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Senior NLU Engineer



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Senior NLU Engineer

Location Montreal, Quebec; Quebec

Company Overview:

Chez Nuance, nous donnons aux gens la possibilité d'interagir naturellement avec leurs divers appareils connectés et le monde numérique autour d'eux. Nous créons un monde où la technologie pense et agit de la façon dont les humains le font en concevant des modes d'interaction avec la technologie plus intuitifs.

Notre technologie agile utilise des analyses et des algorithmes avancés pour transformer l'inanimé en animé et transformer des processus complexes en processus simples.

Joignez-vous à notre équipe mobile ... où les systèmes intelligents sont maintenant prêts pour la route. Nous sommes passionnés par le développement d'interfaces intelligentes qui permettent aux gens de parler à leurs voitures, leurs téléphones et tous autres appareils intelligents.

At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them. We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.

Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.

Join our Mobile team…intelligent systems now ready for the road. We are passionate about developing intelligent interfaces that enable people to talk to their cars, phones, devices, and other smart “things”.

Job Summary:

Summary: As a member of the NLP Research group, the candidate will work on challenging research problems that have a concrete impact on real-world applications. The main focus of this position is to enhance our advanced dialog architecture so that it can allow application developers to author rapidly and intuitively, and tune systematically, highly performing, potentially multi-modal, natural dialog systems.


  • Improve existing dialog architecture so that:
    • General dialog strategies such as corrections, choice navigation, constraints relaxation, error detection, multi-task support, come for free or with simple declarative structure - instead of being programmatically added for each application;
    • Re-usability from previous applications is optimized;
    • Necessary application specific input/configuration are intuitive and centralized so that application development is quick and well-defined;
    • Tuning and systematic improvement of a existing dialog system is quick and intuitive
  • Support real-life applications or demos, systematically improving their performance and transferring know-how to application groups


Number of Years of Work Experience:

  • Minimum: Strong recently promoted Ph.D. or Master in Computer Science or relate fields
  • Preferred: Ph.D. or Master plus 4 years of relevant experience

Required Skills: Strong algorithmic and software skill, especially in Java and in designing architectures that generalize well. Accomplished coder – can realize research ideas effectively. AI and agent-based programming . Experience running configuration experiments for ease-of-deployment proof-of-concept. Experience running accuracy experiments and systematically improving performance. Should be able to take initiative, but also follow a plan and work well as part of a team. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Skills: Statistical natural language processing expertise, experience with Dialog systems, knowledge representation & ontology design, ontology development, coding skills (javascript, java web server), machine learning, data mining and keen interest in research

Education: Degree in computer science, computational linguistics, EE, math or related field. Advanced degree or related experience required.

Additional Information:

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 7 années consécutives
  • Canada's Top Employers for Young People - pour 3 années consécutives

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 – 7 consecutive years
  • Montreal’s Top Employers – 6 consecutive years
  • Canada's Top Employers for Young People - 3 consecutive years

Contact Information

Posting Date: 20-Apr-2017Information Technology Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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