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From: Chuck Middendorf
Date: 28 Nov 2007
Subject: Seattle area, WA: Live Search Software Development Engineer in Test at Microsoft Live Search

Spam is one of the top killers of relevance for any search engine. Low quality, low relevance sites use several techniques to spam their way into search results. Spam adversely affects all areas of search -- crawl, data extraction, link-analysis, results ranking.

We need someone to kill spam dead. As in the data mining area, this is an opportunity to use all kinds of leading-edge technologies, including machine-learning (SVMs, etc.), parallel processing, graph theory to tame this problem. The ideal candidate will combine strong software engineering skills with a solid background in one or more of these disciplines. Enthusiasm for reviewing the latest research, inventing new techniques, and doing rigorous experimental validation is required

The Live Search team is looking for a strong SDET to automate and validate our SPAM classifiers and help with data driven experiments. There is a ton of opportunity for career development with our teamís growth, and exposure to new technical and leadership challenges.

A successful candidate will have excellent technical and communication skills have successfully shipped products, a strong background in test case design and automation, coding experience with .Net/C# or C/C++, and have a strong customer focus. knowledge of SVMs, Neural Networks, Decision Trees is a plus. As an SDET on our team, you will be working very closely with Dev & PM providing feedback on product design and user scenarios to ensure testability, developing test suites, refining our automated testing harness, and automating end to end tests.

Two or more years experience in test and a BS/MS in Computer Science or related technical field preferred.

This position is located in the Seattle metro area.

If interested, please send your resume to [email protected].

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