LINGUIST List 24.1122

Tue Mar 05 2013

Jobs: Comp Ling: Senior Research Scientist (9286), Nuance Communications

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Date: 04-Mar-2013
From: EMEA Jobs <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Senior Research Scientist (9286), Nuance Communications, Aachen, Germany or Burlington, USA or Montreal, Canada
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications Job Location: Aachen, Germany Job Rank: Senior Research Scientist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Company Profile:
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.

Job Reference: 9286
Job Title: Senior Research Scientist
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Candidates could be based in Germany- Aachen / USA – Burlington / Canada – Montreal

Role Responsibilities:
- Drive and coordinate r&d activities, topics compise
- Robustness of ASR in distant-talk scenarios
- Distributed ASR on client and on server
- End-to-end assessment and tuning of distributed spoken dialogue systems
- Robustness of ASR to certain user groups (kids, accents, …)
- Coordination with engineering teams for getting research innovations into products and deployments
- Roll-out of ASR configurations across languages
- Across team coordination of larger scale R&D initiatives
- Analysis of research innovations within and outside the company
- Formulation of inventions towards patent applications

Required Skills:
- Experience with Linux, Windows, and scripting languages (perl, python, shell, cmd, ...)
- Familiarity with programming languages (java, C/C++, ...)
- Research experience in digital signal processing and/or automatic speech recognition
- Excellent communication skills

Preferred Skills:
- Management experience (Project or People, ideally both)
- Familiarity with large compute clusters and parallization
- Fair knowledge of client/server architectures, TCP/IP, HTTP, XML
- Broad knowledge of digital signal processing and automatic speech recognition

- M.S/M.E in Computer Science or Engineer or equivalent required. Ph.D. preferred.

Application Deadline: 06-May-2013 Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
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