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Applied Scientist



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Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
WWE organization in Microsoft has the mission of “Make the web work for you”. This team is comprised of several thousand software engineers working on Bing search, Edge browser, Maps, Ads, News, and other projects. Over the years we have developed deep technical expertise in various areas – Machine learning, NLP, speech, computer vision, large scale deployments and continue to innovate and delight customers across 236 regions, 106 languages and with half a billion users. Please watch this short video on our team which will give you an insight on why you should join us.

The WWE Team, is part of Microsoft’s India Development Centre(IDC) in Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Noida (and home offices at cities across the country for the time being). The team is responsible for driving the overall strategy in search and AI Platforms – spanning consumer and enterprise customers. The team’s constant endeavor is to nurture an innovative, inclusive culture to enable one to build finely crafted Search & AI products and grow to be a leader. It is home to one of the largest groups of machine learning and AI talent, not just in IDC, but all of India. Please visit our Instagram page (@lifeatstci) to get a peek into our culture. The Web Experiences Team (WWE) at Microsoft is accelerating innovation to enable engaging web experience products for every person.

Bing Defensive team works in ensuring Bing users are safe. We work on latest features on Bing Chat & Bing search to evaluate their Bias, Hateful content, Adult content, Jailbreaks. The team trains classifier models to mitigate such issues across Bing and Microsoft Co-pilots. If Responsible AI is something which excites you, you’ll find home in our team. We are the gatekeepers for any harmful content reaching users.

We are looking for an Applied Scientist 1 who is excited to work on ML/DL models capable to work at internet scale. An ideal candidate will have good Machine/Deep Learning knowledge with hands on experience in solving complex real-world ML/DL problems. In addition, the candidate will have knowledge of one or more ML/DL frameworks and a deep understanding of the different types of algorithms and their applications with hands-on experience in implementing at least a few of the solutions. We hire people excited to solve the hard problems, eager to work in a larger team of data scientists and engineers and ready to make an impact on how the web works.

As a team, we leverage the diverse backgrounds and experiences of passionate engineers, scientists, and program managers to help us realize our goal of making the world smarter and more productive. We believe great products are built by inclusive teams of customer-obsessed individuals who trust each other and work closely together. We collaborate regularly across the company both to find the technology breakthroughs from groups like Microsoft Research to infusing AI into the rest of Microsoft products like Office.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Designing and executing offline/online experiments,
  • Advancing the state of the art of NLP technologies for real world scenarios,
  • Developing novel machine learning and data mining algorithms,
  • Designing and developing solutions to measure Defensive leakage in Bing.
  • Build data quality checks and re-usable modules for the training,
  • Host ML models with production-ready code,
  • Investigating and solving NLP accuracy and robustness issues across all processing chains, including model development, test and quality control, deployment, and user feedback stages.



  • Master’s/PhD degree in CS/EE or related fields with knowledge in NLP, Machine Learning and Data Mining.
  • 1-2 years of professional experience applying Deep learning, Machine Learning concepts in real world applications.
  • Excited to work as part of diverse team and collaborate across geographies.
  • Prompt engineering Expertise & Strong understanding of metrics.
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong research and/or development experience with machine learning, NLP and data mining.
  • Experience in architecting, developing, and delivering advanced NLP projects is a strong plus.
  • Customer focused, strategic, drives for results, is self-motivated, and has a propensity for action.
  • Fantastic problem solver: ability to solve problems that the world has not solved before.
  • Proven track record on shipping products/services with high quality.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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