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Senior Data Scientist

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Are you a highly capable, motivated Data Scientist with experience in leveraging machine learning technologies to derive insights from big data? Join us at Microsoft in building best in class data solutions to help fight cybercrime and promote customer trust in Microsoft products and services.

Earning -- and keeping -- the trust of our customers has never been more important as Microsoft works to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. The mission of Customer Security & Trust (CST) is delivering security capabilities and solutions to protect our customers and promote global trust in Microsoft. Customer Security & Trust Engineering (CST-E) is comprised of 6 teams with over 100 FTEs and vendors delivering engineering solutions to proactively fight cybercrime in support of Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit (DCU), support law enforcement through enabling Microsoft's response to over 60,000 subpoena and warrant requests per year, lead corporate-wide security development lifecycle governance, provides tools and evidence for customers to trust Microsoft products and services while ensuring cultural relevance, and providing thought leadership for securing the use of technologies such as Open Source Software, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.

CST-E is going through an organizational transformation under the leadership of General Manager, Valecia Maclin, and has an immediate opening for a Senior Data Scientist who will operate as an organization-wide asset. In this role, you will work across CST-E and in collaboration with partner CST teams and Microsoft Engineering Groups to ensure our end-to-end solution delivery is done with a focus on stakeholder priorities, timeliness, and excellence, while supporting the advocacy of our commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture.

In this role, you will be an influencer and contributor across our entire technology team.


  • Master's degree or higher in Data Science, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent quantitative field.
  • 5+ years of industry experience working with live data (data cleaning, data visualization and modeling) and building machine learning models.
  • 3+ years of industry experience with algorithm design and programming skills in at least one statistical computing language such as Python, R, or Scala in a distributed computing environment.
  • Passion for solving interesting and meaningful real-world problems using principled techniques and practices.
  • Be self-driven and show the ability to work with cross functional teams to deliver on ambiguous projects with incomplete or dirty data.
  • Experience documenting, synthesizing, and communicating results at all levels of the organization.
  • The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.


  • Hands-on experience with deep learning technologies.
  • Domain knowledge in fraud and security.
  • Experience with Azure Machine Learning tools and technologies.
  • Advanced data visualization experience is a plus.

Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

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.

  • Identify and understand key business challenges and opportunities, formulate the machine learning problem, and build prototype solutions.
  • Develop state of the art algorithms using machine learning, statistical and optimization methods to power various aspects of highly complex business models.
  • Collect and manipulate large volumes of data; build new and improved techniques and/or solutions for data collection, management, and usage.
  • Collaborate extensively with partners, operations, program & product management, and engineering team to ensure that solutions meet business needs, lead to valid inferences, and have functional feasibility.
  • Automate and/or streamline repetitive processes to improve individual and team productivity.
  • Communicate results in a clean and simple way to all levels of the company (field teams up to senior management).
  • Develop deep domain knowledge and data fluency to drive insights into creating new solutions to detect and correlate activities by bad actors.
  • Build and deploy visualizations that deliver insights to our senior decision makers.
  • Mentor others and stay current with advances in the industry.

Keywords: Microsoft Corporation, Reston , Senior Data Scientist, Other , Reston, Virginia

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