LINGUIST List 31.124

Wed Jan 08 2020

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: NLU Specialist, Cerence

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 08-Jan-2020
From: Lea Mencner <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: NLU Specialist, Cerence, Ulm, Germany
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University or Organization: Cerence GmbH
Job Location: Ulm, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: NLU Specialist

Job Rank: Other

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Cerence creates AI-powered assistants for cars to ensure a more entertaining, informative and safe journey for everyone. Natural language understanding is one of the most important technologies empowering the core of virtual assistant systems. The candidate will contribute to set up NLU knowledge of our world-wide language portfolio to deliver premium solutions to our automotive customers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

- Procure, analyze, and process text and audio data in the target language in order to build a target language model.
- Contribute to the development of procedures with the scope of optimize and simplify the activities of NLU models development.
- Work with project team members, application development engineers and QA teams within the scope of one or more customer projects to realize the project deliverables.
- Support our customers’ speech software teams to help them evaluate and integrate Cerence NLU embedded technology into successful products in an efficient way.


- Computational linguistics knowledge.
- Good oral and written knowledge of the English and German language.
- Good IT familiarity (usage of MS Office apps, version control, and other widely used software packages).
- Usage of Linux command line to do basic tasks and run scripts.
- Team player, good listener and communicator, customer focused.
- Ability to work independently, but always as part of the NLU R&D team.
- Positive "can-do" attitude, well organized, focusing on achieving results cost-effectively.
- Self-learner, with sense of initiative, and perseverance to deliver high quality work.

Preferred Skills:

- Background in speech technology or language processing.
- Knowledge of programming and code development.
- Advanced user of Windows/Office and Linux platforms.
- Willingness to travel.
- Knowledge of other languages, especially “less common” ones (Arabic, Turkish and all Asiatic, East-European, Nordic, etc.).

Education: Master University degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, Information technology or a comparable field.

Application Deadline: 29-Feb-2020 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Lea Mencner

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