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Microsoft Corporation Data Scientist - CTJ in Chicago, Illinois

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Growth mindset encourages each of us to lean in and learn what matters most to our customers, to create the foundational knowledge that enables us to make customer-first decisions in everything we do. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission.

Microsoft Federal

Microsoft Federal delivers a single unified organization centered around our customer: All critical customer functions are brought under the same organizational umbrella. Bringing together the breadth and depth in our space with a razor sharp focus on serving the U.S. Government. Our federal customers’ expectations of how to contract, interact, and partner with us are changing, and they need to evolve at the pace of the private sector. Launching a nimble, empowered organization with comprehensive resources allows us to work hand in hand with our customers to accelerate their technology innovation, whether through R&D or through direct contracting.

Microsoft Federal serves the U.S. Government (USG), allowing Microsoft to support the growing government business. The organization supports the capabilities and requirements to service USG through direct sales, contracting, and billing with the USG. Microsoft Federal entity will meet obligations of manage contracts with the USG through six business teams and three enablement teams.

We are committed to empowering our teams , building upon our strategic investments, and delivering the technology to achieve federal missions. As our federal customers pursue their work, from defending the nation, to serving its citizens in challenging times, they look to Microsoft to help them innovate, and they expect end-to-end engagement tailored to their needs.

Microsoft has been committed to and continues to heavily invest in supporting our Federal Government. Microsoft Federal offers our full spectrum of products and services, including hardware, software, online products, and consulting and services.

Join us and be one who helps to empower the US government! That’s incredible reach . When you combine that with your own inspiration , plus the freedom and support to make your ideas happen, you can make a huge impact.

Are you ready to seize and opportunity to build advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) solutions leveraging the robust capabilities of the Microsoft Azure cloud? Do you thrive on taking a customer’s vision from brainstorming on a white board to operational capability that drives Digital Transformation? If so, then the Data Scientist role in Microsoft Consulting is the right career for you!

Microsoft Federal Consulting Services is dedicated to delivering on Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our diverse team includes architects, data scientists, consultants, sales, and business leaders who serve our Federal government customer, including organizations in the Intelligence Community, National Security, Defense and Federal civilian agencies.

At Microsoft, we share knowledge, experiences, and resources to help each other achieve our career goals and grow both professionally and personally. We seek out people from diverse backgrounds who exhibit passion, technical competence, and experience in services delivery with complex projects or environments. Experience in this role will provide great opportunities to interact with pre-release versions, collaborate with product development teams and improve future versions of Microsoft products as a subject matter expert.

We need someone with passion for data science with experience in Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Data Platform, Business Intelligence, and Data Visualization with hands-on experience leveraging these platforms in the US Federal sector. The ideal candidate will need to have experience in working with external/internal customers delivering on Azure ML based solutions that drive strong business impact.


Responsibilities include continuing to educate our customers on the power of AI/ML, being one of several key leaders on AI/ML engagements, creating and sharing IP that leverages the power of AI/ML in the Azure cloud, and interacting with senior executives in our customers to formulate solutions to the challenges facing their organizations.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Extensive prior experience in statistical modeling and/or data science

  • Background in integration of AI/ML into applications and systems, including capabilities around computer vision, speech, natural language processing, reinforcement learning, etc.

  • Ability to work in a challenging, dynamic environment with multiple interactions across teams with different backgrounds ranging from sales and services to research teams

  • Professional experience in a consulting or IT services organization



  • 7-10 years of work experience in the analytics field

  • Experience with Python, R, SAS, or Azure ML

  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field


  • Master’s/Ph.D in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, etc.) preferred

Professional Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams of diverse disciplines and backgrounds

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills

  • Experience delivering results through collaboration across disciplines, feature teams, and partners

  • Experience in estimating, scoping effort, and writing effective statements of work that clearly set expectations and limit risk

  • Demonstrated excellence at presenting complex development topics to both business executive and technical personnel

Travel: Travel is an integral part of this position. You should be willing to travel as is demanded by the needs of our customers and our business.This position requires approximately 25% overnight travel if you reside or are willing to relocate within commuting distance to the work. This position may require up to 75% overnight travel if you are not within commuting distance to the work.

The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen. Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government Top Secret Security Clearance. Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. Failure to maintain or obtain the appropriate clearance and/or customer screening requirements may result in employment action up to and including termination.

Clearance Verification: This position requires successful verification of the stated security clearance to meet federal government customer requirements. You will be asked to provide clearance verification information prior to an offer of employment.

Cloud Screening: Candidates must be able to successfully complete and pass a Microsoft Cloud background screening. Required Cloud Screenings will be administered on a recurring bi-annual basis.

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. 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 ( .

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