The Microsoft Maps & Geospatial team is the center of excellence for understanding and using location and geospatial knowledge for 1st and 3rd party scenarios. In addition to providing map rendering, geocoding and routing capabilities, we also perform advanced image extraction, entity conflation, and language understanding at internet and big data scale using a broad spectrum of machine learning techniques. Our work is used internally by major products such as Bing, Office, Windows, Skype, and LinkedIn among others, and we power the Bing Maps APIs offered to 3rd party developers. The Places Understanding team is looking for developers and applied scientists to help address user requirements understanding places and locations in queries, conversations and documents from multiple sources in multiple languages.
* Deep knowledge and experience in the following areas: machine learning, statistical analysis, data mining, algorithm selection and development.
* MS or PhD in Computer Science or related field.
* 5 years design and development skills/experience; knowledge of .NET/C#/C++.
* Knowledge of search-related technologies.
* Internet-scale services deployment and operation.
* Geospatial domain knowledge.
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Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
Candidates will be responsible for end-to-end design and implementation of solutions for place and location understanding problems involving queries, conversations and documents from multiple sources and across languages. This will include identifying and understanding the use cases and requirements, designing and building the appropriate solutions, training and tuning applicable models, running internet-scale services, and measuring the effectiveness of solutions, improvements and our competition. Candidates should expect to interact with other Maps & Geospatial teams, as well as teams across Bing and other divisions as our work has broad impact and multiple incoming and outgoing dependencies.
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