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Software Engineer II Microsoft
Redmond, WA

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Job Description

It's an exciting time to be working on Windows at Microsoft. We've gone from a release every 3 years with Windows 7 to a 2 releases of Windows 10 last year. We are driving excitement in the technology market via Surface, Xbox, HoloLens and other innovations. Windows has transformed from a boxed product that came with your PC to an always up-to-date operating system that powers all Microsoft devices and enables a diverse ecosystem of 3rd party PCs, laptops, tablets, AR/MR devices, game consoles and more.

As the Compatibility team, we ensure applications and devices you use daily continue to work seamlessly even as we change and improve the underlying OS at ever faster rates. We are at the center of shipping new Windows versions to every capable device in the ecosystem, and our team is integral to successfully shipping new Windows releases on new devices.

If improving the experience for hundreds of millions of users excites you, if you have the passion for using data to transform understanding of customer problems, if you are interested in understanding OS complexities, developing marketable system experience, and working across large sections of Windows and Devices teams then this is the job for you.

We are looking for highly motivated and passionate data scientist/data engineer to apply scientific methodology to data to improve our products. Top candidates have a demonstrable record of using data to improve the world around them. We hire people with a desire to improve product quality and business outcomes using statistical analysis of data, machine learning, data mining, data engineering, data visualization, and more. You will formulate approaches to solve problems using well-defined algorithms and data sources in context of customer, engineering, and business needs. You will use data exploration techniques to discover new opportunities within your problem area. You will interpret the results of analyses, validate approaches, and learn to monitor, analyze, and iterate to continuously improve. You will engage with stakeholders to produce clear, compelling, and actionable insights that influence product and service improvements that will impact millions of customers.

Required qualifications:

* 3+ years of software development experience and shipping products
* 1+ years experience with data analysis, statistical methodologies, text analysis, machine learning, and other areas of data science
* 2+ years engineering experience using large data systems on SQL, Hadoop, Spark, etc.

Preferred qualifications:

* Familiarity with data analysis tools and languages like R, Python, or similar
* Proficiency using one or more programming languages like C#
* Experience with product and service telemetry systems
* Ability to interact with peers and stakeholders to drive product and business impact
* Strong interpersonal and communications skills

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following specialized security screenings:

* Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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.

In this role, you'll be using insights from data to assess and improve the quality of user experiences on Windows, and to drive efficiencies in how we release Windows to millions of customers worldwide. We combine data science and data engineering work with business knowledge to provide unique insights into customer scenarios and drive decision making based on these insights.

You'll help drive our transformation from being reliant on lab based testing to becoming service and data driven by leveraging the latest technology that data science has to offer. You'll build features and technologies to scale our efforts. You'll help ensure we ship each successive Windows version with the highest levels of quality and enable our ecosystem of applications and devices to "just work".

About Microsoft

Microsoft is a technology company that develops and supports software, services, and devices.

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