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Senior Data Scientist Microsoft
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Are you interested in radically improving the security of Microsoft's products? Do you want to work on cutting edge malware analysis systems? Are you committed to helping Microsoft customers keep their computers safe from malware, combating advanced social engineering, and protecting complex networks? We are searching for a strong self-driven Data Scientist for Microsoft's Security Research team.

As a dedicated Data Scientist on our Research team, you will apply data science and your machine learning expertise to enhance our protection systems to predict and block cybersecurity threats. You'll work with the team to identify and build features, create experiments, vet ML models, and ship successful models that provide protection for hundreds of millions of Microsoft customers.

At Microsoft, you'll have access to vast amounts of threat-related data from billions of endpoints and other sources. Our data pipelines are curated and supported by engineering teams (so you won't have to do much data engineering - you get to do the fun stuff.) Microsoft also has many partner teams that have decades of ML expertise and we also offer many company-sponsored classes and conferences that focus on data science and ML. There's great growth opportunity for data science at Microsoft, and on the Secrurity Research team, you'll be able to apply that expertise to protecting customers, from consumers like your friends and family to enterprises that have critical assets that need advanced protection from targeted attacks.

Security Research is a global team of antimalware researchers, data scientists, advanced threat hunters, and agile malware responders at the forefront of protecting Microsoft's customers from advanced threats such as ransomware, phishing, and data theft. We power protection in products like Microsoft Defender, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, Edge, Office 365, Azure, and more. If you are a technically strong data scientist who is passionate about having huge impact in the security industry, we would love to talk to you!Security Research is a global team of antimalware researchers, data scientists, advanced threat hunters, and agile malware responders at the forefront of protecting Microsoft's customers from advanced threats such as ransomware, phishing, and data theft. We power protection in products like Microsoft Defender, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, Edge, Office 365, Azure, and more. If you are a technically strong data scientist who is passionate about having huge impact in the security industry, we would love to talk to you!

* 5+ years of professional experience in experiment design and applied machine learning predicting outcomes in large-scale, complex datasets.
* Proficiency in R, Azure ML, Python, or other statistics/ML tools.
* Moderate coding skills. SQL or similar required. C# or other languages strongly preferred.
* Outstanding communication and collaboration skills. You can learn from and teach others.
* Strong drive for results. You have a proven record of shepherding experiments to create successful shipping products/services.
* Experience with prediction in adversarial (threat) environments highly desirable.
* A Masters degree with coursework in Statistics, Data Science, Experimentation Design, and Machine Learning; PhD highly desirable.

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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.

* Develop high-performance algorithms, machine learning models, or other methodologies to address the security needs of our customers and close protection gaps.
* Monitor and analyze data to uncover protection gaps
* Identify performant features and models and make them universally accessible to our team and partners across Microsoft.
* Provide technical leadership to our team by reviewing problem sets, proposing prediction models, and reviewing experiments and models.
* Act as a resident expert for machine learning, statistics, and experiment design.

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