Principal Data Scientist

Short Description

We need candidates who have successfully shipped machine learning based solutions, and have 10+ years of relevant academic or research experience. This is a rare opportunity to influence technology development in an important growth area at Microsoft. You will design, implement, analyze and tune complex algorithms and ML models operating on large datasets in collaboration with top scientists and engineers across Microsoft global R&D team.

Job Description

What if your job description were simply -make tomorrow better?? Every day at Microsoft, we bring an insatiable curiosity to the workplace, challenging ourselves to reimagine what it is and what it can be. We build on what's come before to create what's next. We help shape the future and we empower billions of people around the globe. Online Advertising is one of the fastest growing businesses on the Internet today, with about $70 billion of a $600 billion advertising market already online. Search engines, web publishers, major ad networks, and ad exchanges are now serving billions of ad impressions per day and generating terabytes of user events data every day. The rapid growth of online advertising has created enormous opportunities as well as technical challenges that demand computationally intelligence and scalable algorithms. Eventually Computational Advertising has emerged as a new interdisciplinary field that involves information retrieval, data mining, machine learning, statistical modeling, optimization, linear algebra, and micro-economics, to solve challenging problems that arise in online advertising.

Responsibilities
  • Develop novel algorithms in the space of sponsored search to constantly improve the operational efficacy and monetization impact to stake holders
  • Analyze Giga/Tera bytes of logs and create observation/opportunities and avenues of improvements in the system
  • Identify and apply machine learning solutions at various aspects of the system stack
  • Monitor for alerts and root cause the live/off-line aspects for any abnormalities in the system
  • Ideate on newer aspects of advertising avenues and augment the platform with richer products for the stake holders 

Qualifications
  • PhD/MS in Computer science or related areas with strong inclination towards learning algorithms is preferred
  • Strong foundations in the mathematical aspects of learning including optimization, linear algebra & statistical modeling
  • Hands-on experience in feature engineering and building scalable machine learning algorithms
  • Experience in web-search/sponsored-search domains is a plus
  • Excellent problem solving capabilities with strong fundamentals in computer science
  • Strong software design and development skills in one or more high level languages (C#/C/C++/Java/F# etc)
  • Knowledge in at least one scripting language (Python, Perl, Ruby, etc) is a plus
  • Proficiency in distributed computing tools like MapReduce/MPI (Cosmos/Hadoop/Spark/Hive etc) is a plus

Principal Data Scientist
Associate Computer Full-time Engineering | Information Technology Python | Java
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