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Data & Applied Senior Scientist Manager

heModern Life and Learning Studiois looking for a strong Data Science managerto joinour Data Scienceteam to enable us to understand and drive data-informed, high impact business decisionsacross our organization.

In this role,you willbe joining a team hungry to learn, leverage and value your expertise togrow theData Science discipline into the rhythm of our BXT(Business, Experience, Technology)team structure.You will help shape and strengthenthe businessstrategy for MicrosoftEducation andhow technology can be used effectively in the classroom.You will have the opportunity to work closelywith our product engineers,program managers,designers,and user researchersto helpshape our business strategiesformany of our products.

The successful candidate will haveexperience managing and growing a team of data scientistsas well asexperience analyzing data from a wide range of datasets and across a breadth of technology platforms. They enjoychallengingprojects, have strong analytical and presentation skills, technical aptitude and a collaborative work style. We are looking for people who see challenges as opportunities, people who can look at complex problems and are able to provide actionable insights and informed decisions. As a manager, you will have time to spenddoing your own projects as well as managing your team.


As a Data Science ManagerintheModern Life and Learning Studio, you would be responsible for:

  • Influencingstakeholders to make product improvements that yield business value by effectively making compelling cases through storytelling, visualizations, and other influencing tools
  • Managing a team of strong and growing data scientists
  • Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to solve complex problems that may not have one clearanswer.
  • Manipulate and analyze complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources using a variety of tools and data analysistechniques.
  • Data preparation, statistics, and machine learning to investigate problems with the goal of supporting the questions required to support the greatest business needs.
  • Use and promote data-exploration techniques to discover new or previously unaskedquestions.
  • Provide input to software engineering teams on new analytical capabilitiesneeded.
  • Training and knowledge transfer to several Software Engineers and Project Managers across the team
  • Partner with Researchers to help product teams better understand their users.
  • Help designersexplore and understand scenarios in the productto addressthe unmetneeds of the users.


  • 5+yearswork experience as a Data Scientist
  • 3+ yearsmanaging a team ofDataScientists
  • Experience with R or Python and SQL
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: C, C++,C#, ShellScripting, Java, Scope, Hive, MapReduce, Scala, Spark, or Pig
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, with preference given to a Quantitative (Statistics, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Data Science), or Applied Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or Psychology) discipline.; MS, or Dedicated Data Science trainingpreferred.

Other Qualifications:

  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders, executives and subject matter experts.
  • Knowledge and experience in at least two of the following areas: data mining, machine learning(especiallyforecasting), statistics, business/customer intelligence, data modeling, information retrieval, databases, data warehousing, OLAP, data processing (ETL)
  • Ability to understand and translate business and product questions into analyticsprojects.
  • Ability to articulate vision, requirements, and benefits to business and engineeringpartners.

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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