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LINGUIST List 23.3410

Tue Aug 14 2012

Jobs: Comp Ling: Senior Research Engineer, Nuance Communications

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

Date: 14-Aug-2012
From: None Given <EMEAJOBSnuance.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Senior Research Engineer, Nuance Communications, Aachen, Germany
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications
Job Location: Aachen, Germany
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Senior Research 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: Senior Research Engineer
Location: Aachen, Germany
REF: 8123

Job Description:
- Maintain, develop and integrate new core research technology in
the language model building toolkit, release engineering toolkit, and
NVC nightly update toolkit (to update the models in the cloud)
- Support toolkit usage on all grids, including the Yosemite grid.
- Develop and improve the Language Modeling toolkit used
throughout the company
- Automate and speed up language modeling processes
- Integrate new research algorithms into tools, optimize
implementation
- Create robust new tools to solve research problems
- Support the use of tools in Nuance research and professional
service community

Skills and Experience Required:
- BS/MS in Computer Science or related field
- Excellent software development skills in Perl &/or Python, as
demonstrated by 3+ years experience using these languages in a
commercial software development environment
- Extensive experience working in Unix/Linux environment.
Experience with version control tools (e.g. SVN, HG) and ticket
systems (e.g. Fogbugz)
- Excellent analytical and diagnostic skills, quick learning
- Self-motivated with demonstrated attention to detail; able to plan
the details of accomplishing a given task, and to anticipate and
prepare for future needs
- Comfortable working independently and as part of a team.
- Experience in a speech-related field (ASR, TTS, LM, MT,
Information Retrieval)
- Very good written and spoken English
- Software development skills in C/C++

Education:
- Master student of computer science or related field

To apply, please visit the application URL below and enter reference
number 8123.

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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