Senior Data Scientist & Engineer – Microsoft Azure Data team

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Are you a highly capable, motivated Data Scientist with experience in advanced analytics technologies to derive insights and actions from data?

We are Azure Data, the team at Microsoft which drives the future of data processing in the Microsoft Cloud. Our software development team, located in Belgrade, is building some of the most advanced and widely used data processing cloud services in the world. The services we build are based on ground breaking technology and are global market leaders, with millions of active users. Azure SQL Managed Instance is our customer’s first choice service for migrating existing SQL Server instances from on-premise data centers to the cloud. Thousands of customers have easily migrated their apps to this service, and got all the benefits of automated database management (patching, backups, high-availability, security). Azure Synapse Analytics is our flagship modern data warehousing service, used by everyone from individual developers to world’s largest enterprises. We’ve recently developed a new SQL serverless analytics engine which enables users to run SQL queries on top of raw data files in cloud storage, up to 100s of terabytes in scale.

We’re looking for a senior data scientist & engineer who would work with our software engineers and program managers on analyzing customer behavior patterns and providing AI-driven experiences to our customers, as well as improving the efficiency of our global-scale cloud platform. An example of how we enhanced our cloud services based on customer’s behavior patterns is Automatic Tuning in Azure SQL Database. To be successful in this role you must be driven, self-directed, entrepreneurial, and focused on delivering the right result. You also need to have strong skills in written and oral communication, a can-do attitude, and the willingness to tackle hard problems in innovative ways. You must also thrive in a team environment that values cross team collaboration and building on the success of others.


  • Understand complex business/technical challenges to break them down into actionable investigations and experiments
  • Interpret results of data experiments and derive meaningful actions and prioritization of opportunities
  • Design, prototype, implement and test descriptive, predictive analytics, and forecasting models
  • Implement intelligent solutions using machine learning and advanced statistical models
  • Work closely with the engineering team to deploy, monitor, and optimize operational models to run at scale, in production
  • Communicate results in a clean and simple way, to all levels of the company


  • Master’s degree or higher in Data Science, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent quantitative field
  • 5+ years of experience working with live data (cleaning, visualization and modeling) and building machine learning models
  • 3+ years of experience with algorithm design and programming skills in at least one statistical computing language such as Python or R
  • Proficiency in data processing, transformation (ETL/ELT), querying with SQL or similar tools
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication (in English) to educate and work with cross functional teams
  • Be self-driven, and show ability to deliver on ambiguous projects with incomplete or dirty data

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. 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.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away

Prijavi se do 13/05/21

Lokacija — Beograd

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