Principal Data & Applied Scientist

Last updated one month ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft believes that artificial intelligence will play a critical role in accomplishing that mission. We are working to change the lives and work of hundreds of millions by building deep intelligence into the products that people use every day such as Outlook, Teams, Windows, Office, SharePoint and Cortana. By understanding our user’s preferences, communication and context across applications we can proactively and reactively help users accomplish more with less effort.

The Substrate Intelligence Horizontal Sciences group is leading the mission to create AI building blocks and horizontal solutions that empower Microsoft 365 AI scenarios to deliver better productivity and richer quality experiences to Microsoft 365 Customers. The team works on language representation and generation and knowledge mining projects and execute across the entire machine learning life-cycle, including data mining, Deep learned modeling, large-scale distributed training, improving training performance, run-time optimized inference etc. We leverage both in-house (e.g. Azure ML) and open source (e.g. PyTorch) software and a diverse set of hardware including CPUs, GPUs, and FPGAs.

We are looking for a thought leader who can bring deep applied science experience and knowledge to help us in building the future of AI systems. As a Principal Applied Scientist in Substrate Intelligence you would work in an exciting and fast-paced environment, collaborating closely with teams across the company, including Microsoft Research (MSR). You will work as part of an organization that brings together talent in the areas of machine learning, natural language processing, deep learning, information retrieval, software engineering, and trustworthy computing. We value and encourage diversity in the belief that it leads to both great workplaces and great products.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Lead innovative applied research programs in the area of Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Mining, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
  • Collaborate closely with Microsoft Research and product teams to create relationships and the next generation of innovation in our products and services
  • Support and develop a research culture within the Substrate Intelligence organization that encourages experimentation and scientific process to drive innovation in our products and service
  • Communicate internally and externally through publication, presentations, and other mediums (e.g., blogs, press interviews) on research progress, major breakthroughs and product innovation

Qualifications

Qualifications

Applied Research experience in the following:

  • Deep Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Knowledge Mining
  • Information Retrieval
  • AI fairness, transparency and ethics

Master’s degree in computer science or closely related field, PhD preferred

10+ years of experience developing product level algorithms preferred, with a proven track record of successfully shipping applied research to production

Excellent problem solving and data analysis skills, with expertise in developing or applying predictive analytics, statistical modeling, data mining, machine and deep learning algorithms, especially at scale

Key differentiators: Grounded in a growth mindset, advocate for inclusion and diversity, and strong self-awareness

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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