Microsoft Corporation Senior Research Scientist in Redmond, Washington

Are you looking to be at the cutting edge of Machine Learning technologies, while developing algorithms that can change the world? We are looking for a candidate that will work on inventing new machine learning techniques for processing data from a wide variety of streams, such as drones, robots, sensors, satellites, and other new streams. One of the applications of this work is in the context of Agriculture, where through Project FarmBeats we are using machine learning techniques, along with new systems and computer vision Algorithms, to enable data-driven farming techniques.

Our team, the Azure Global Research Team, is relatively new. We are a small group of researchers who specialize in various domains, and a few seasoned developers. We invent new technologies, such as in FarmBeats at , publish the research, work with industry on initial validation, and work with engineering teams to commercialize these technologies.


We are looking for a researcher who is passionate about inventing new Machine Learning techniques, and applying existing ones on new real-world problems. The researcher should have a passion to transform the world through both – new research, and development. The candidate should be familiar with new machine learning research, be excited to code in addition to writing research papers, and be willing to work in a team with diverse skillsets.


Required Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with latest ML techniques, such as Deep Learning, reinforcement learning, Bayesian techniques

  • Strong design, implementation and testing skills. Quick prototyping using appropriate ML techniques on new data.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Research experience in machine learning

  • 3+ years of software engineering experience with web services. Experience with C, C++, python

  • Demonstrated ability to write reliable, low defect, unit tested code

  • Ability to work and communicate effectively across disciplines and teams

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering and/or equivalent industry experience

  • PhD in Computer Science

  • RESTful web services

  • GPU optimizations

  • Research experience, published papers in top tier Machine Learning conferences

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