Nuance Senior Research Scientist, Language Modeling in Montreal, Quebec

At Nuance, we are hard at work creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do. As a leading provider of voice and natural language understanding solutions, we design the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology. We partner with the best and largest companies around the world – including banks, hospitals, airlines, carriers, and car manufacturers – to improve service, make their businesses and products run more smoothly, and create a better experience for their customers. Built into contemporary systems, our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate, reduce complicated processes into simple ones, and, above all, empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.

Our solutions make people’s lives easier at home, in the office, and on-the-go, so that they can spend their time on the things that matter most to them.

Aperçu de l’entreprise:

Chez Nuance, nous travaillons avec acharnement et passion à la création d’un monde où la technologie pense et agit de la façon dont les humains le font. À titre de chef de file en matière de solutions de compréhension de la voix et du langage naturel, nous concevons des outils permettant une interaction plus humaine, naturelle et intuitive avec la technologie. Nous collaborons avec les entreprises les plus reconnues du monde entier incluant des banques, des hôpitaux, des compagnies aériennes, des transporteurs et constructeurs automobiles afin d’améliorer la qualité de leur service, de rendre leur production et leur fonctionnement plus harmonieux, et d’assurer une meilleure expérience client. Intégrée aux systèmes modernes, notre technologie agile est basée sur des analyses et des algorithmes avancés donnant vie à l’inanimé, transformant les processus complexes en processus simples et, surtout, offrant à l’Homme la capacité d'interagir avec les appareils connectés et le monde numérique autour d'eux.

Nos solutions facilitent le quotidien de leurs usagers à la maison, au bureau, sur la route, et ce, leur permettant ainsi de consacrer plus de temps à ce qui est essentiel pour eux.

Summary:

Understand the usage patterns of Nuance customers via big data analysis; build models to improve core ASR accuracy of individual products; contribute to the model building codebase, including our deep learning toolkit; and stay current on state-of-the-art algorithms in related fields

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting experiments to assess the quality of language models and study the effect of language modeling variants and ancillary natural language processing technology (such as auto-punctuation) on speech recognition accuracy.

  • Identifying, optimizing, and clustering training data.

  • Analyzing product usage data in order to identify areas of possible improvement or enhancement of language modeling process, method, and NLP techniques.

  • Implementation of improved training recipes and NLP prototypes utilizing C/C++, Perl, and Python.

  • Discussing and presenting ideas and results within the team, reporting progress on a regular basis

  • Improving language modeling performance in multiple languages

Qualifications:

Required Skills:

  • Background in speech technology, statistical machine translation, or natural language processing

  • Excellent programming skills (C/C++, Python) with knowledge of standard data structures and algorithms

  • Experience using Unix/Linux and shell scripting

  • Solid written and oral communication skills (English)

Preferred Skills:

  • Explicit (industry or academic) experience with large vocabulary speech recognition

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, statistical modeling, deep learning, numerical optimization, data mining, algorithm design, software engineering, computational linguistics

  • Experience in research management

Education: Advanced degree (PhD) in computer science, computational linguistics, applied mathematics, or a related field

What we offer !

Unique environment for collaborative teamwork on cutting-edge technology:

  • Location is in the heart of downtown

  • Flexible hours

  • Transit reimbursement and parking

  • Contributing to and collaborating with international teams that drive innovation

    Competitive benefit package:

  • 4 weeks’ vacation

  • 10 paid sick days

  • Bonus Plan, Group RRSP, Deferred Profit Sharing Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan

    Award-winning Top Employer:

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers – 6 consecutive years

  • Montreal’s Top Employers – 6 consecutive years

  • Canada's Top Employers for Young People - 2 consecutive years

Ce que nous offrons!

Un environnement unique et collaboratif où vous travaillez avec les technologies de pointe :

  • Situé au cœur du centre-ville de Montréal

  • Horaire flexible

  • Allocation de transport en commun et de stationnement

  • Travail de concert avec des équipes à l’international afin de repousser les limites de l’innovation

    Programme d’avantages sociaux concurrentiel :

  • 4 semaines de vacances

  • 10 congés de maladies payés

  • Régime de bonus annuel, REER collectif, Régimes de participation différée aux bénéfices (RPDB), Régime de rachat d’action pour les employés

    Gagnant de prix à titre de meilleurs employeurs :

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers – pour 6 années consécutives

  • Canada's Top Employers for Young People - pour 2 années consécutives

ID: 1-29040

Division: Mobility R&D