Microsoft hiring engineers for R projects

April 22, 2015

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Are you a talented software engineer who would like to build out the R ecosystem and help more companies access the power of R? Microsoft (Revolution Analytics' parent) is hiring a new team to do just that:

Our mission is to empower enterprises to easily and cost-effectively build high-scale analytics solutions leveraging R.

Exponential growth has transformed data into a new natural resource. Every industry has focused on exploiting data analytics for competitive advantage. Business applications of advanced analytics abound: consumer companies doing targeted marketing, financial firms scoring customer credit-worthiness, retailers managing product promotions, manufacturers detecting anomalies in sensor data, & many more.

For the uninitiated, R is an open source programming language & environment for statistical computing. More importantly, R is an innovation engine, with applications that run the gamut from quantitative finance to bioinformatics to machine learning. Over the past several years, R has enjoyed tremendous growth in usage & mindshare in the data science community, reaching a user count in the millions.

Within the Information Management & Machine Learning (IMML) organization, we are forming this new team around the Revolution Analytics acquisition to drive the future of R as a tool for enterprise advanced analytics. To achieve this, we are going to make the Microsoft platform a great place to operationalize R analytics workloads, both on-prem and in the cloud. We will democratize the process of deploying R code as production cloud services. We will enable the use of R within compelling in-database analytics scenarios. We will further accelerate & scale R analytics workloads by integrating with modern big data processing frameworks. And we will invest in the open-source R ecosystem in ways that help foster its evolution and add value to the data science community.

We're seeking strong highly motivated software engineers, program managers, & software engineering leads to join us on this journey.

I've only been an official Microsoft employee for a couple of weeks now, but can already tell it's a great place to work. If you know and love R, you could join us! For details on the positions available and how to apply, please follow the link below.

Github (elliotwmsft): R for enterprise advanced analytics @ Microsoft

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