NLP Software Engineer – Java & Bio / Medical experience

  • Company:
    Nuance
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    4 hours ago
  • Category:
    General

**NLP Software Engineer – Java & Bio / Medical experience**

**Job ID:** 1-44485

2020-08-06 01:29 PM **Location:** Merelbeke, Belgium

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.

We are looking for a **Java Developer** with a background in **bio or medical sciences** to contribute to the development of clinical language understanding (CLU) tools based on in house developed Natural Language Processing (NLP) software. These tools are used to extract patient related clinical data and create healthcare solutions, they also assist radiologists, physicians and care personnel to ensure accurate, efficient and more cost-effective reporting. As NLP Software Engineer you will join the team in developing new NLP -based applications and support their rollout in the market, you’ll do this through CLU-pipeline improvements and CLU-engine tuning by developing rules or applying machine learning algorithms on medical corpora. You will report to the manager for CLU Engine Engineering.

**Responsibilities & Duties:**

+ Participate in projects from requirements analysis to QA.

+ Develop and improve NLP-applications through rules or machine learning algorithms, making use of annotated corpora.

+ Improve the CLU-engine by developing/improving new CLU pipeline components.

+ Take control of fine-tuning our NLP-applications for new customers.

+ Actively participate as a scrum team member in all phases of the scrum process.

+ Troubleshoot application defects.

+ Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a dynamic work environment.

+ Effectively work with multiple stakeholders and teams located in different geographical locations.

+ Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for secure.

**Required Skills & Qualifications**

+ Bachelor/Master/PhD in ideally in Medical Informatics, Bio-engineering/Biomedical Sciences – however Computer Science, Computational Linguistics are also considered as is equivalent work experience.

+ 5 + years of Experience

+ 3+ years experience JAVA development or another OO-language

+ Experience with the processing of big data, preferably in a cloud environment.

+ Comfortable being part of a team, especially a geographically dispersed team.

+ Motivated to be a self-starter and individual performer effectively contributing to overall team productivity and collaboration.

+ Excellent English communication skills (written, oral, listening).

+ Passion and enthusiasm.

**Preferred Skills:**

+ Experience with machine learning and/or NLP.

+ Experience with Maven, Spark, Apache and integrated build system is a plus

+ Experience with databases/SQL is a plus

+ Experience with Linux is a plus

+ Experience with the medical domain is a plus

**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.

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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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