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Full Time Opportunities for Students and Recent Graduates - MAIDAP Program Manager


Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Type: Full time

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A new technology paradigm is emerging, one with an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. To foster Microsoft’s leadership in this field, Microsoft has launched a ground-breaking program to develop the next generation of leaders in AI. Located at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center (NERD), the Microsoft AI Development Acceleration Program (MAIDAP) is hiring soon-to-be and recent graduates from BS, MS, and PhD programs. Over the course of two years, participants will work in interdisciplinary project teams to provide AI as a service to engineering teams across Microsoft and solve some of our most exciting and challenging AI problems. In addition, you will have mentors, exposure to leaders, and access to numerous AI data scientists, researchers and engineers across the company. After the program is completed, each participant will have the opportunity to work with one of the sponsoring Microsoft teams in Cambridge, MA or other Microsoft locations. #NeurIPS2020

We are hiring a diverse cohort of graduates with degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, or other relevant fields for the following profiles.

Note: This is a program specifically for soon-to-be and recent graduates. Applications will only be accepted from candidates who have graduated or will graduate from their degree program between August 2020 and August 2021 and are available for full-time employment starting July 2021. #MSRConf


Collaborate with feature teams across Microsoft to translate business needs into technical solutions.
Create and manage end-to-end project plans.
Ensure timely and high-quality of delivery.
Provide hands-on program management during analysis, design, development, testing, and implementation
Perform risk planning and management in projects.
Provide day-to-day coordination in our Scrum teams.
Share knowledge by clearly articulating results and ideas to customers, managers, and key decision makers.
Evangelize group work with stakeholders.
Up to 10% travel may be required.


General Qualifications:
Currently pursuing a degree or graduated (Aug 2020-Aug 2021 grads) with a degree in the following field: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, HCI, or other relevant fields.
You are energized by creating AI solutions that can positively impact the work and lives of millions of people.
You crave data-driven learning.
You are excited by the prospect of working on a wide variety of datasets and AI applications, across many products and engineering teams.
You believe that data science is a team sport.
You love being an active member of a diverse and inclusive cohort.

Required Qualifications:
BS/MS in the aforementioned fields or business management, marketing, communication, or similar.
2+ years and proven experience in project/product/program management or customer design.
Excellent storytelling, team work, written and oral communication skills.
Experience in data analysis, data visualization, machine learning/data mining/AI a plus.

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.

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