Data Scientist II

Last updated 10 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft Research is looking for a talented Data Scientist with a background in graph data mining. Microsoft Research provides a dynamic environment for research careers with a network of world-class research labs led by globally-recognized scientists and engineers. Our researchers and engineers pursue innovation in a range of scientific and technical disciplines to help solve complex challenges in diverse fields, including computing, healthcare, economics, and the environment.

Special Projects at Microsoft Research has a group dedicated to the research and development of new graph algorithms at scale. The team actively works with product groups to apply these methods to emerging challenges. The selected candidate from this job posting will join a team of applied statisticians, computer scientists, and collaboration to explore and solve problems in search, workplace productivity, and tech fraud among many other areas of application.


Responsibilities for this role will involve working with graph data in an applied science role to study clustering, ranking, prediction, and graph embedding using emerging methods of graph machine learning. Fields of application will include organizational science, metrics on resilience, cybersecurity, and search engine experiences. This role will involve working closely with program managers, developers, and product stakeholders to evaluate prototypes and performance of newly developed systems.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD (completed or close to completion) in Computer Science or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Specialization on graph machine learning
  • Research ability demonstrated by journal and conference publications and/or preprints.
  • Experience developing and deploying analytics at scale in distributed application frameworks such as Apache Spark.

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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