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We are inviting you to join the Bing Ads Live Marketplace and Forensics team. We are a team of program managers and applied data scientists with a strong "Live Site First" mindset who are passionate about monitoring and protecting the health of the Bing Ads marketplace ecosystem. We consume huge amounts of data spanning advertisers, publishers, system components and users to connect the dots across seemingly unrelated anomalies for identifying and resolving issues impacting the marketplace. We have round the clock monitoring of hundreds of business and component metrics across several markets globally. We quickly jump on any unexpected deviations in these metrics, perform thorough investigations using various data analysis techniques, drive issue resolution with various teams across time zones and perform the necessary follow ups for future prevention of issues. Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has dedicated a paragraph about this culture in his "Hit Refresh" book (page 61). Our team can proudly claim as being pioneers in this culture.
* Bachelors in Computer Science, Statistics, Math or related field with a strong analytical emphasis required.
* Minimum of 3-4+ years of related work experience.
* 3+ years working in web analytics, big data,and/or data science, preferably with paid search technologies.
* Familiarity with browser and mobile app implementations and traffic debugging tools like Fiddler
* Experienced in database querying using SQL
* Experience with statistical programming languages like R and Python.
* Experience with implementing statistical modeling and machine learning techniques
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In this role as an applied data scientist you will perform extensive data analyses on traffic patterns of advertisers and publishers, identify and investigate suspected fraudulent traffic issues, provide recommendations to mitigate abuse within our platform, and make continuous improvements to our toolkit by adding advanced analytics and machine learning based enhancements.
You will enjoy and be very successful in this role if you have a passion for analyzing complex data sets, love to debug at a bits and bytes level and are generally curious about how the "bad guys" can exploit vulnerabilities in the platform. You will need excellent communication skills - both verbal and written - to review your findings with your team mates and stakeholders.
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