Software Engineer 2

Following an upcoming movie? Looking for some excerpt before buying a book? Having a piece of song lyrics in mind but don’t know where it’s from? Bing entity search can help you! Today >30% search queries in Bing are entity related, and the number is still growing in some highly-engaged segments. Ensuring an excellent entity search end-to-end experience is one of the key challenges and requirements to the new generation of search engine and personal assistant.
Bing Entity Understanding is one of the very core teams who power entity experiences on Bing.com, Bing search app, Cortana, IE/Office/Skype/etc. and external search API. We’re actively hiring talented and solid engineers to work on the following areas: Natural language query parsing and intent understanding via statistics and machine learning models; Generic entity triggering and ranking algorithm via data mining, information retrieval and machine learning techniques; Direct answer inference and triggering for QnA queries; Entity recommendation and personalization experiences Build large scale data mining and processing pipelines on gigantic dataset using distributed computing system.

Basic Qualifications
2+ years programming experience or relevant practical experiences in C++/C#/Java.
BS degree in CS or related areas.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong coding, problem solving and data modeling & analysis skills.
Passionate and self-motivated.
Ability to drive cross team collaborations and ship production features in a fast-paced startup environment.
Superior communication skills, both verbal and written.
Customer/end-result driven in design and development.
Experiences in one or more of the following areas is a PLUS: machine learning, data mining, information retrieval, natural language processing, graph computation, and large scale distributed computation.

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