Principal Applied Science Manager - MSAI
Herzliya | Research, Applied, & Data Sciences | Mar 17, 2024 | Job number 1696019

Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft believes that artificial intelligence plays a critical role in accomplishing that mission. The Microsoft Search, Assistant, and Intelligence (MSAI) group is leading this effort. We are building the Microsoft 365 Copilot which transforms the way people work with the power of AI!


Our team empowers users to have more effective and engaging meetings, chats, and collaborations by providing real-time assistance as well as getting information and accomplishing tasks in ways they never thought possible. We leverage the most advanced, large language models (LLMs) to develop cutting-edge Copilot products in Teams and Office.


We are looking for an experienced manager who can bring deep applied science expertise and a proven track record of shipping at-scale AI-enabled intelligent user-facing experiences to drive vision and execution for Microsoft 365 AI. As an Applied Science Manager in MSAI you would work in an exciting and fast-paced environment, collaborating closely with teams across the company, including Microsoft Research, Microsoft Turing and various product groups. You will work as part of an organization that brings together talent in the areas of large language models, deep learning, information retrieval, software engineering, and responsible AI. We value and encourage diversity in the belief that it leads to both great workplaces and great products.


  • Manage an innovative applied science team in the area of Large Language Models, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. 
  • Technical leadership in an applied science team in the area of Large Language Models, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. 
  • Develop and deploy conversational and language understanding models at scale. 
  • Push the boundaries of AI platforms through innovation and partnership. 
  • Following and advancing best practices for Responsible AI and Privacy Preserving Machine Learning. 
  • Support hiring, coaching, mentoring and career development of Applied Scientists to build an inclusive and ambitious applied science team. 
  • Collaborate closely with Microsoft Research, Microsoft Turing, AI platform teams, and product teams to create the next generation of AI innovation in our products and services. 
  • Communicate internally and externally through publication, presentations, and other media (e.g., blogs, press interviews) on research progress, major breakthroughs, and product innovation. 


  • PhD or MSc in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, or related areas with industry experience or publication record in the areas of Large Language Models, Machine Learning, or Natural Language Processing. 
  • Experienced and skilled in managing research or engineering teams in Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, or related fields. 
  • Proven technical background in coding and design, specifically in the development of AI models for scaled production services. Demonstrated success in shipping applied research to production, highlighting a proven track record of combining coding skills with advanced expertise in AI model development. 
  • Excellent problem solving and data analysis skills, with expertise in developing or applying predictive analytics, statistical modelling, data mining, or machine learning algorithms. 
  • Strong people leadership skills to influence others, with the ability to understand team dynamics, retain, attract, and develop team members. 
  • Grounded in growth mindset, and advocate for diversity and inclusion. 
  • Customer obsessed and passionate about product impact. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to simplify and explain complex ideas. 



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 via the Accommodation request form.


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