Microsoft | Hiring | Senior Data Scientist | Reston, VA | | 01-10-2022

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Job Location: Reston, VA

Microsoft Sovereign Cloud Security group is looking for highly motivated candidates that can thrive in a non-traditional, agile environment at the cutting-edge of the security market. Our group is responsible for providing organizations with the best security solution for their cloud environment, allowing for visibility, governance and protection over their infrastructure, platforms, and application solutions.
We are looking for an experienced, energetic, and hands-on business minded data scientist to work closely with product teams across our security solution space to shape our investments and evaluate our customer and engineering successes. Success in this position requires a broad set of experiences and skills, including excellence in core data science, communication, and leadership skills.
Customer empathy, organizational skills, and the ability to work at a fast pace and adapt to rapid changes are required. Fostering a positive working relationship with both local and remote teams is a must and cloud services experience is a definite plus.


  • Conduct data analyses delivering insights and learnings on business and engineering initiatives / programs (BI).
  • Define, generate, and monitor KPI metrics for different Security solutions for both 1st and 3rd
  • Automate reporting and provide exploration capability for reporting users
  • Partner with multiple teams to explore data and conduct analyses
  • Present insights and learnings to key stakeholders / executives, drive actions and impact
  • Provide thought leadership on security solutions based on insights / learning from analyses


  • 5+ years of experience and proficiency in analyzing large volumes of data, extracting insights processing large data sets using SQL or SQL-like scripting language
  • 5+ years of experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches, machine learning, and/or AI techniques
  • 5+ years of experience and proficiency in automating reporting and building visualizations using tools such as Power BI
  • Able to work with ambiguous data & situations across organizational boundaries; distilling into clear, concise, and actionable analyses and solutions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly the ability to synthesize complex issues/scenarios into easy-to-understand concepts, solid experience in presenting findings to an executive audience
Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:
  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
  • Candidates must have an active US Government Top Secret / SCI with Polygraph clearance.
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.
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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