• Speech Expert - 1 year contract

    Location GER-Aachen
    Job ID
    Research & Development - Speech Science
    Pos. Type
  • Company Overview

    Wir bei Nuance ermöglichen es den Menschen problemlos mit ihren vernetzten Geräten und der digitalen Welt zu kommunizieren. Indem wir eine Welt schaffen, in der Menschen auf natürliche und intuitive Art und Weise mit Technik interagieren können, tragen wir dazu bei, dass die Technik dem menschlichen Handeln und Denken immer ähnlicher wird.  


    Werden Sie Teil unseres Automotive team… intelligente Systeme für unterwegs. Unsere Leidenschaft gilt der Entwicklung von intelligenten Interfaces, die es Menschen ermöglichen allein mit Hilfe ihrer Stimme mit ihren Autos, Smartphones und anderen Geräten zu kommunizieren.  



    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 Automotive 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

    The candidate will contribute to the development of user friendly dialog applications that use Natural Language Generation technology. This development happens in close interaction with the main dialog application designer and people from the user experience team on the one side as well as the Text-To-Speech team on the other side to assure that a natural and high quality user experience is obtained. Next to own contributions to the development part of the tasks will also consist of guiding language experts to execute NLG tasks for their own native language making sure the appropriate quality is reached within defined project efforts and timing. Therefore, the suitable candidate has good knowledge of computational linguistics and phonetics as their background. Such are needed to support, facilitate and validate the results of data creation processes for customer projects. Moreover, such skills are needed to understand the algorithmic and acoustic implications of each specific optimization decision.


    The position will be located in our office in Aachen, Germany.



    • Contribute to the development of user friendly dialog applications using NLG
    • Analyze customer requirements and text specifications for NLG generation and output
    • Validate generated NLG data
    • Organize and supervise auditive QA conducted by native speakers
    • Analyze issues reported by (internal) customers and provide bug fixes
    • Interact with developers to improve NLG user experience


    Number of Years of Work Experience: No working experience needed, but adequate education at university is a must. Strong candidates with BSc degree and minimum 2 years work experience are also encouraged to apply.


    Required Skills:

    • Background in computational linguistics, phonetics or similar, with affinity to speech technology and grammar
    • Experience in at least one of the following: NLG/NLU/NLP, TTS, VUI or dialog design
    • Quick learner with regard to technology and tools
    • Excellent English language skills (written and spoken) - any addtional languages are always useful
    • Logistics and organizational managing skills

    Preferred Skills:

    • Skills in one or more other languages
    • Experience with regular expressions
    • Scripting Skills (Python or Perl)
    • Experience with Text-To-Speech technology

    Education: MSc degree in applied linguistics, computational linguistics, phonetics or similar. 

    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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