Microsoft: Looking for Data Mining Guru - Redmond, WA
Data Mining is a hot, new area, and we want a talented, highly motivated individual to join our growing Data Mining group. With all the data from the World Wide Web, we have endless potential to uncover patterns to help us improve our Search Engine, delight our customers, and confound our competition. This is an opportunity to use all kinds of leading-edge technologies, including machine-learning (Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines, Hidden Markov Models, etc.), Natural Language software, Parallel processing, and very large databases.
You must be highly customer focused, and have several of the following qualifications: proven experience with C++; proven experience with object-oriented design; very solid coding/debugging skills; solid algorithmic skills; knowledge of SVMs, Neural Networks, HMMs, Decision Trees, etc. with in-depth knowledge of and practical experience with at least one or two of these; demonstrated success at dealing with ambiguous problems; and the ability to make solid progress when the solution is not well defined. Actual experience doing data mining is desirable, but not required. Basic knowledge of SQL is required. Masters CS or equivalent.