• Senior Principal Software Engineer

    Location CN-Chengdu
    Job ID
    Research & Development - Software Engineer (Development or Programming)
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Company Overview

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    Job Summary

    Position summary

    The Nuance Cloud Services DEV team is responsible for designing and developing real-time, multi-modal, personal agent applications for some of the world’s largest phone, automobile and other smart devices manufacturers.
    We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Principal Software Engineer to join a world-class team building server-side functionality that is at core of all Nuance's virtual agent applications powered by a diverse array of state-of-the-art technologies such as voice recognition, natural language understanding, big data, cloud computing, and more. The selected candidate will be responsible of developing and maintaining server-side components and frameworks, and have an impact on the evolution of a platform that is used by millions of users every day


    Principal duties and responsibilities –

    We are looking for a strong and motivated software technical leader. Your main responsibilities will be, however will not be limited to:
    • Design, implement and support new and existing features and services in the Nuance Cloud Services (NCS) platform following an Agile Scrum process
    • Lead junior and senior Developers on sophisticated technical solution
    • Work on complex technical issues where analysis of situation requires in-depth evaluation of all sorts of technical/non-technical factors
    • Select right technical methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results for the team he/she serves
    • Collaborate with the QA engineers on test strategy definition
    • Collaborate with the Deployment team on deployment and monitoring strategy
    • Collaborate with the Doc team on official product documentation
    • Help troubleshoot production issues (third level of support only)

    Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for securing


    Knowledge, skills and qualifications


    Education: BS/MS University degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering, or equivalent.


    Minimum years of work experience: Senior Principal Software engineer, 12+ years of experience for MS, 14+ years for BS.


    Required skills:

    • Strong problem-solving skills and an insatiable desire to learn new technologies
    • Advanced Java EE programming skills
    • Rich hands-on experience in object oriented design & development
    • Rich experience with mobile client/server software architecture and SOA (Service-oriented Architecture), and familiarity to various Java frameworks for cloud services.
    • Hands-on involvement in a large project with high-scalability / high-availability requirements
    • Good knowledge of Unix/Linux OS and networking fundamental
    • Good knowledge of databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Cassandra, etc.)
    • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
    • Team player and a desire to lead in complex technical tasks, and a desire to help others


    Preferred skills: Experience with Spring, Maven
    Familiarity with the "container ecosystem" e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
    Familiarity with monitoring technologies e.g. Graphite, ELK
    Experience with big data processing frameworks e.g. Hadoop/HBase, Storm, Spark
    Familiarity with Subversion, GitLab, Jira
    Experience with C/C++, Go, or Javascript
    Scripting experience e.g. bash, shell, python
    Speech recognition industry experience

    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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