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Senior Research Engineer (Burlington, MA)

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Engineer who can develop software for machine learning with research and engineering activities - we are currently hiring a Senior Research Engineer to work in our Central Research Tools group, responsible for the development and maintenance of core ASR and NLU model build toolkits and the corresponding tooling stacks.
You will work with researchers and engineers to design, develop and evaluate ML model build systems and research tools, enable fast research cycles and stable model build pipelines for production. Products supported by this team are like something from science fiction!
Responsibilities:
  • Investigate and implement ML algorithms and tools for ASR/NLU
  • Design, develop, test, and release high quality code and systems for ML model builds
  • Extend research tools libraries and toolkits - evaluate, prototype, and introduce new machine learning/deep learning technologies
  • Improve tool performance to best exploit modern compute environments (HPC distributed clusters, GPUs etc.)
  • Participate in continuous learning of machine learning / deep learning technologies

Minimum Qualifications:
  • M.S. in Computer Science (or equivalent) with 5+ years of relevant work experience, or PhD in relevant technical fields with 2+ years of experience.
  • Excellent Python programming skills; Solid Unix knowledge and shell scripting.
  • Solid understanding of deep learning frameworks and machine learning workflows.
  • Practical experience training neural networks and using a deep learning training system (e.g. Tensorflow or PyTorch) in production.
  • Experience with distributed training tools/libraires (e.g. Horovod, DeepSpeed, ZeRO, nccl, mpi etc.).
  • Demonstrate continuous learning and result-driven attitude.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in High performance computing (HPC) and Cloud environments (e.g. Azure Machine Learning)
  • Experience working with one or more of the following: onnx, Slurm, Docker, Singularity, Dask, end-to-end ML platforms (such as MLflow), GPU/Cuda programming
  • Experience architecting and developing large software system.
  • Experience with multi-disciplinary global teams, work with remote teams.
  • Interest and ability to learn other programming languages as needed

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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 celebrates diversity and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action workplace. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, military and veteran status, disability, genetics, or any other category protected by law or Nuance policy. If you need an accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5086 and let us know.
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Our headquarters is in Burlington, 30 minutes from downtown Boston, right off 128 and across the street from Wayside Commons (hello, shopping!).

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What are Nuance Perks + Benefits

Nuance Benefits Overview

Our success as a company is made possible by our employees. Your passion, curiosity, and tenacity propel us forward and produce more value for our customers and stakeholders. In turn, we're committed to taking care of you with our comprehensive benefits and awards.

There's nothing more important than the wellbeing of your and your family. Our medical, dental, vision and financial health plans 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
Intracompany committees
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
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Nuance Networks: Pride (our LGBTQ+ group), Women in Nuance (WIN), Multicultural Association for Diversity Empowerment (MADE), and the Black Employees in Nuance Group (BEING).
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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
We are partnered with a premier vendor.
Life Insurance
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.
Mental Health Benefits
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
Child Care Benefits
-Access to Care.com -US-wide family bonding leave
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary and secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a family member with a serious medical condition
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $10,000 for eligible adoption expenses and 12 weeks of paid leave. We also offer $10,000 reimbursement for surrogacy fees,
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Fun and exciting bring your child to work program.
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. We also provide 11 paid company holidays annually.
Paid Volunteer Time
16 hours of paid Volunteer Time Off.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Nuance proudly includes Paid Sick Days as part of our overall Paid Time Off policy.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Nuance offers unlimited free style soda machine, Bevi drinks, cold brew coffee, iced coffee, specialty coffees including Dunkin & Starbucks.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site parking including car pool spots, expectant mothers and electrical charging stations.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Nuance reimburses its employees up to $150 annually for many of the most common health and fitness services and activities.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Nuance offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
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
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Nuance funds business relevant certifications.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We provide a choice of two medical plans. With our High Deductible Health Plan, Nuance provides a company contribution to the Health Savings Account.
We provide access to thousands of discounts and access to voluntary benefits such as pre-paid legal insurance, identity theft protection, and long-term care insurance
We also have an Employee Assistance Program, which provides counseling, life coaching, and legal and financial consultations.
We offer SoFi, which is a personalized financial wellness program.

An Insider's view of Nuance

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I enjoy being part of our diverse team. There are more than 20 nationalities represented, and we have quite different educational backgrounds and roles, like speech scientists, engineers and business people. We expanded the Vienna office in the last few years, and we cover all ages and levels of experience.

Gerhard

Senior Director Engineering - Dragon Medical One

What does your typical day look like?

On the Digital team, we work with the world’s most prominent and trusted brands, every day. Those brands depend on us every day to delight their consumers. We’re a true partner in their success; and we do it with the world’s brightest minds, and some really cool technology. Nuance truly empowers its people to change the world we live in.

Ben

Director, Software Development

How does the company support your career growth?

Career mobility ties into career development. You bring these core skill sets into these different roles, but what are the skills you want to expand on and grow? How does that fit into your overall career plan? Nuance is a place where you can try on different hats by sitting on different teams, or even just trying them on in your current role.

Michele

Program Manager, R&D Transformation Initiatives

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'm most excited about how we will take our expertise gained in the Voice channel to help customers deliver the same frictionless, yet highly secure experiences via Digital Web and Mobile channels.

Danny

Fraud and Biometric Sales Executive

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