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Machine Learning Engineer

What is Yammer?

Microsoft Yammer is the industry-defining social network for the enterprise. Millions of employees, including 85% of Fortune 500 companies use Yammer every day, to build community and culture, share knowledge, and connect with their leaders and each other.

Why Yammer?

Yammer was one of the first startup unicorns this past decade and was acquired by Microsoft in 2012. Today, this means we get the benefits of a startup - rapid innovation, cutting-edge technology, outsized individual impact - with the advantages of working for one of the most successful software companies in the world. We work together in small, cross-functional teams - engineers, product managers, designers, data scientists - to design, deliver and operate delightful end user experiences to our tens of millions of users spread across the world.

We’ve always been mission-driven; In this post-Covid world, Yammer has become even more indispensable than ever as employees have a deep need for connection and a sense of belonging. We’ve been growing rapidly and need your help to take Yammer to the next level.

You will have:

  • Autonomy and freedom to innovate
  • Choice of the best of open source and Microsoft-internal technology
  • The ability to experiment, A/B test, and make data-driven decisions
  • Tons of opportunity for outsized impact as part of a small but mighty team on a rapidly-growing product needed now more than ever

At the same time, you also have the benefits of working at a top-tier tech company like Microsoft:

  • Compensation, benefits, and perks
  • Internal resources, technology, and opportunities for learning and growth
  • Brand and networking
  • Opportunity for massive scale as part of a suite with hundreds of millions of users

About this job

As a Senior Applied Data Scientist, you will be building predictive models that help connect individuals with each other and knowledge across organizations. We focus on discovery, recommendations, and relevance across Yammer by building machine learning models that leverage both Yammer data and data from across Office 365.

What makes this role special?

  • Opportunity to create a vision around the Yammer machine learning platform and roadmap and help us make it a reality.
  • Opportunity for massive scaleas Yammer has tens of millions of users today and is expanding rapidly to reach all of Office 365 (100 million+)
  • Tight-knit, high performing team means tons of ability to have impact.
  • Social enterprise >

  • Build and iterate on machine learning models to be used to power recommendations for the Yammer Feed.
  • Work with large, complex data sets. Solve difficult, non-routine analysis problems, applying advanced analytical methods as needed; conduct end-to-end analysis that includes data gathering and requirements specification, processing, analysis, ongoing deliverables and presentations.
  • Utilize excellent communication skills to clearly distill the essence of your technical work to audiences of all levels and across multiple functional areas.
  • Develop deep product intuition that you leverage to influence future product roadmaps and drive decision making.
  • Work with product and engineering to craft experiments and test hypotheses.
  • Navigate complex situations and influence across multiple product areas by leveraging leadership acumen.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors, Masters or advanced degree in Computer Science or related field (including Mathematics and Physics)
  • 5+ years of industry experience applying Machine Learning techniques
  • 2+ years of experience coding in Python, C++, C#, C or Java

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD with 5+ years work experience doing quantitative analysis.
  • Work experience in the social networking space.
  • Applied experience with machine learning on large datasets.
  • Built recommender systems used in production at scale.
  • Customer focused, strategic, drives for results, is self-motivated, and has a propensity for action.

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.

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