Senior Data & Applied Scientist

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Bellevue, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Our team is part of Microsoft AI & Research working on deep learning to power end user experiences relating to the following four areas:

  1. Relevance of search results on
  2. Question-answering system for Bing and Cortana
  3. Enterprise search for sharepoint and other work related content
  4. Recommendation system for news feed system

The team works on projects across the entire deep learning life-cycle. This includes deep learning models for language representation, language generation, ranking, summarization, smart reply, universal representation learning, reinforcement learning, question-answering, user modeling, etc. Apart from this, we also work on large-scale distributed training, improving training performance, run-time optimized inference, and other similar aspects. The team works across most of the common modeling scheme like Transformers, RNNs, CNNs, VAEs, GANs, etc. Most of these models are targeted to serve live user traffic and hence have to be optimized for serving at very tight latency constraints. We use a diverse set of hardware to serve our models including CPUs, GPUs, and FPGAs.

Are you looking for opportunities to deliver innovations to tens of millions of users every month that impact their daily life? Do you want to be part of a fast-cycle, high visibility team with ambitious goals and intensive competition? We are hiring extremely talented, highly motivated and productive applied scientist with expertise in information retrieval, deep learning, machine learning, natural language processing, data mining and large-scale distributed computation.

We are hiring at all levels from entry level to principal.

Our goal is to delight our users through our products. Our core drivers are large scale machine learning, including deep learning technologies, along with analyzing, inferring and experimenting with truly big data.

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As part of the team, you would be driving projects through their entire life-cycle from idea creation through implementation, experimentation and finally shipping to our users. We are looking for strong, motivated, results-oriented applied scientists and software engineers to help drive the design and implementation of the next wave of improvements of products for Bing and Microsoft. You would be working with truly big data by training and extending the capability of deep learning models to provide compelling experiences across our products. Projects can span across modeling, data engineering, model optimization, large scale experimentation, and shipment of cutting edge technology for 100s of millions of users. Due to the wide range of project opportunities, projects are assigned based on candidate's interest and background. Also, the project assignments are fairly permeable. So, one can move around and play different roles depending on their interest.


MS/Ph.D. in CS/EE or related areas is required

Strong ability and effectiveness working in a significant technical problem domain, in the term of plan, design, execution, continuous release and service operation.

Strong software engineering fundamentals, including coding, problem solving and data analysis skills.

Background in machine learning/deep learning (strongly preferred).

Passionate and self-motivated.

Ability to effectively work in collaborative multiple project team environment and ship production features in a fast-paced environment.

Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

Customer/end result/Metrics driven in design and development.

Strong ability in self-learning, entering new domain, managing through uncertainty in an innovative team environment

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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