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Tue Mar 05 2013

Jobs: Comp Ling: Senior Research Engineer (Acoustic Modeling Toolkit), Nuance Communications

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Date: 04-Mar-2013
From: EMEA Jobs <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Senior Research Engineer (Acoustic Modeling Toolkit), Nuance Communications, Aachen, Germany or Burlington, USA
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University or Organization: Nuance Communications Job Location: Aachen, Germany Job Rank: Senior Research Engineer

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: 8112
Job Title: Senior Research Engineer (Acoustic Modeling Toolkit)
Role Type: Permanent
Role Location: Candidates could be based in Germany- Aachen / USA – Burlington

Role Responsibilities:
- Develop, evolve, & maintain existing Acoustic Modeling Research Toolkit.- Improve on both design and Robustness while supporting users.
- Work with Research teams to extend the ToolKit to cover new products.
- Work with Research teams to implement new testing frameworks/recipes/algorithms into the Toolkit.
- Improve the speed and robustness of the Toolkit in general.
- Improve the performance of the Toolkit under the Grid computation environment.
- Conduct unit tests and performance tests to the Toolkit.
- Fix bugs and support users.
- Develop & Maintain Toolkit Documentation

Required Skills:
- 3-5 years experience (or PhD and 1-2 years)
- Solid Computer Skills working in LINUX / UNIX Environments
- Solid experience with Python & Shell Scripting Languages
- Minimum of 2 years experience with Python specifically
- Strong Verbal & Written Communication Skills

Preferred Skills:
- Speech Recognition Knowledge, especially Search Engine Speech is a big plus
- Grid Computation and SGE Batch Quenuing System Knowledge or Experience

Educational Requirements:- Master's Degree or Phd in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math or equivalent.

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