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Microsoft Corporation Principal Data & Applied Scientist Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Do you have a passion for leading a team working on forward-looking AI initiatives directly with customers? We are seeking a manager who will help our team develop machine learning solutions to solve the business problems our customers face every day.

The Commercial Software Engineering (CSE) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkSafeCoXfU) team is a global engineering organization that works directly with customers looking to leverage the latest technologies to address their toughest problems and transform their industries using cloud-based solutions. We sit side-by-side with our customers to collaboratively innovate custom solutions tailored to their business needs. In the process, we help shape the future of our own platforms by partnering with our product groups to improve them. We pride ourselves on making contributions to open source and make our platforms easier to adopt. Our work involves the development of high-impact software assets that contribute to the Microsoft platform that are broadly applicable. Our diverse skillsets and collaborative, curious natures help us foster innovation with our customers and with ourselves. Fresh perspective is part of how we create meaningful impact in our work and inclusive day-to-day experiences. We want your help in continuing to reflect the communities we serve and live in.

We are looking for a Principal Data and Applied Scientist Manager with strong leadership, analytical and development skills to join our expanding team. The ideal candidate has led ML Engineering teams, has extensive expertise in machine learning and is passionate about creating business value through building robust teams delivering cloud-based solutions infused with AI. They should be comfortable with the end-to-end ML/AI solutions development process, starting from understanding the customer business problem and ending with production implementation of machine learning pipelines.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Work with your Engineering leadership counterparts to evaluate and select the right customer engagements to ensure your team has interesting, challenging, and high impact projects.

  • Ensure your team adheres to solid engineering and rigorous data science principles, leaving our customers with maintainable code and models and as stronger engineers and scientists when we leave.

  • Analyze and resolve complex business and technical with internal stakeholders and customers.

  • Grow and lead a team of Data Scientists and ensure both your team and the organization embrace a culture of continuous learning.

  • We value design research because we know it gives us a holistic view of how business goals, and human experiences are affected by interactions between data, algorithms, context, logic and interfaces. For that reason, you will be working with research, design and experience practitioners to evolve highly considered experiences.

Qualifications

We are open to all backgrounds and are looking for candidates with demonstrated ability to deliver on the responsibilities below.

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience developing and deploying end-to-end ML/AI systems. We prioritize those with a broad set of skills: working with structured and unstructured data, data processing at scale, feature engineering, and model operationalization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest or experience in acting as a people manager, leading a team, and helping grow careers.

  • Experience working within and directing geographically dispersed, diverse, and virtual teams.

  • Experience managing both technical and non-technical stakeholders and able to resolve complex business and technical issues.

  • We look for people who have broad Machine Learning experience across a variety of traditional and Deep Learning applications, but a deeper expertise in either Computer Vision, NLP, Forecasting or Recommenders.

  • Python skills, including the scientific Python stack, Machine Learning frameworks, and at least one major programming language such as C#.

  • MS/PhD in Computer Science, EE, Machine Learning, Data Science, Computational Linguistics, or equivalent technical fields.

  • Enjoy travel and are comfortable with regional travel up to 25% as needed with projects (subject to worldwide and organizational safety guidance).

At Microsoft, we are seeking people who have a passion for the positive impact technology can have on communities and for making a difference in the world. Within CSE, you will find a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, personal and cultural experiences which are vital to our success with our customers. It’s an informal, flexible work environment where you’ll be welcome to work from home, our offices, customer sites– wherever is best for you to get your job done. We invest in your health, wellness, and financial future by offering a competitive package including a wide range of benefits built around your personal needs and those close to you.

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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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

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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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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

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