Senior Principal Cloud Architect at Nuance

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Company Overview

Nuance is the pioneer and leader in conversational artificial intelligence (AI) innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. We deliver solutions that understand, analyze, and respond to people, amplifying human intelligence to increase productivity and improve security. With decades of both domain and AI expertise, we work with thousands of organizations across a wide range of industries.

 

Join our team! At Nuance, we are constantly reinventing how people connect with technology and with each other. Our AI-powered solutions empower organizations to transform “business as usual.” For decades, the world’s leading financial, healthcare, telecommunications, retailers, and government organizations have trusted Nuance to bring them award-winning solutions that deliver more meaningful outcomes and empower a smarter, more connected world. From clinical speech recognition technologies that free physicians to spend more time caring for patients to real-time intelligence that powers billions of customer interactions, we’re deeply committed to helping organizations push the boundaries of what’s possible.

Job Summary

Summary:

Nuance Healthcare is looking for a Senior Principal Cloud Architect, reporting directly into the VP of Engineering. The architect’s primary focus will be helping lead the charge to deliver Nuance’s Healthcare solutions in the public cloud.  You will partner with product engineering teams to design and implement modern cloud and data architectures, CI/CD pipelines, and security practices.

A successful candidate will have experience designing, building, and operating public cloud solutions, and have the drive to constantly raise the bar to improve how we deliver our portfolio of products.  Read more about our solutions at https://www.nuance.com/healthcare.html.

 

Principal duties and responsibilities

 

  • Design and implement secure cloud application environments
  • Maintain security standards according to internal policies
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to product teams to help further our Cloud maturity
  • Work with the Engineering VP to define a vision of technical excellence for Cloud architecture, tools, and processes
  • Work closely with the Quality Assurance and Hosted Operations teams to deploy, troubleshoot and optimize cloud solutions
  • Analyze existing systems and propose software architecture improvements, paying particular attention to latency, accuracy and extensibility
  • Assess architectures and technical assets from product teams, and propose a technology consolidation plans where possible
  • Write detailed designs, clearly convey intent and ideas to the developers
  • Solve complex technical problems / communicate ideas and plans to a diverse set of colleagues, negotiate technical solutions across teams when needed
  • Working in a distributed environment with teams around the world
  • Seamlessly shift between multiple, concurrent projects
  • Define KPIs to monitor and maintain required service levels
  • Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for securing

 

Education: Bachelors, Masters or PHD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent

 

Minimum years of work experience: 12+ in software industry experience

  • 5+ years cloud software delivery experience
  • 8+ years of software architecture experience

 

Required skills:

  • Hands-on experience architecting, designing, and delivering software systems
  • Deep experience architecting a large scale solution on the cloud, millions of cloud transactions per month
  • Deep experience with agile methodologies; continuous integration, delivery and deployment to production
  • Very strong Programming experience with Java and / or C#
  • Relational database experience – My SQL, MS SQL or equivalent
  • Complete software life cycle experience, including deployment to production
  • Clear passion for software engineering, design and, performance
  • Must be able to work in a distributed environment and balance competing priorities
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, is required for communication with globally distributed Nuance teams
  • Good people and negotiation skills, able to listen to disparate technical opinions and build consensus

 

Preferred skills:

  • Embraces software development processes and design principles
  • Experience with Scrum methodology and Agile practices
  • Experience leading teams delivering public cloud solutions
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of public cloud, MS Azure, GCP, or AWS
  • Experience with containers and orchestration frameworks like Kubernetes; related components like Prometheus
  • Experience with software load balancers, message queues, and other task distribution technologies
  • Experience with data lake and analytics technologies
  • Strong background in DevOps concepts and tools
  • Experience delivering highly available and highly scalable solutions
  • Understanding of different techniques and options for HA and DR
  • Experience securing products, tools, and processes

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.  

 

Nuance Communications, Inc. (“Nuance”) is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is available here. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5086 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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Location

Our headquarters is in Burlington, 30 minutes from downtown Boston, right off 128 and across the street from Wayside Commons (hello, shopping!).

An Insider's view of Nuance

What does your typical day look like?

I’m responsible for overseeing my team’s progress on various Corporate BI initiatives. Every morning I check in our global team to address questions they may have while developing code for designs I have created. I keep in touch with our customers, give them updates on our progress and ensure that we deliver what’s important to them.

Shivani

Principal Business Systems Analyst

What are some things you learned at the company?

Our products help healthcare professionals spend less time doing documentation and more time with their patients. I love coming to work knowing that I get to collaborate with some of the smartest people in our industry; and because Nuance embraces and promotes diversity, I get to work with people every day who bring intelligence to life.

Tom

Senior Manager – Healthcare Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We unlock the creative potential in everyone by creating an environment where people can trust each other and express their views freely. We follow three principles: focus on the customer and empathize to understand their needs, encourage risk taking, and create a platform to share the stories outlining creative ways teams solved problems.

Raghu

Vice President, Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

I am excited to be part of a company-wide purpose and business culture focus. I have been with the company less than a year, and I can really see and feel the positive energy in the air. This project has and will open up avenues for employees to become further engaged in other aspects of the company such as community service opportunities.

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What are Nuance Perks + Benefits

Nuance Benefits Overview

Join Nuance and you will be immersed in our culture of health. We offer comprehensive medical, dental, vision and financial health plans that provide peace of mind now and in the future. Your family and friends will enjoy spending time with you thanks to our generous paid time off and flexible work benefits. And you will feel empowered to be your best self by utilizing our fitness and wellness offerings.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
The Nuance Cares program offers employees up to 16 volunteer hours of paid volunteer time off each year supporting a qualified non-profit organization of their choice.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Nuance employees can contribute up to the IRS maximum annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Short-term disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for a 26-week maximum. Nuance also offers long-term disability.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $2,500 of expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $150 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Nuance's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga classes and sponsorship of a race team for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Nuance offers a 401(K) plan through Fidelity Investments.
401(K) Matching
Nuance provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 100% of the first 3% of eligible compensation and contributions up to 50% of the next 2% for a maximum of 4%.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
We match dollar-for-dollar for a maximum of $1,000 annually.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary and secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $10,000 for eligible adoption expenses and 12 weeks of paid leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Nuance employees receive between 20 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 16 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage and lot parking.
Fitness Subsidies
Nuance reimburses its employees up to $150 annually for many of the most common health and fitness services and activities.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Nuance hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Nuance supports our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Nuance Pride, Women in Nuance (WIN), Multicultural Association for Diversity Empowerment (MADE). These groups sponsor internal and external events and activities to create awareness, provide resources and foster relationships across the globe.
We also now offer 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a seriously-ill family member.
We also now reimburse up to $10,000 for surrogacy.

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