Amazon Applied Scientist/Research Scientist salary expecation

Nvidia wooh!
May 20 22 Comments

I am a research scientist at NV with 4-5 YOE in ML & AI research. I am going to get an offer from Alexa AI org at Cambridge, MA. The recruiter said I can chose either Research Scientist(RS) or Applied Scientist(AS) position since I qualify for both and the team really want me.
My questions:
1. What is the diff between RS/AS at Amazon. I do want to actively work of Ml models but I also want to do my research & publish papers etc. Which one should I chose?
2. How much comp should I ask for?
3. I believe the level is going to be L5. Are there stock refreshers at this level?

Current TC: 190k (Santa Clara)

Moving to MA is not a problem since I am from MA.

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  • Amazon / Data
    AmazonDS

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    AS is the highest paid job family @Amazon.
    May 20 7
    • Nvidia wooh!
      OP
      Apart from the pay.. how is the work different?
      May 20
    • Yahoo / Design getAway
      Do they have AS jobs in Sunnyvale
      May 20
    • Amazon / Data
      AmazonDS

      Amazon Data

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      IMO, AS are expected to have SDE skills to productionalize their ML work. Where as RS are pure scientists, expected to solve ML problems alone.
      May 20
    • Amazon / Eng firefly123
      in addition to pay AS are the more prestigious position by a fair amount. They are people that combine the skills of SDE and RS.

      You can publish in either position. You can have more overall impact as AS because you will have the scope/expectation to implement your solutions into production
      May 20
    • Nvidia wooh!
      OP
      Any idea about the salary expectations?
      May 20
    • Yahoo / Design getAway
      Are you worth it ? If so you should not worry about salary. HR will take good care of you
      May 20
    • Nvidia wooh!
      OP
      That is not relevant. A range always helps in knowing where one should be.
      May 21
  • Amazon
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    Cadence๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธmore
    Do you know what level? The range varies by level and location. I agree with the previous comments that AS is much better than RS

    Edit- just saw you said L5, so that'll be roughly about 250k-320k for seattle. Not sure about Boston
    May 22 1
    • Nvidia wooh!
      OP
      Boston should be the same I would assume.
      May 23
  • Neurocrine python 4.0
    How was your interview? What's your background?
    May 20 1
    • Nvidia wooh!
      OP
      Very good experience. My background is in ML/DL .
      May 20
  • Yahoo / Design getAway
    What is AS?
    May 20 1
    • Nvidia wooh!
      OP
      Updated post.
      May 20
  • Nvidia wooh!
    OP
    No RS/AS here?
    May 22 4
    • Yahoo / Design getAway
      ARS here :)
      May 22
    • Nvidia wooh!
      OP
      What is that? Applied research scientist?
      May 22
    • Yahoo / Design getAway
      Yeah
      May 22
    • Nvidia wooh!
      OP
      Can you help me with salary expectations? What should I expect?
      Are you at Yahoo or at Amazon?
      May 22
  • Apple Icml2017
    Is this role in Amazon Robotics .org in MA?
    May 20 1
    • Nvidia wooh!
      OP
      No as I have said in my post, alexa.
      May 20
  • IBM Frgi81
    Would anyone be able to comment on AS L5 TC for Vancouver?
    May 25 0

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