Researcher Japanese Language Modeling Job Listing at Nuance in Seattle, WA
Location: Either Seattle or Burlington, MA
Nuance is looking for LM Researchers to help with rolling out Dragon technology for mobile speech recognition in various applications
The responsibilities of this position will include gathering and processing of appropriate text data, building and releasing statistical language models, evaluating emerging systems, and assisting with research experiments aimed at iterative improvements. This will be accomplished with the help of existing tools and technologies but will require customizations per application and data source along with the creation of new software.
An LM Researcher will work closely with the LM Research Scientists, LM Linguists and LM Engineers on the team. They will leverage LM Linguist expertise to aid in processing, cleaning and conditioning data to be used for training and updating models. They will use tools provided by LM Engineers for general data processing and model building. The LM Research Scientists will provide guidance on the recipes to use for building models, variations that need to be evaluated and related experiments that need to be run and analyzed. It is expected that over time, LM Researchers will gain intuition in proper experiment design and that provided research specifications will require less fleshing out. Additionally they will gradually gain expertise in using our modeling toolkit.
The LM Researcher in this position will work at least in part on building, analyzing and improving models and procedures for Japanese ASR for various applications.
A LM Researcher will be working predominantly in a Linux environment making use of command line tools. They will create new scripts for processing data and for gluing together existing toolQualifications:
Number of years of work experience: 2
Required Skills: The qualified candidate should have 2+ years experience working in a UNIX/Linux environment and solid scripting skills (shell, Perl, Python). The candidate must be well-organized and responsible and capable of working efficiently as part of a group and independently with only moderate supervision
The qualified candidate must have documented spoken and written fluency in Japanese.
Preferred Skills: Working knowledge of C/C++ is a plus
Educations: Candidates should minimally have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field; a master's degree in computer science or related field or equivalent industry experience preferred. A background, courses, and/or knowledge in the fields of statistics, machine learning, speech, corpus processing and/or linguistics are helpful.
We offer a competitive compensation package; including stock options, employee stock purchase plan, 401(k), full health and welfare benefits and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our fast growing track of continuing success. Nuance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Overview:
Nuance is the leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Our technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses, experience Nuance by calling directory assistance, getting account information, dictating patient records, telling a navigation system their destination, or digitally reproducing documents that can be shared and searched. Making each of those experiences productive and compelling is what Nuance is all about.
Nuance Mobile builds innovative, intelligent and intuitive touch and speech interfaces to simplify and enhance the way people interact with mobile devices, applications, and services. Nuance Mobile solutions make mobile devices and in-car systems easier to use, automate customer self-service, and optimize the access and discovery of even the most advanced mobile applications and content - regardless of technical know-how, location, environment, or physical and literacy capabilities.
As a contributing member of Nuance, you will work within a dynamic team environment to develop, support, market and sell our award-winning software applications. We offer competitive compensation packages; including stock options, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 401(k), full health and welfare benefits and a challenging technical but casual work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team that operates worldwide (Europe, US, APAC). Be a part of our fast growing track of continuing success.
For more information, please see www.nuance.com.
Nuance is an equal opportunity employer.
To be considered an applicant, please submit your resume to this job at: http://www.nuance.com/company/careers/
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