Challenges of Testing Data – Is it Really 73°F in Seattle right now? – by Cyril Bouanna

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Cyril Bounanna is a Senior Development Lead for the Bing Data Quality and Measurement Team.  Today he presents to us a real-life scenario that software engineers and testers encounter when they are building Bing. *** Software engineers have developed a lot of expertise and solutions to assess code quality. From static analysis to E2E automation, performance benchmarks, or search relevance, we know how to verify if our code does the right…

Why Should You Talk to a Recruiter, You Ask? I’ll Tell You – by Andrea LaCoy

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I think that everyone would agree with the statement that we live in a world that is ever changing and always evolving. The standard way of doing things in the past are being replaced with the better, faster, more efficient versions and this can been seen in almost everything we do. Making a career change is no exception. Gone are the days of reading the ‘Want Ads’ in the newspaper,…

Scouting For Talent – by Brian Christensen

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Working as a Staffing Consultant within Online Services Division here at Microsoft, I am constantly reminded that my job has a lot of similar aspects to sports and trying to put together a team that is set up to win. While watching the NBA Eastern Conference Finals this past weekend, I noticed the intricacies of what it took to put a winning team on the court. Even before teams come together, there…

Meet Robb Anderson – UX Designer for Bing

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 I joined Microsoft over 11 years ago – and have been in love with the company and the products we create ever since, especially my current team here at Bing! I wrapped up design school quite a few years ago, and afterwards bounced around at some local design agencies and worked in a range of design mediums from print and branding to interaction. I ended up contracting here at Microsoft…

Confessions of a Data Addict

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My name is Andrea and I am a data addict. I admit it – I prefer data driven decisions over gut feeling. I have spent the last three years with the Online Services Division working with Audience data. Audience data is that data that we term as everything after the click. It is the data that takes all the page views and clicks and translates into what our ‘audience’ likes…

Meet Michele Banko!

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Michele Banko, Senior Research Software Development Engineer.   Michele is part of the Query Understanding team within Microsoft Advertising Research and Relevance.  This team develops models and algorithms that reflect user intent of Bing queries in the context of advertising. By doing so, they aim to make advertising more efficient for both advertisers and consumers.   Michele’s team consists of nine applied scientists and engineers, four of which are PhDs.…

It’s all about big data, cloud storage, and a million gigabytes per day

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My name is Ed Harris, and I am a development manager on the Bing team.  I’ve been at Bing since 2004, and worked on a lot of different teams – on the front-end/consumer-facing bits, deep in the platform space, and now in our infrastructure team.   The infrastructure team’s mission is to provide a stable foundation for Bing and other online applications to run upon.  Want to install an operating…