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Data Scientist II


Location: Atlanta, Georgia, Austin, Texas, Bellevue, Washington, Boulder, Colorado, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago, Illinois, Dallas, Texas, Houston, Texas, Miami, Florida, New York, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Redmond, Washington, Reston, Virginia, Sunnyvale, California, United States

Job Type: Full time


Are you someone with a passion for data, analytics, insights, and technology? Do you want to work on one of the largest data science teams at Microsoft, lighting up actionable insights that drive key business decisions for the entire M365 organization?

The Insights, Data Engineering & Analytics team (IDEAs), is a central data science team for M365 engineering and marketing. We are looking for a passionate, creative, analytical, and experienced Data Scientist who loves big data, is curious to explore, and who wants to impact business decisions.




Our team plays a key role in providing data and analytics for M365 and owns the end to end decision sciences charter that includes

  • Bringing relevant data into a central system to create the single version of truth
  • Opportunity analysis and hypothesis generation for stages throughout the end-to-end customer lifecycle
  • Building advanced analytical models (behavior segmentation, churn prediction, purchase propensity, recommendation engine, etc.) that spans engineering, marketing, and finance

To be successful in this role you must be driven, self-directed, entrepreneurial, and focused on delivering the right results. You also need to have strong skills in written and oral communication, a can-do attitude, and the willingness to tackle hard problems in innovative ways. You must also thrive in a team environment that values cross team collaboration and building on the success of others.


  • Design, prototype, implement and test descriptive, predictive analytics, forecasting, and causal inference models
  • Work with engineers to architect and develop operational models that run at scale
  • Partner with teams to identify and explore opportunities for the application of machine learning and predictive analysis
  • Communicate with technical and non-technical audiences, and contribute modeling expertise as a team player


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Statistics/Math/Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years of industry work experience in SQL, R, Python to implement statistical models, machine learning, and analysis (Recommenders, Prediction, Classification, Clustering, etc.) in big data environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience on large scale computing systems like COSMOS, Hadoop, MapReduce and/or similar systems preferred
  • Experience with programming skills, e.g. Java, C# is a plus
  • Familiarity with deep learning toolkits, e.g. CNTK, TensorFlow, etc. is a plus
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication to educate and work with cross functional teams
  • Be self-driven, and show ability to deliver on ambiguous projects with incomplete or dirty data

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.

For the state of Colorado, the salary range for this role is from $112,300-$168,500. At Microsoft certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. US-based employees gain access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and fitness benefits, among others.​​