• Speech Expert - 1 year Contract

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

    At Nuance Automotive, we’re futurists, re-imagining what’s possible at the intersection of humans, mobility and machines – then making it happen. If you’re ready to be a part of building and delivering the ultimate, future-ready mobility experience that is miles ahead of the competition, you should join us. Building on our deep expertise and unparalleled innovation, we are accelerating the pace of change and transforming the in-car cockpit. We’ve reimagined and redefined the mobility experience, creating a new standard that goes beyond driving to a connected and informed world. Today, we’re shrinking the gap between the driver and the automobile, transforming the machine into a natural extension of the human inside.


    While we’re busy building the next generation of the in-car user experience, we’re also focused on the next step: spinning off from Nuance into a new, independent, publicly traded company that will be solely focused on the growing mobility assistant market and its adjacent opportunities – autonomous cars, smart cities, enhanced shared mobility, and more – that are on the horizon. Our new company will be a fast-moving, innovative organization that will use our 20-year history as a springboard to the next level. There’s never been a more exciting time to join Nuance Automotive.

    Job Summary

    The candidate will work as Speech Scientist on customization of TTS output according to customer requirements in the automotive area. They will design regular expressions for text transformations, create phonetic transcriptions, and configure TTS products.

    The candidate needs computational linguistics and phonetic skills as background knowledge.
    The position will be located in our office in Aachen, Germany.



    • Analyze customer requirements and text specifications for TTS speech output
    • Analyze issues reported by customers and provide fixes
    • Design regular expressions for text transformations
    • Create phonetic transcriptions
    • Integrate custom speech data into project deliveries
    • QA and validate results for integrated data
    • Interact with developers to improve TTS output
    • Give feedback and provide ideas for tools development
    • Create/improve tools used for customization


    Education: MSc in phonetics, speech technology, computational linguistics or similar
    Minimum 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
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Scripting Skills (Python)
    • Experience with regular expressions
    • Logistics and organizational managing skills
    • English language skills (written and spoken)

    Preferred skills:

    • Experience with Text To Speech
    • Experience with XML and/or other Markup Languages
    • Skills in additional natural languages
    • Experience with versioning systems and bug tracking systems


    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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