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Wed Aug 15 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling: NLP Software Engineer, Nuance Communications

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

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

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


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: NLP Software Engineer
Location: Merelbeke, Belgium or Burlington, USA
Ref: 7520/7521

Role Description:
- Design, development and maintenance of the CLU engine and platform.
- Design, develop, and maintain CLU applications using the Nuance NLP
SDK and other resources.
- Candidates could be based in either Merelbeke, Belgium or Burlington,

Principal Duties of the Role:
- Design, development and maintenance of the CLU engine and platform.
- Design, development and maintenance of CLU applications using the
Nuance SDK and other resources when necessary.
- Design, development and maintenance of NLP components in accordance
with Nuance Clinical Language Understanding interface specifications.
- Creation of complex rules using Nuance's custom XML rule language.

Skills and Experience Required:
- Experience with the different aspects on development of client and server
side J2SE applications.
- Three to five years experience with NLP applications (experience with
machine learning, ontologies and rules/expert systems, data mining,
information extraction, big data, UIMA experience is a plus).
- Knowledge of at least three of the following: Swing, JDBC, SQL, RMI,
SOAP, Servlets, JSP, XML, XSL, and/or AJAX.
- Experience with storage architectures including NoSQL, Hadoop,
- Experience with open source projects such as Subversion, Hudson,
Apache, Tomcat, Jetty.
- Experience with operating systems such as Windows, Linux, MacOSX.
- Experience with analyzing and developing algorithms and mathematical
- Excellent English communication skills (written, oral, listening).
- Comfortable being part of a team over acting as an individual contributor.
- Excellent organization and planning skills.
- Project management experience is a plus.
- Demonstrated skills in patience, diplomacy, persistence
- Degree in computer science. Specialization in biomedical informatics
and/or NLP a plus.
- Some business related course work. Degree in business in addition to
above is a plus. Demonstrated prior experience can serve as a substitute.
- Must have current valid passport that will allow travel between Belgium and

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 either reference
number 7520 or 7521.

Application Deadline: 14-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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