Data Scientist II

Full time

Employment Information

Who we are

We are the Microsoft Search and Intelligence (MSAI) team, the engine that powers M365 CoPilot, Office 365 and many other critical products within Microsoft Cloud. Microsoft 365 is the largest collaboration service in the world with 100s of millions of consumer/enterprise mailboxes, documents and conversations, it represents the world’s largest platform of human collaboration for personal, business and educational use. We are a massively distributed cloud service with O(exabyte) data handled by O(300K) servers in O(300) data-centers around the entire globe. Our mission is to “Empower every person and organization on the planet to more easily, efficiently, and effectively achieve more with M365 by creating and enabling experiences that understand our users, anticipate their needs, and meet them where they are.”

Search & Recommendations team within MSAI is hiring for strong data scientist. The team works on Semantic Search, Viva Topics, Entity Extractions, Web Content Recommendation etc., powering M365 CoPilot, Search & Recommendations . As a Senior Data Scientist, you will have the opportunity to impact millions of enterprise users and help them save time with numerous features. The role involves building next set of intelligence features around search & recommendations, scaling to large number of for M365 customers. You will be empowered to drive innovation by producing new and exciting ideas to creatively solve issues, as well as actively look for opportunities to improve the product quality.


We have an exciting set of projects lined up which includes but not limited to

  • Entity Extractions at scale, such as Topic & Definitions for Viva Topics
  • Improving Semantic Search
  • Build User Profile & Interest using various activities
  • Online Reinforcement learning to improve recommendations


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in Data Science & Software Development
  • Strong Analytical & Problem Solving skills
  • Strong Expertise in Designing & implementing Data Solutions at scale
  • A focus on detail and being result oriented
  • Excellent debugging skills
  • Great collaboration working with teams across the globe

If you keen to build next set of M365 features scaling to large number of M365 customers, then we are looking forward to meet you!


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