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Principal/Senior NLP Java Application Engineer/Developer - Merelbeke

Posted on Mar 16, 2019 by Nuance Communications International

Brussel, Brussel Belgium
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Summary: The NLP Software Engineer will contribute to the development of new NLP (Natural Language Processing)-based applications and support their rollout in the market. The NLP Software Engineer will do this through CLU-pipeline improvements and CLU-engine tuning by developing rules or applying machine learning algorithms on medical corpora. This person will report to the Manager Software Development for CLU applications.


• 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.


Qualifications Number of Years of Work Experience: 5 Required Skills: • 3 years experience with JAVA development or another OO-language • Experience with the processing of big data, preferably in a cloud environment. • Experience with machine learning and/or NLP. • 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 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 Education: Master/PhD in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Medical Informatics, Bio-engineering/Biomedical Sciences or equivalent through experience


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