

·       Operational knowledge of other languages.







Nicki Myddleton-Jones
EMEA Senior Recruiter

+44 7818594250  Mobile

NUANCE.COM
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