Senior Data Scientist
Redmond , Washington
December 16, 2017
The Core Data Science team inside the Windows and Devices Group (WDG) is hiring a senior data scientist experienced in controlled experimentation to join our growing experimentation practice. Top candidates will have a record of using A/B testing and related experimentation and other methodologies to positively impact engineering and business decisions.

WDG Core Data Science uses insights from data to improve the quality of experiences on our devices and services. Our work spans PCs, Xbox, mobile devices, HoloLens, browsers, apps, the web, and more. We combine our data science work with business and engineering knowledge to provide unique insight into customer scenarios that are leading the data-driven culture within WDG. Our work is highly varied and offers a chance to focus on many different data science techniques and aspects of the WDG business and beyond. As a Data Scientist, you will formulate approaches to solve problems using well-defined algorithms and data sources in context of customer, engineering, and business needs. You will use data exploration techniques to discover new opportunities within your problem area. You will interpret the results of analyses, validate approaches, and learn to monitor, analyze, and iterate to continuously improve. You will engage with stakeholders to produce clear, compelling, and actionable insights that influence product and service improvements that will impact millions of customers. You will also engage in the peer review process and act on feedback while learning innovative methods, algorithms, and tools to increase the impact and applicability of your results.

We hire people with a desire to build great products and make business impact using statistical analysis, machine learning, experimentation, data mining, data visualization, and more. We welcome applications from diverse multi-disciplinary backgrounds, with analytical skills, engineering abilities, business interests, relentless curiosity, and a desire to improve the experiences of more than one billion customers.

Basic Qualifications:

● 5+ years of experience in data science, analytics, or machine learning

Desirable skills and expertise include:

● Experience with controlled experiments is particularly important for this role
● Experience with machine learning, deep learning, anomaly detection, predictive analysis, text analysis, exploratory data analysis, and other areas of data science are also valued
● Experience performing data analysis including applying statistics
● Proficiency using tools and languages like R, Python, C#, Scala, MATLAB, and similar
● Degree in in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, or other quant-focused field
● Engineering experience querying data from large data systems on Cosmos, Azure Data Lake, SQL, Hadoop, Spark, etc.
● Experience with product and service telemetry systems
● Ability to interact with peers and stakeholders to drive product and business impact
● Strong interpersonal and communications 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. 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

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