Principle Data and Applied Scientist

Main Location
Redmond, WA, United States
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Skype brings people together anytime, anywhere, and on more devices than anyone else. Our team has built the communications fabric that bridges friends, colleagues, and family with immersive video and high quality audio, content sharing across all your devices, and intelligent bots. With over 25% of the world's long distance calling flowing over our service in addition to the video, text messages, and rich media being shared across the network, we generate more data than almost any communications service on the net. That's where you come in.Skype transformed the world by bringing video calling to the fingertips of hundreds of millions of people across the globe. As we look to the future, we are building a team to bridge innovation and imagination with deep data science and analytics to build on our culture of Data and Learning and help us iterate quickly on our products, build on our customer's successes, and learn from our challenges. Come be part of the team turning amazing amounts of data into the insights that shape both our team and the products that bring the world together. We need a strong a Data Engineering Leader who can design & develop on Big Data systems, manage day-to-day operations and build and lead a high-performing team of data engineers.


Create and manage complete designs that solve classes of problems, enable group of components and satisfy business, customer, engineering and operational requirements.

Design and develop key ingredients to big data pipelines like, SCOPE & T-SQL scripts, workflow orchestration tasks, diagnostic interfaces, service layers and other assorted reporting/distribution assets.

Create different types of automated tests to ensure high quality bar.

Monitor and proactively troubleshoot day-to-day operations.

Manage and Develop Data Engineering team members 


10+ years of strong design, coding, testing and troubleshooting experience with customer facing systems. 

6+ years of development experience in Big Data platforms is required.  Cosmos is preferred. · Outstanding coding skills in C# and T-SQL.

Great design and problem solving skills, with a strong bias for quality and engineering excellence at scale. 

Exceptional technical know-how, ability to quickly adapt to new technology and go deep in new focus areas.

Demonstrated ability to drive and deliver features on time with quality. 




o Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly the ability to synthesize complex issues/scenarios into easy-to-understand concepts.

o An attention to detail with self-discipline and a drive for results.

o Demonstrated ability to work in ambiguous situations and across organizational boundaries.  

The candidate must also have: A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Information Systems, or closely related field.



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