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Data & Applied Scientist - Microsoft

Redmond, Washington

The Microsoft Azure Storage team is looking for a Data Scientist with proven capability of using data to solve high impact business problems. In this role you will have the opportunity to use machine learning techniques, statistical analysis to experiment with the data and push the boundaries of how much value we can create for our customers, business and engineering within Azure.

You will be able to use the insights you gain from the experiments and show impact towards business by getting to work with our brightest engineers across the Azure stack to deliver promising and impactful end to end results. If you love data, if you want to solve some of the most exciting challenges on a massive product like Azure storage and if you think you have the skills for it, this could be position for you.


  • Design methodologies to model components of distributed systems.
  • Design and engineer experiments on end to end scenarios.
  • Analyze data and study the system to provide meaningful insights on the product quality.
  • Build predictive models and conduct experiments to gain insights into quality, health of the product and customer usage.
  • Cross-collaborate with engineers on building statistical models, applying machine learning techniques for targeted solutions and effectively communicating the analysis and findings through interactive visualizations, documents and presentations.
  • Some of the capabilities should include
    • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills, ability to communicate complex findings in a simple manner.
    • Enjoy discovering and solving problems; proactively seeking clarification of requirements and direction; being a self-starter who takes responsibility when required.
    • Ability to explore different directions based on data and be able to quickly change direction based on the analysis.


Minimum Requirements

  • 2 years of work experience with statistical software (R or Python)
  • 2 years of software programming experience in an Object Oriented Programming Language e.g. C++, C#, Java.
  • Proven ability and experience in using data science, statistical computing, and modeling to improve business KPIs.
  • Experience with statistical, predictive modeling, machine learning with bigdata using tools like R, Python, Hadoop, Scikit-learn
  • Experience with databases, cloud storage.
  • BS+ in computer science or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS/ PhD in fields like computer science, mathematics, statistics, machine learning, operations research, data mining, AI.
  • Understanding of public cloud design patterns and considerations in the areas of distributed systems, distributed storage systems, big - data, data mining, information retrieval.
  • Experience with open source cloud based platforms, Microsoft Azure or any other public / private cloud platforms

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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



Posted: 2019-11-08 Expires: 2020-01-07

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