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Microsoft Corporation Principal Data Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Do you want to shape the future of gaming and personalization through innovative AI (Artificial Intelligence) solutions? We are looking for a data scientist who will develop state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to elevate personalized gaming experience to the next level.

We are a fast-paced team within Azure Global focused on building Industry specific AI products. We are looking for an experienced data scientist with excellent problem-solving skills, and a passion to apply AI techniques to problems in the gaming domain.

As part of the role, you will work with a global diverse team of data scientists and engineers that apply machine learning and deep learning techniques (ranging from recommendation systems, natural language processing, reinforcement learning and more) for customers in the gaming domain. You will be involved in incubating solutions and products for infusing AI in gaming, from design to production.

To be successful, you will need strong software skills, technical aptitude, communication skills and a collaborative work style. Preferably, you have domain expertise in the gaming domain. This is an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself and continuously grow new skills.


In this role, you will collaborate with experts in machine learning and distributed systems. You will get to work on recommender systems, text and image mining & processing, forecasting and other advanced machine learning techniques. You will help develop machine learning models that will help make gaming experience more engaging and enjoyable.

You will work on all aspects of the design, development and delivery of machine learning and deep learning solutions, including problem definition, data acquisition, exploration, training, testing, and evaluating machine learning models, and creating end-to-end pipelines and solutions in production.



  • PhD/MS in CS/EE/Applied Mathematics/Statistics/DS/ML or related fields

  • 5+ years of experience working with machine learning libraries to and real word data science problems

  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills


  • 5+ years of experience in software development

  • Proficiency in one statically typed language (C#, Java, C, C++)

  • Proficiency in one scripting language (Python, NodeJS, Ruby, Perl)

  • Familiarity with a version control system

  • Excited to work on a diverse team

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong research, theory, and algorithm background with the ability to apply advanced knowledge on real world challenges

  • Experience in gaming industry

  • Experience working with deploying of machine learning models

  • Experience in building end-to-end recommender systems

  • Experience working with real-world noisy data

  • Demonstratable experience with software engineering principles, parallel and distributed computing, statistics, machine learning, cloud technologies like Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

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 ( .

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