• Senior Project Manager – Speech Signal Enhancement

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

    Today, we have some exciting news to share, as we officially announce the name of Nuance’s upcoming Automotive spin-off: Cerence! Upon spinning off from Nuance on October 1, our Automotive team will begin a new journey as Cerence, a pure-play, next-generation automotive software company fully focused on providing intelligent mobility solutions to our customers. “Cer” that rhymes with “air,” “ence” that rhymes with “sense,” Cerence is a new word for a new company. Visit to follow along with our journey!


    Mit Stolz möchten wir heute offiziell den Namen für unser geplantes Automotive Spin-off bekanntgeben: Cerence! Ab dem 1. Oktober 2019 begibt sich unser Automotive Team mit Cerence auf einen neuen Weg - ein Automobilsoftwareunternehmen der neuen Generation, das sich der Bereitstellung intelligenter Mobilitätslösungen für unsere Kunden widmet. „Cer“ reimt sich auf das englische Wort für Luft „air“ und „ence“ ähnelt dem englischen Wort für Sinn „sense“; Cerence ist ein neues Wort für eine neue Firma. Verfolgen Sie unsere spannende Reise auf 

    Job Summary

    As a Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for speech enhancement applications in international customer projects. Furthermore, you will support our Sales teams during project acquisition and provide First-Level support to our customers over project life-time.



    • Conduct effective project planning activities for speech enhancement applications and related work-packages to clarify and document project requirements (scope, objectives, task list,
    • milestone dates, completion deadline, resources, etc.).
    • Project coordination between customers and Nuance’s R&D and Professional Services
    • Establish progress monitoring procedures, including frequency of status update meetings.
    • Consulting and support of customers regarding audio architecture and implementation of speech enhancement solutions
    • Technical First-Level-Support for audio and speech enhancement related topics
    • Technical Support of Sales and Sales Engineering during project acquisition
    • Support in preparation of requirement specifications, cost estimates and statements of work
    • Coordination of POCs and customer evaluations
    • Contribute to process improvement initiatives


    • Ideally 4-5 years of work experience
    • Academic background in digital signal processing, speech and audio processing
    • Good communicator who can represent Nuance professional services with customers
    • Good / excellent language skills in English and German
    • Positive can-do attitude and ability to work in a team

    Preferred skills:

    • Experience in project management
    • Professional experience in the automotive industry
    • Experience with embedded systems and real time operating systems (e.g. QNX, Embedded Linux)
    • Experience in integration and tuning of speech signal enhancement algorithms on embedded platforms
    • Knowledge of common standards and tests methods for hands-free communication in vehicles (e.g. ITU-T P.1100, ITU-T P.1110)

    Education: Diploma or master’s degree in electrical engineering, communications technology or a related field

    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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