Research Intern - Applied Research Scientist in Software Engineering

Overview

On Site
USD 6,290.00 - 12,170.00 per month
Full Time

Skills

Research and Development
Software engineering
Computer science
Qualitative Research
Software development
Virtual machines
Research
Microsoft
Network
Innovation
Health care
Economics
Recruiting
Collaboration
Accountability
Communication
SAP BASIS
Legal
Productivity

Job Details

Research Internships at Microsoft provide a dynamic environment for research careers with a network of world-class research labs led by globally-recognized scientists and engineers, who pursue innovation in a range of scientific and technical disciplines to help solve complex challenges in diverse fields, including computing, healthcare, economics, and the environment.

We are hiring a Research Intern to work on the Engineering Systems team for Office - one of the largest code bases in the world! This internship will see you studying multiple different engineering systems to understand how they work and how to help engineers be more productive. You will be working on a product team with both Product Managers (PMs) and Researchers, looking at systems across the company. You will also have opportunities to work with Researchers, PMs and Engineers on teams from across Microsoft. This role will be a great opportunity to meet people from around Microsoft and study software engineering in practice.

Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications
  • Have at least 1 year of experience in software engineering research
  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program in Computer Science or a related STEM field

Other Requirements
  • Research Interns are expected to be physically located in their manager's Microsoft worksite location for the duration of their internship.
  • In addition to the qualifications below, you'll need to submit a minimum of two reference letters for this position. After you submit your application, a request for letters may be sent to your list of references on your behalf. Note that reference letters cannot be requested until after you have submitted your application, and furthermore, that they might not be automatically requested for all candidates. You may wish to alert your letter writers in advance, so they will be ready to submit your letter.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Qualitative research experience, such as ethnographic studies, surveys, coding text responses, et
  • Software development skills
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to tackle open-ended and broad questions
  • Proficient technical skills (for example, installing software, working with virtual machines, installing different coding environments, etc)
  • Ability to follow written directions and seek help independently

The base pay range for this internship is USD $6,290 - $12,170 per month. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $8,060 - $13,240 per month.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:

Microsoft accepts applications and processes offers for these roles on an ongoing basis.

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. 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 .

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Responsibilities

Research Interns put inquiry and theory into practice. Alongside fellow doctoral candidates and some of the world's best researchers, Research Interns learn, collaborate, and network for life. Research Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to exciting research and development strides. During the 12-week internship, Research Interns are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other Research Interns and researchers, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant life of the community. Research internships are available in all areas of research, and are offered year-round, though they typically begin in the summer.
  • To analyze a number of different engineering systems, their similarities and differences, and propose areas for improved productivity in the engineering systems.