• Senior C++ Developer - Research Engineering - Speech Recognition

    Location AT-Vienna
    Job ID
    Research & Development - Speech Science
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Company Overview

    At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.  We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.


    Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.


    Join our Enterprise team…great customer service starts here. We design virtual assistants for intelligent and effortless customer service helping customers find the information they need using whatever channel they prefer.



    Job Summary

    We are current looking for a Senior Research Engineer to join our Core Technology Engine group.  This team has the responsibility for the development, productization and maintenance of all of Nuance’s AI engines.  You will have the opportunity to join an energetic, well-established and committed team developing a cutting-edge multi-platform speech recognizer in C++ and Python.  You will help develop new algorithms and APIs, optimize code for speed and memory, as well as find and fix bugs – while actively collaborating with Research Scientists and Product Engineers across our Healthcare and Enterprise domains.  You will support current and future versions of well-known Nuance products such as Dragon Medical One and PowerScribe, and services such as Nuance Conversational IVR systems used in many banks, airlines, hospitals and other enterprises.



    In the role you will:

    • Contribute to the on-going development of our multi-platform, multi-purpose speech recognition engine by developing new algorithms, writing code to implement new features, analyzing existing code and correcting, optimizing and refactoring it
    • Help maintain and enhance systems that test the recognizer for correctness and performance
    • Help the various in-house clients of the recognizer by fielding questions and requests


    You should have:

    • Master's in Computer Science (or higher) or equivalent experience
    • Minimum 3 years work experience
    • Solid C++ software development skills with a sense for efficient programming
    • Excellent algorithmic and analytical skills
    • Great written and verbal communication skills


    Any of the following skills would be a bonus:

    • Understanding of speech recognition and deep learning algorithms
    • Knowledge of GPU-based / high performance computing
    • Experience with large software development projects
    • Fluency in Python
    • Knowledge of Unix / MacOS
    • Knowledge of software development for embedded platforms such as Android and iOS
    • Additional background in Linguistics and/or Mathematics
    • Familiarity with deep learning toolkits such as TensorFlow


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