Data Scientist

Are you someone with a passion for data, analytics, insights and technology? Do you want to be part of a team lighting up actionable insights to help the organization make business decisions? Do you want to be at the forefront of Big Data? If so, join the CDnA (Customer Data and Analytics) team. We are supporting business units with actionable insights & analyses that accelerate Microsoft product adoption among consumers world-wide.

A successful candidate must have a strong background in machine learning. Desired skills include deep understanding of machine learning algorithms and model development. The candidate must be able to work in a challenging, dynamic environment with multiple interactions across teams with different backgrounds ranging from product development to research.

Key Responsibilities:

Model development and evaluation

Manipulate and analyze complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources using a variety of tools and data analysis techniques

Provide actionable insights on how to improve our services.

Connect findings and recommendations to business initiatives and collaborate with key stakeholders at various management levels

Basic Qualifications:

1+ years of experience in machine learning is required.

A graduate degree is required (Ph.D. is preferred) in Statistics, Computer Science, Operations Research, Mathematics or a related field

Preferred, not required Qualifications:

Deep knowledge of data science algorithms and modeling process

Working knowledge of large data manipulation and data mining and experience with big data technologies such as Azure Data Lake, HD Insight, Spark, Hive, etc.

Demonstrated ability to manage end-to-end model development including identifying and testing alternative models, gathering data from various sources, knowledge of publicly available data sources, familiarity with typical corporate data management systems and tools such as SQL.

Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.

Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to solve complex problems

Ability to work in a team environment that promotes collaboration

Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills, familiarity with Power BI

Some experience in modern web development (HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, etc.) and design.

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com

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