Senior Applied ML Engineer

Digital thieves are getting more sophisticated and harder to detect and stop. Our enterprise customers are asking us to do more to protect their accounts from compromise and their data from theft - whether in Microsoft’s cloud environments or their own datacenters. Proactive measures, including infrastructure security improvements, Privileged Identity Management and multi-factor authentication, are only part of the solution.

The C+E Information & Threat Protection team is seeking Applied Machine Learning Engineers to help prevent the theft of our customer’s digital assets using a range of behavioral modeling techniques. We are on the leading edge applying a unique combination of security research and machine learning that we call enterprise security intelligence.

If you have a strong ML/statistics background and can roll up your sleeves to do the engineering work required to ship high quality ML models in production, this is a unique opportunity to tackle challenging problems in the fascinating and growing space of cloud security. Come be part of this exciting new generation of security analytics!

Responsibilities:
• Develop high-performance machine learning systems for detecting abnormality, intrusion, fraud, masquerading, etc.
• Deliver end to end solutions to analyze data that originates from users, services, or other automated systems.
• Develop infrastructure as required to enable new experiences in enterprise security intelligence by deriving meaning from vast array of enterprise data about users and their activity.
• Build and operate enterprise class services.
• Actively engage with other teams across the company to identify security scenarios where machine learning/applied statistics can be used and guide the development of solutions to these problems.
• Act as an expert in machine learning/statistics to serve the growing needs of C+E Security.
• Provide technical leadership and mentoring for team of applied machine learning developers.

Basic Qualifications:
• 3+ years of educational or professional experience in applying machine learning and data mining techniques to real problems with copious amounts of data
• 6+ years of experience developing production quality code in a professional software engineering role

Preferred Qualifications:
• Graduate degree in Computer Science or other quantifiable fields such as Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Decision Science, Data Analytics, etc.
• Experience with very large-scale data processing/analysis (a.k.a. Big Data).
• Experience with C/C++ and/or C# skills and understanding of software design patterns.
• Experience developing high-performance service-oriented solutions.
• Ability to work independently to actively identify and drive solutions for evolving business problems.
• A proven ability to mentor and support the growth of others.

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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.