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Senior Spatial Analyst

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Microsoft Corporation

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Senior Spatial Analyst

Microsoft Corporation



Job #683113139

Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and Operations is the team behind the cloud. MCIO is responsible for delivering over 200 Microsoft web portals, Live and Online Services around the world including infrastructure, security and compliance, operations, globalization, and manageability. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide. We are looking for a passionate, high energy individual to help build the network that powers the world’s largest online services.

This position contributes to the network strategy and planning team for Microsoft's online services infrastructure. MCIO GIS acquires, maintains, analyzes, and provides access to rich data relating to the physical infrastructure that powers the Microsoft Cloud. We maintain vast collections of Infrastructure information including an authoritative source of truth for Microsoft's physical network assets as well as global network, energy, risk, and economic data. This role requires dynamic personalities who can work successfully in a diverse environment.


• Manage and automate management of a wide variety of worldwide geospatial datasets

• Develop spatial analytical models for networking, datacenter, and energy related projects

• Perform accurate and timely analyses to guide infrastructure decision making.

• Collaborate with internal groups to develop geospatial solutions for discreet problem sets that can then be integrated into our broader intelligence platform.


• MS or BS degree (In lieu of degree, 10 years relevant work experience).

• 8-12 years of experience in GIS systems

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

• Operational Experience - You should be comfortable juggling multiple requests from our various teams at once, and not be afraid to stretch the limits of a traditional GIS role.

• Scripting/Programming - You must be able to write scripts and basic programs using common languages such as python, C#, javascript. Automation should be the first thing you think of after solving a problem for the first time.

• Analytics - Knowledge of statistics and data manipulation is required, as well an understanding of SQL and basic database structure. Statistical analysis, machine learning and data-modeling in a database environment a plus.

• Cartography - You must be able to balance design and data to produce beautiful map products that are as informative as they are attractive.

• Technology - Strong background in major commercial GIS platforms as well as open source GIS software such as QGIS, GDAL, Leaflet, etc.

• Familiarity and ability to implement models and tools through the use of high-level modeling languages (e.g. Tensorflow, AMPL, R, Matlab).

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.

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

Updated 06/12/2018

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Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, and hardware devices. Its Windows division offers Windows operating system; Windows Services suite of applications and Web services, including and SkyDrive; Surface RT and Pro devices; and PC accessories. The company’s Server and Tools division provides server software, cloud-based services, and solutions; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals, as well as builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. Its products include Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Intune, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, System Center products, Microsoft consulting services, and Premier product support services. The company’s Online Services division offers online information and content, including Bing, Bing Ads, and MSN. Its Microsoft Business division provides software and online services, such as Microsoft Office system consisting of Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, Yammer, and Microsoft Office project and office Visio; and Microsoft Dynamics business solutions, including Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Dynamics CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Web Apps and Microsoft Office 365, which are online service offerings. The company’s Entertainment and Devices division offers products and services designed to entertain and connect people. Its products include Xbox entertainment platform, including Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, and Xbox 360 accessories; Xbox LIVE; Skype; and Windows Phone. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as online. It has a strategic partnership with DocuSign, Inc. and Ooyala. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

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