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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India · Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023
Microsoft Research India is looking for Research Software Development Engineers to work on our ML/AI, Systems and Societal Impact projects. Located in Bengaluru, Microsoft Research India is one of the most attractive places to pursue a research engineering career in Computer Science and related disciplines. The lab has a vibrant research environment of the highest standard, and a welcoming social life of diverse and international culture. Besides full-time researchers and engineers, the lab hosts many postdoctoral researchers (with PhDs) and research fellows (with bachelor's or master's degrees) on fixed-term appointments, who add significantly to the lab’s vibrancy.


We are looking for engineers with strong coding and engineering skills.  The candidate should be comfortable dealing with open problems, new technologies and changing requirements, and should play different roles in the project as the need arises. The candidate will be working closely with researchers, engineers and internal/external partners and take ownership of meeting project goals through building quality solutions. This also provides a great opportunity to receive mentoring as well as to mentor and lead interns and other team members.


Required Skills:

  • Strong technical skills involving problem-solving, design and coding
  • Hands-on experience designing, developing, and deploying solutions at scale
  • Effective communication and collaboration
  • Knowledge of agile or iterative Software Development Life Cycle
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Industry experience working on machine learning or systems software 

Desired Skills

  • MS or PhD in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience working in a research environment
  • Candidates wishing to work on ML/AI projects should have a good understanding of deep learning and large-scale ML concepts
  • Candidates with experience in Data Science and shipping ML models into production will be preferred for AI/ML projects
  • Candidates wishing to work on Systems projects should have a good understanding and experience in systems software (e.g. database systems or distributed systems)
  • Candidates wishing to work on Societal impact projects must have passion for creating solutions that have broad population scale impact
  • At least 5 years of industry experience working on machine learning or systems software

Interested candidates can apply on our online application page with their CV, covering letter and 3 references. Our staff webpages can be accessed from Microsoft Research India by browsing through the research areas. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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