SRC Engineer II at Nuance

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Company Overview

Nuance Communications, Inc. is the pioneer and leader in conversational AI innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. The company delivers solutions that understand, analyze and respond to human language, amplifying human intelligence. With decades of domain and artificial intelligence expertise, Nuance works with thousands of organizations – in healthcare, telecommunications, automotive, financial services, retail, and more – to create stronger relationships and better experiences for their customers.

 

The Nuance Global IT team is focused on supporting the company and employees with technical solutions and expertise that help the business run more efficiently, ensure security and data privacy, and support new IT infrastructure initiatives that drive innovation. Our team is composed of problem solvers with constant curiosity and different perspectives who love to collaborate to transform and rethink IT.

Job Summary

Nuance Enterprise is a mission critical leader in delivering and supporting technology infrastructure to meet the substantial growth of the business.

The Site Reliability Center is an engineering discipline that combines software and systems engineering to build and run cloud-scale, distributed, fault-tolerant systems. Our team ensures that Nuance services have reliability and uptime to meet the needs of our ever-growing customer base in a mission critical industry: Enterprise.  Practices such as event response, major incident management, minimizing operational work, deep post-mortem exercises, and prevention of potential outages factoring into the iterative improvement work that the SRC focuses on.

In this role you will spend a majority supporting and being a central point of contact in the SRC with a line of business through phone based, direct contact support, as well as through ticketing systems.  You will be supporting the products and customers directly. You will also spend a portion of each day working with other team members on a variety of tasks from monitoring, incident management, completing capacity and deployment based service planning, defining monthly and weekly activities like patch & vulnerability management, and playing a pivotal role in our major incident response team should an incident impact the availability or reliability of one of the Enterprise products..  Because of this breadth, the Site Reliability engineer maintains a unique position to see the entire division and interact across all teams.

 

Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent education required

 

Minimum years of work experience: 5+ years of experience in large complex information systems, and/or Cloud environments.

 

Required skills:

  • Phone and email based direct customer support
  • Broad experience in troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems covering application, OS, networking and storage areas.
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Strategic relationship and partnership building skills
  • Excellent time management, organizational, communication skills
  • Familiarity with cloud support engineering practices.
  • Good hands-on experience on any of these technologies including Kubernetes, AMQ, MSSQL,Graphana, Sumologic, Nagios, SaltStack, Zenoss, HP Openview,
  • Remedyforce, Confluence, Jira, Pagerduty
  • Working experience in Linux and Windows based production environments and strong knowledge in fundamentals and internals – file systems, memory management, threads and processes etc.
  • Strong understanding of networking protocols, IP packets, DNS, OSI layers and load balancing.
  • Experience with system monitoring and alerting for availability, reliability and performance.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to solve operational related challenges through automation or process related improvements
  • Ability to develop and plan for longer term projects to directly impact the SRC and LOB relationship and our understanding and ability to support the related products. 

 

Preferred skills:

  • Self-motivated and proactive, with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Strategic relationship and partnership building skills
  • Experience with an IT or SaaS environment
  • Understanding of AI and Biometrics
  • Ability to run packet captures and network trace analysis.
  • Good skills in one of the languages –Shell scripting, Python, or Perl
  • Strong work ethic and a strong sense of urgency with a can-do attitude
     

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 Communication Inc.  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.

Mariann

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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
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
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
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
Remote Work Program
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
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.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 16 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
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.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
Nuance offers unlimited free style soda machine, Bevi drinks, cold brew coffee, iced coffee, specialty coffees including Dunkin & Starbucks.
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We offer employees Free on-site parking including car pool spots, expectant mothers and electrical charging stations.
Fitness Subsidies
Nuance reimburses its employees up to $150 annually for many of the most common health and fitness services and activities.
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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.
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Lunch and learns
Nuance hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, 1-to-many program, Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $5250 annualy for continuing education.
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Nuance funds business relevant certifications.

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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