Senior Data Scientist

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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.

Out team is working on the Microsoft Retail offering and infusing the AI/ML and Data science knowledge to the various retail offering at the Microsoft level in different product in a integrated way. The idea is to help the retailer with the Retail solutions and help the consumer with the Consumer decision journey and stand by them through out their retail journey (which can span for months). We need to understand the user intent in a most meaningful way and leverage the AI/ML to offer a smart retail solution to both Retailer and the consumer.

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 enhancing your research by applying it to real life problems, 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 looking for the senior leadership role which can be a technically lead a set of highly motivated and driver folks with in and across team.


  • Develop highly scalable classifiers and tools leveraging machine learning, data regression, and rule-based models, deep learning
  • Create language models from petabytes of text data in different languages
  • Suggest, collect and synthesize requirements and innovate to create next generation feature sets
  • Work as part of the product team to implement algorithms that power user and developer-facing products reaching out to millions of users.
  • Be responsible for measuring and optimizing the quality of your algorithms and Models
  • Adapt standard machine learning methods to best exploit modern parallel environments
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or related quantitative field with 4-8 years of relevant experience
  • Strong background in one or more of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Natural Language
  • Programming, Deep Learning, DNNs, Large scale Data Mining
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, and shell scripts
  • Experience with recommendation systems, targeting systems, ranking systems or similar systems
  • Experience with any of Hadoop/Hbase/Pig or Mapreduce/Bigtable or R/Matlab/AzureML or similar technologies
  • Ph D degree in Computer Science or related quantitative field is a plus

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances. 

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.








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Senior Data Scientist
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