Are you passionate about transforming business process using artificial intelligence technologies? Are you excited about working on challenging problems and can empower people from various business domains like sales, marketing, talent, finance, operations, etc.? Are you excited to gain valuable experience in a hot AI area? Microsoft business question and answering (Q&A) team, under Microsoft Cloud & AI Division, targets to deliver great natural language experiences for business users. We partner with multiple business application groups to build an AI-first product, which allow users to interact with data using natural language and get business insights in their day to day work. We build and deploy the business Q&A service in Microsoft cloud and keep making improvements every day through collecting feedback and usage data of many enterprise customers. We are a team doing work of wide spectrum: natural language processing, knowledge mining and management, deep learning, data analytics, question answering, business intelligence and other related machine learning work. We are seeking an experienced applied scientist to do modeling work which is essential to the success of the enterprise Q&A system. We are looking for a passionate, creative, analytical and experienced individual can ship fast in a very dynamic work environment. **Responsibilities** + Work with a team of applied scientist, data scientist, software engineers, design team and PM to deliver high quality natural language understanding capabilities. + Work independently and collaboratively with other research and product teams across Microsoft to build end-to-end Q&A experience and integrate them into Microsoft business application products. Design and build machine learning algorithms for text processing, question answering and knowledge extraction algorithms from both Web and enterprise data. **Qualifications** [Required] 2 years of product development experience working on shipping software/services, or 2 years of research experience in NLP, ML, or deep learning. [Required] Demonstrated experience developing products, or researching prototype systems, that require machine learning, natural language processing, deep learning, knowledge extraction or other related skills. The following belongs to [Preferred]: + Experience with cloud computing is preferred. + BS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or other relevant fields. Master or PhD is preferred. + Experience with a variety of Microsoft architectures, technology transfers and product development processes are preferred. + Experience in areas like deep learning, spoken language systems, web search technology, and personalized Web services is also a plus. Good communication skills including written and verbal. 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 at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest . Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.