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Mon Aug 15 2011

Jobs: NLP: Principal Software Engineer, Nuance Communications

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        1.     Recruitment Team , Natural Language Processing: Principal Software Engineer, Nuance Communications, MA, USA

Message 1: Natural Language Processing: Principal Software Engineer, Nuance Communications, MA, USA
Date: 15-Aug-2011
From: Recruitment Team <careersnuance.com>
Subject: Natural Language Processing: Principal Software Engineer, Nuance Communications, MA, USA
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Principal Software Engineer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing


Description:

Nuance is a 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.

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, Canada,
APAC). Be a part of our fast growing track of continuing success.

Nuance is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities:
- Computer scientist in the Heathcare Research organization working on a
state of the art evidence based medicine and clinical decision support
system in collaboration with IBM based on the Watson technology
- Major duty is to develop prototypes, tools and application software that
used the Watson technology in healthcare
- Build a state of the art evidence based medical decision support system as
part of the Nuance DeepQA healthcare team in collaboration with IBM
Research. Develop system and application software
- Interpreting requirement, functional and design specifications
- Designing medium to high complexity code modules without supervision
- Writing functional and design specifications without supervision
- Writing requirement specifications with some supervision
- Implementing and testing medium to high-complexity code modules without
supervision
- Owning one or more product components for a product line from an
engineering standpoint
- Mentoring junior engineers
- Performing code reviews of other engineers' work
- Leading small project teams
- Effectively communicating accurate estimates, status, and issues to
management

Qualifications:
1) Number of Years of Work Experience: 9+ of software development
experience

2) Required Skills:
- Programming experience in one of these languages is required: JAVA,
C++, PERL, Python.
- Bash/Unix scripting skills are required
- SQL or other Database knowledge is highly desirable
- Software development in High Performance Computing environment
- Strong desire to learn new technologies and techniques
- Superb technical analytical, debugging and problem-solving skills
- Superb organizational, time management, and prioritization skills
- Superb verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrable ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, commercial software
development environment
- Establishes superb professional relationships with team members
- Demonstrable ability to manage small project teams

3) Preferred Skills:
- Experience in medical text analytics and/or clinical information retrieval is a
definite PLUS
- Experience working with UIMA is a definite PLUS
- Development experience with iOS and Android is a plus

4) Education:
- A BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering,
Math or a related field

Application Deadline: 15-Oct-2011

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs-nuance.icims.com/jobs/6592/job
Contact Information:
Recruitment Team
Email: careersnuance.com


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