Data Scientist

Redmond, WA, United States

The Intelligent Conversation and Communications Cloud Media group uses data science to solve problems in advanced teleconferencing scenarios that are used by hundreds of millions of customers worldwide (via Skype, Skype for Business, and Teams). We develop fundamental technologies and do applied research and development to enable better customer experiences for real-time collaboration. We are seeking a highly capable Senior Data Scientist who is passionate about data science and driven to make an impact.


  • Conduct analysis and modeling in the area of audio/video call quality (both fidelity and reliability). Perform exploratory data analysis and build predictive models that fit subjective call quality metrics.
  • Develop fundamental metrics and tools for measuring call quality and validate these metrics/tools
  • Determine key factors that will improve call quality, help prototype them, and help drive these into the product

  • Effectively collaborate within Skype, Teams and other related Microsoft divisions to drive call quality initiatives

  • Drive independent investigations resulting in shipping product code, patents, and publications.


  • Ph.D. or MS degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or related field
  • Deep experience in data mining, machine learning, statistics, and signal processing (optional)
  • Minimum of 2 years of industry experience with data mining tools such as Python, R, Matlab, SQL


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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