Data & Applied Scientist II

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Do you have a passion for data, coding, and are interested in cybersecurity? Do you want to apply it to protecting people against cybercriminals at scale? Would you like to work with a diverse, talented, and highly collaborative team of data scientists, security researchers and other specialists? Would it make you proud to tell your friends and family that the work you do protects half a billion people in over a hundred countries around the world?

Our team is looking for a Data Scientist II to join us who is passionate about using data to drive customer protection. As a data scientist on our team, you will partner with our security researchers, engineers, and other data scientists to explore, design, build, and deploy solutions to protect customers. In your day-to-day work, you will analyze telemetry from our products, conduct data experiments, design and explore improvements, build machine learning models, incorporate quality monitors, optimize protection, and maintain and ship models to production. Here's a bit about us. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) is a unified platform for preventative protection, post-breach detection, automated investigation, and response. Our team, the Microsoft Defender Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Team, focuses on detecting threats and generating insightful alerts to our customers after security breach. On our security research team, data analysis and implementing corresponding solutions is a fundamental part of how we protect customers. That's where you come in.

At Microsoft, you’ll have access to vast amounts of threat-related data from billions of endpoints and other sources. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with partners across Microsoft who have decades of security and ML expertise. We also offer many company-sponsored classes and conferences that focus on data science, ML, and engineering excellence. Microsoft provides phenomenal community, tools, and technologists to grow your expertise in this field. Best of all, on the MDE team, you'll be able to apply that expertise to protecting people.


  • Monitor and analyze protection big data to uncover protection gaps
  • Build a holistic understanding of our products, features, customers, data?infrastructure, and business goals
  • Understand business performance as well as answer questions to drive product actions
  • Code end-to-end rule-based, automation, statistical, or machine learning pipelines for turning raw data into protection value for customers
  • Defining and implementing measures and dashboards that accurately quantify the value of improvements
  • Provide technical leadership to our team by reviewing problem sets, proposing solutions, and reviewing experiments and data



  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree or higher or equivalent experience in Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or another data-focused field
  • 2+ years relevant hands-on experience in advanced analytics or data science roles
  • Demonstrated strength in coding in one objective oriented programming language (e.g., C#, Java, Python).
  • Experienced in database technology such as SQL, Spark, Hadoop, or similar
  • Knowledgeable in machine learning and statistical concepts
  • Knowledge of data technology such as SQL, Spark, or similar a bonus


  • Experience in cybersecurity a bonus
  • Demonstrated strength in coding in C#

Company Info.


Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. It is one of the Big Five American information technology companies, alongside Google, Amazon, Apple, and Meta.

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    Information Technology,Computer software,Consumer electronics
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    Redmond, WA, USA
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