• Principal Research Scientist - ML/DL/Speech Recognition (Automotive)

    Location UK-Cambridge | UK-BKM-Marlow
    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 Mobile team…intelligent systems now ready for the road. We are passionate about developing intelligent interfaces that enable people to talk to their cars, phones, devices, and other smart “things”.

    Job Summary

    As a Principal Research Scientist you will do research into all aspects of speech recognition algorithms with the aim of optimizing accuracy. This will include research into algorithms to increase robustness to various acoustic conditions encountered in real-world data, as well as underlying modelling techniques.



    • Provide experimental and theoretical analysis of speech recognition problems.
    • Formulate new algorithms, create research tools, and design and implement experiments to verify new algorithms.
    • Optimize the accuracy of speech recognition systems on challenging real-world data.
    • Work with team members to build and deliver acoustic models for Nuance products.
    • Follow developments in speech recognition algorithms to keep our research state-of-the-art.
    • Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for securing


    • Ideally 2-5 years of work experience
    • A good understanding of machine learning algorithms including deep learning.
    • In-depth understanding of speech recognition algorithms including neural network based acoustic and language modelling.
    • Python and shell scripting in a UNIX environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct novel research in speech recognition algorithms.
    • Good written and oral communications skills.
    • Ability to take initiative, but also follow a plan and work well as part of a team.


    Preferred Skills:

    • Good analytical and diagnostic skills.
    • Experience of running large scale experiments in a Sun Grid Engine environment.
    • Experience with C/C++.



    • Ph.D. or Master degree in speech recognition or machine learning.


    Additional Information

    Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.


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