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Microsoft Corporation Senior Data Scientist in Redmond, Washington

Do you want to help build large scale Computer Vision/AI solutions that transform the space of automated video information/intent analysis?

Do you want to work in an exciting and innovative organization where you can help grow the next billion-dollar business?

If so, then we are the team you should be talking to!

We are the Azure Media Services team. We deliver an end-to-end video platform in the cloud - encoding, processing and streaming millions of hours of Live/pre-recorded footage spanning different categories (entertainment, sports, training videos, meetings, security systems et al ) across multiple high-profile events (Olympics, Super Bowl etc) and high-volume customers. For these customers, multimodal media understanding is key to extracting maximal relevant information from massive video catalogs. Deep learning has revolutionized Computer Vision, and we are invested in pushing the envelope to build smarter solutions for a low-cost, high-accuracy video analytics service.


This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may vary based on assignment.

We seek a Data/Applied Scientist who is capable of identifying and translating customer needs into solutions - from building/refining/optimizing/evaluating models, to designing/brainstorming workflows that compose them together to solve real-world problems. This work will involve collaboration with external customers, the academic community, as well as internal partners - both in the AI/ML/CV space, and the media pipeline. You will have an opportunity to showcase and enhance your Vision AI knowledge, along with your ability to build customer-facing solutions.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years professional research experience in Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, or a related field

  • Publication(s) in top-tier conferences or journals in related fields (e.g., CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, NIPS, ICML, IJCV, PAMI, etc.)

  • Strong algorithmic problem solving and software development skills (C/C++, Python, etc. )

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Committed, responsible, dependable, and self-motivated

  • Proficiency with open source tools such as PyTorch, Tensorflow, Keras, Caffe, etc.

  • Demonstrated capability as an independent researcher and engineer.

  • Experience collaborating with teams of diverse technical and cultural backgrounds.

  • Experience mentoring junior teammates.

  • Excellent communication and writing 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 at .

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