Nuance

  • Speech Expert

    Location GER-Aachen
    Job ID
    1-41448
    Category
    Research & Development - Speech Science
    Pos. Type
    Temporary
  • 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 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.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • 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

    Qualifications:


    Education: MSc degree in applied linguistics, computational linguistics, phonetics 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, 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 German and English language skills (written and spoken)
    • Logistics and organizational managing skills
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    Preferred skills:

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

     

    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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