July 21, 2021

The Turing team needs strong PMs to lead a team of engineers and researchers to apply the cutting edge of artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies to solve some challenging business problems for WebXT and Microsoft. Specifically, we want to take state of the art natural language understanding research and apply them to solving real user problems in our products. We are collaborating with Microsoft Research on being the best in the world at Language Understanding, Representation, Generation and Machine Comprehension while pushing the limits of what AI can do.
About the Team
The Microsoft Turing team is an innovative research and engineering team working on state-of-the-art deep learning models to power end user experiences across the company. Applied scientists and software engineers in the Turing team work together to push the boundaries of large-scale deep learning models on Turing’s world class distributed training infrastructure.
The team works on projects across the entire deep learning life-cycle. This includes deep learning models for language representation, language generation, image representations, and reinforcement learning which are then leveraged for down stream tasks for Bing, Office, Xbox, and more. Our Turing NLG (natural language generation) model is17 billion parametersand powers many generative models within Microsoft. The Turing ULR (universal language representation) model is currently the top model on theXTREME leaderboard. Additionally, we work on large-scale distributed training, improving training performance, and run-time optimized inference allowing us to utilize the power of large models in production scenarios with tight latency constraints. The scenarios our models power reach hundreds of millions of users every month and span across natural language processing, computer vision, video processing, reinforcement learning, and recommendation systems.
In addition to ensuring that Microsoft is pushing the state-of-the-art large-scale models, the Turing team also works on improving experiences across Microsoft’s products and services by working on high value scenarios. The Turing team has shipped capabilities across all of many Microsoft scenarios including AutoSuggest, Microsoft Word’s new find feature, quick reply on Outlook, Smart Compose features in Word, image enhancement models, recommendations, as well as many other features across Office, Bing, and Xbox. Additionally, we are working on a few entirely new experiences such as semantic search for enterprise and knowledge management (aka Cortex) for our SharePoint customers.
Are you looking for opportunities to work on state-of-the-art deep learning models and work on impactful features that will be used by 100s of millions of people? Do you want to work with world class GPU training infrastructure to solve real world problems? Would you like to be a part of a diverse, passionate, open-cultured, high visibility team with ambitious goals and a track record for delivering high value impact across the company?
We are hiring talented, highly motivated AI Program Managers with experience in deep learning, machine learning, natural language processing, information retrieval, computer vision, video processing, reinforcement learning, data mining, and large-scale distributed computation. Our goal is to build large, general models that can work across many downstream tasks delighting millions of users with much improved experiences across all Microsoft products.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Understand current user needs by doing opportunity analysis in the problem domain
  • Define goals and metrics for a success solution by thinking deeply through the scenarios
  • Develop a strategy and differentiated value proposition for the area
  • Formulate release criteria for an MVP and drive a team of engineers and scientists to build, measure, learn and iterate towards a successful solution
  • Leverage your superb interpersonal skills to collaborate and execute with a diverse team
  • Provide requirements to backend platform and frontend UX teams to scale the solution out
  • Guide research towards solving the future long-term AI problems we will face
  • Continuously read the latest AI and deep learning papers from the hottest conferences (NIPS, ICLR, ICML ACL, EMNLP) and use ideas from them to inspire and direct the team
  • Work with marketing and PR teams to evangelize our work
  • Prototype and play with deep learning and AI toolkits like PyTorch, TensorFlow, ONNX and AzureML
We are seeking Program Managers who drive for results, are self-motivating, and have a propensity for action. Turing PMs should fluently cross the language barriers of technologies and customers. We work with a very diverse team across many borders and boundaries so great interpersonal skills is a must.
Minimum Qualifications
  • BS degree in computer Science or related technical field
  • 2+ years of product management, engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Great organizational, analytical, data science skills and intuition
  • Fantastic problem solver; ability to solve problems that the world has not solved before
  • Customer empathy with incredible interpersonal, negotiating, and influencing skills
  • Strong business and strategic sense to maximize product market fit
  • Superb design intuition and extremely creative

Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA or advanced technical degree such as MS or PhD
  • Product leadership experience driving engineers and scientists with PhDs
  • Background in machine learning, algorithms, large scale systems, and statistics, preferably hands on
  • A start up mentality to move and iterate quickly and aren’t afraid to cross responsibility expectations by coding or designing mockups
  • Experience in working with cloud and distributed systems
  • Familiarity with deeply algorithmic topics

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