Data Science Jobs at Microsoft / Yammer

Are you interested in Big Data? Do you want to use your analysis, computational, statistical, and communication skills to help transform a tech company?

Social media has dramatically changed the way we share and connect with friends and family, and it will have an even more profound impact on the way companies operate. Yammer and Microsoft provide a secure, private social network for your company. Yammer empowers employees to be more productive and successful by enabling them to collaborate easily, make smarter decisions faster, and self-organize into teams to take on any business challenge. It is a way of working that naturally drives business alignment and agility, reduces cycle times, engages employees and improves relationships with customers and partners.

Day-to-day work varies greatly, but here’s a small sample of things you might do:
Help internal customers understand relevant data, and how it should impact their decisions.
Work with Product and Engineering teams to define criteria and measure success of new features.
Help determine priorities by estimating the potential impact of projects.
Triage problems with our product using user engagement data.

Reasons this job is awesome:
Autonomy – You’ll actually own your projects. This means working directly with your customers from beginning to end on all of your projects.
Great team – Do you trust every member of your current team to produce killer work? We do.
Impact -From project scope to priority to implementation, you have an impact on what and how things get made. You can point to features and say “I helped make that happen.”

We’re looking for someone with:
Amazing logical problem-solving abilities.
A background in analysis of large datasets. This typically means a degree in a quantitative field, plus some relevant work experience, though several team members came straight from graduate programs.
No fear of working in a space with ambiguous answers.
Good communication abilities – the ability to turn numbers into words and words into decisions.

If you are interested in learning more or applying, please send resumes to

Jessica Kirkpatrick
Data Scientist
jesski

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