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Microsoft: Sr. Software Development Engineer, Analysis and Experimentation Team


Build a world-class experimentation service that accelerates innovations for Bing and key partners in Microsoft by testing new ideas quickly and reliably.



Microsoft Company: Microsoft
Location: Redmond, WA
Web: www.exp-platform.com


Key to a successful online business is to innovate at fast pace using controlled experiments with live users. We, the Analysis and Experimentation Team, are aiming to build a world-class experimentation service that accelerates innovations for Bing and key partners in Microsoft by testing new ideas quickly and reliably: What factors affect the quality of the Bing user experience? What causes users to make a first payment with XBox? The list of needs grows every day.

We are hiring only talented, motivated and productive individuals to join us at the heart of Microsoft's innovation engine. Successful candidates must be hardcore software engineers in at least one of the areas: API design, scalable service development, and building user interface and backend system to work with large datasets interactively.

On the team, you'll have opportunities to:
  • Build a software service for innovation that the world class researchers and developers in Bing, XBox and other Microsoft teams depend on.
  • Apply engineering and analytical practices at petabyte scale using one of the world's largest data processing system (COSMOS) with hundreds of thousands of servers.
  • Guide the team on developing the systems for high stability, fast development, low development cost, and low maintenance cost.
  • Provide technical leadership to other team members.
  • Help to build and grow talents in these areas.

 
Requirements:
  • Demonstrated ability to working across the software stack, including data mining at scale, database design, and frontend/backend services.
  • Fluency in many programming languages and ability to quickly learn new ones (Scope, C#, SQL, Javascript/TypeScript, Python, R, F#, etc.)
  • Experience leading agile process and proven success in shipping at high cadence.
  • A strong sense of curiosity and a willingness to learn, share, and improve.

 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity and/or contributions with open source software stack.
  • Experience in modern web development (HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, etc.) and design.
  • Data hacking skills and knowledge in various analytical programming languages and frameworks: Hadoop/MapReduce, R, SQL, Python.
  • PhD in Computer Science or a related field.

 
_Contact_:
If interested, please contact in this position or any other Microsoft opportunity, please contact cbugni@microsoft.com .

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