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Job number 881592
Date posted Aug 14, 2020
Travel 0-25 %
Profession Legal & Corporate Affairs
Employment type Full-Time
As the rate of adoption of AI technologies grows, so too has
Microsoft’s commitment to ensuring that we develop and deploy our
AI technologies in ways that uphold our principles and warrant
people’s trust. The Office of Responsible AI plays a leading role
in this effort as part of Microsoft’s Corporate, External, and
Legal Affairs (CELA) team. We establish the internal rules for our
engineering and sales teams, enable our community of Responsible AI
Champs, and manage Sensitive Use cases. We also help to shape new
laws, norms, and standards to advance responsible AI for the
benefit of society at large.
In partnership with the Office of Responsible AI’s Public Policy
Lead, the Senior Manager will develop, implement, and advocate for
the company’s public policy positions on issues relevant to the
responsible development and deployment of AI. These include issues
such as bias and fairness, transparency, and algorithmic
accountability in the context of AI technologies such as computer
vision and natural language processing. The role is global in scope
and addresses cutting-edge issues at the intersection of
technology, law, ethics, and society.
Responsibilities Policy Identification, Prioritization and
Development: The Senior Manager will help identify, prioritize, and
develop Microsoft’s public policy positions to address issues
concerning the responsible development and deployment of AI
technologies. These positions will be developed in close
partnership with the Office of Responsible AI colleagues, CELA
subject matter experts, members of the Aether (Microsoft’s internal
ethics advisory committee), and engineering leads from across the
Outreach Development and Guidance: The Senior Manager will work
closely with the Public Policy Lead to design, coordinate, and
execute high impact, issue-specific policy outreach efforts. She/he
will also build and maintain relationships with key partners and
Advocacy: The Senior Manager will be called upon to represent
Microsoft externally on a range of targeted responsible AI issues,
working groups and initiatives. The successful candidate will spend
time speaking at public fora. She/he will also be expected to
contribute to publications, blogs, and whitepapers.
Coordination with Field Teams: The Senior Manager will support
responsible AI public policy efforts globally, working with CELA
teams around the world. The Senior Manager will also coordinate
with local CELA teams in responding to internal and external
requests for information, comments on regulatory proposals,
briefing papers, and other collateral materials to equip those
teams with the resources needed to engage with policymakers, and to
identify public policy trends.
Qualifications Experience: A Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy,
Public Administration, or related field, and at least two years’
addressing complex and rapidly evolving issues at the intersection
of technology, law, ethics, and society.
Stakeholder Engagement: A proven track record of being able to
engage and influence a variety of stakeholders, both within and
outside Microsoft. A key attribute will be the ability to work
across multiple disciplines and cultures, since the responsible AI
domain necessarily requires engagement with machine learning
experts, social scientists, human rights experts, and many others
across the globe.
Communication Skills: Highly developed written and oral
communication skills. Proven experience as an external presenter.
Must be able to proactively advance company positions through high
impact engagement in small and/or large group settings, including
communications with high-level government officials, influencers,
and the media.
Collaborative: A strong record of being an effective team player
dedicated to collective successes. The ability to promote
cooperation and solve problems in a timely, creative, and
Agility: The ability to navigate ambiguity and adapt to rapidly
changing environments and demands.
Growth Mindset: A strong record of experimentation, learning
from both successes and failures.
Company Values: A demonstrated commitment to the company’s core
values, including a commitment to high ethical standards,
unquestioned integrity, and a commitment to advancing the company’s
diversity & inclusion commitments.
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.
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