Principal Software Engineering Lead

Hyderabad, TS, India

Bing is a part of newly formed AI & Research Organization at Microsoft.


About Microsoft AI & Research Org


AI & Research is a new group formed at Microsoft solving to accelerate our innovation in AI, and to enable Microsoft to create truly intelligent systems and products for our customers.

When we launched Bing on June 1st of 2009, we changed search forever and created a foundational technology for AI.  Bing’s market share has grown incredibly since the launch, and we serve over a third of U.S. queries, and power the partners Yahoo, Apple, Amazon and AOL for search.


Our investments in ML and AI technologies in Bing have been heavily leveraged throughout the company from Azure taking advantage of AutoPilot, Cosmos and the Edge, to our new investments in Conversation-as-a-Platform (CaaP) where we are leading the industry.


The largest example of using the Bing technologies was the creation of Cortana – our personal digital assistant, who has answered 12 billion questions for 130 million users. Cortana got us into the digital agent game. Watch this Satya's Ignite keynote on how we’re democratizing AI using Cortana.


Harry Shum is the Executive Vice President of Artificial Intelligence & Research at Microsoft. Here is his vision on AI. Video.


What is in it for you?

Are you excited about building world-class software, working on data/algorithms, learning, having fun and maintaining work-life balance?


In your journey with Microsoft, you will be applying your computer science skills to innovate, design and implement solutions for cutting edge web scale problems. You will also get an opportunity to work on Big Data and employ ML techniques in search space.


Our team comprises of highly motivated researchers, engineers, product managers and data-scientists building end-to-end web-scale and enterprise-scale AI systems. Together we develop and deliver robust, state of art and scalable solutions across a rich set of scenarios.   


We are hiring talented, energetic, creative and passionate software engineers with experience in shipping/building high-quality software products/services.


  • Design, develop, test, deploy scalable intelligent services
  • Lead a team of smart engineers to develop the product and drive innovation
  • Analyze risks and compromises with various design choices
  • Collaborate with Partners and address customer needs
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or related quantitative field with 8+ years of relevant experience, with at least 2 of those years as an engineering manager
  • Strong software design and coding skills
  • Experience in developing distributed and large scale infrastructure components
  • Experience with recommendation systems, text processing systems, ranking systems, speech recognition systems or similar machine learning systems, a plus
  • Passion for new technologies, quality, and customer satisfaction
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills 


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. 


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