Data Scientist

Company Name: Microsoft
Location: Redmond, WA, US
Date Posted: 16th Jan, 2018


  • Help shape vision, design, architecture and roadmap for the Data Science team to provide advanced predictive and prescriptive analytics to help the company drive customer success
  • Provide technical leadership to the team on designing, prototyping, implementing and testing descriptive and predictive analytics models
  • Providing insight to senior management to support strategic decision-making, preparing and delivering insights and recommendations based on analyses
  • Work with data engineers to architect and develop operational models that run at scale
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to identify and explore opportunities for the application of machine learning and predictive analysis
  • Partner closely with our legal teams to ensure we are treating all customer data to comply with appropriate confidentiality and usage



Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of industry work experience in SQL, R, or Python to implement statistical models, machine learning, and analysis (Prediction, Classification, Clustering, time series forecasting, regression models, etc.) in big data environment
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in computer science, statistics, economics, data science or related areas

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced working knowledge of data mining using SQL, ETL and Data Warehouses
  • Experience on large scale computing systems like Hadoop, MapReduce and/or similar systems preferred
  • Experience with programming skills, e.g. Java, C# is a plus
  • Experience/knowledge with customer success and product consumption across cloud technologies (ideally some understanding of Microsoft cloud products)
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication to educate and work with cross functional teams
  • Be self-driven, and show ability to deliver on ambiguous projects with incomplete or dirty data
  • 10% international travel