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Senior Researcher

It has never been a more exciting time at the Artificial Intelligence and Research Division (AI+R)! We continue to advance the state of the art in the areas we choose to study. We impact Microsoft by transferring many great research results to products. The AI+R organization is tasked to improve our odds of betting on the ‘next big thing’ to help ensure the future of Microsoft.  

The Visual Learning, Cognition, and Communications group in Microsoft AI & Research is looking for Researchers/Research Engineers at all levels in Computer Vision and Deep Learning, broadly defined. At this position, you will conduct both fundamental and applied research, build core technologies in machine learning and computer vision, publish your results, prototype and execute, together with engineers, all the way to impact various products in the areas of cloud and edge intelligence, such as Microsoft Cognitive Services and Pix.

Required Qualifications:

• Ph.D.

• At least 5 years of research experience in computer vision, deep learning, machine learning, or AI methodology.

Preferred Qualifications:  

• Publications in top-tier conferences and journals in related fields (e.g., CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, NIPS, ICML, ICLR, SIGGRAPH etc.).    

• Strong algorithmic problem solving and software development skills (C/C++, Python, C# etc.).  

Ideal candidate would have one or more of the following preferred qualifications:    

• Strong cross-group collaboration skills  

• Excellent communication and writing skills  

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may vary based on assignment.  

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to

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United States, Redmond (WA)

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AI & Research