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Mon Aug 13 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling: Data Engineer, Nuance Communications

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 13-Aug-2012
From: None Given <EMEAJOBSnuance.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Data Engineer, Nuance Communications, Marlow, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Job Location: Marlow, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Data Engineer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Description:

At Nuance Communications, everything we do is focused on developing the
most human, natural, intuitive ways to use your voice to take command of
information. Our people and our technology have pioneered the highest
functioning speech software in the world, ceaselessly perfecting the ability for
machines to recognize and emulate the human voice. We design and deliver
technologies that intuitively link man, machine and the global storehouse of
knowledge to help companies and consumers work seamlessly and
intelligently with the world.

Role: Data Engineer
Location: Marlow, United Kingdom
REF: 7490

Role Description:
Nuance is looking for Data Engineer to help in the development of Nuance's
Voice Mail to Text Platform.

The responsibilities of this position will include gathering and processing of
appropriate text data, along with building and releasing statistical language
models, and assisting with research experiments aimed at iterative
improvements. This will be accomplished with the help of existing tools and
technologies but will require customizations per application and data source
along with the creation of new software.

The Data Engineer will work closely with the researchers, linguists and
other engineers on the team. They will aid in processing, cleaning and
conditioning data to be used for training and updating models.

The role will be working predominantly in a Linux environment making use
of command line tools, processing large amounts of data. They will create
new scripts for processing data and for gluing together existing tools.

Skills and Experience Required:
- Degree in Computational Linguistics or similar preferred
- The qualified candidate should have 2+ years' experience working in a
UNIX/Linux environment
- Solid scripting skills (shell, Perl, Python).
- The candidate must be well-organized and responsible and capable of
working efficiently as part of a group or independently with only moderate
supervision
- The ability to learn quickly in a dynamic environment, and to analyze and
solve complex problems quickly and creatively
- You must have the right to work in the UK

Desired Skills Required:
- Programming skills in, Java, C/C++, and experience with C # would be an
advantage
- Background, courses, and/or knowledge in the fields of statistics, machine
learning, speech, corpus processing and/or linguistics would be helpful
- Fluent in a second, non-English language

We offer a competitive compensation package and a casual yet technically
challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and
become part of our fast growing track of continuing success. Nuance is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply, please visit the application URL below and enter reference number
7490.

Application Deadline: 13-Feb-2013 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: EMEAJOBSnuance.com
Web Address for Applications: http://www.nuance.com/careers
Contact Information:
None Given
Email: EMEAJOBSnuance.com

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