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Principal Applied Scientist (ML)

The Microsoft News & Feeds team is looking for a passionate ML Scientist to join our Core Recommendation team. This opportunity truly is exciting as the project we're working on has the potential to define the future of content services for Microsoft. Imagine a scenario where billions of users around the world can discover content they care about and start new conversations with their friends, family, and colleagues - this is what we're creating! Today, Windows has close to 1 billion monthly active users, and Outlook, Teams, Edge, and Bing also have hundreds of millions of users plus the partnership with third party - this presents a huge opportunity to engage users with content worldwide.

Are you an experienced ML scientist who is seeking an opportunity to expand and apply your existing knowledge in NLP? Do you want to challenge yourself and pursue the latest ideas while changing the way millions of people do local search every day? Do you want to build scalable services using state of the art deep learning that can truly help users using Windows/Bing in mobile and desktop? If so, this is a great opportunity with real customer impact for you.


  • Participate in design, implementation, and execution across a variety of features, including directly building NLP models.
  • Drive architectural changes into the product to expand our footprint and increase developer agility. 
  • Invest in others’ growth, mentor team members, and help build a highly capable team.
  • Regularly communicate team progress internally and evangelize progress and opportunities to a wider audience including management and leadership. 
  • Drive innovations in NLP applications, ranking and recommendation algorithms.
  • Tech lead or manage a team of data scientists.


Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of industry software development experience coding in C/C++, C#, Java and/or Python.
  • 2+ years of experience applying NLP techniques, NLP applications, ranking and/or recommendation algorithms.
  • Masters degree in computer science or related technical discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience as a tech lead and/or people manager.
  • Experience working through full product cycles from initial design to final product delivery.
  • Experience developing and designing backgrounds in multi-tiered distributed services.
  • Experience with data structures, algorithms, asynchronous programming, and data processing.
  • Experience developing end to end ML/DL systems.
  • Strong knowledge in deep learning computational graph frameworks, such as TensorFlow/Pytorch.
  • Knowledge and experience in large scale data analytics, such as Spark.

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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