Amazon Data Scientist Onsite

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May 11 7 Comments

Hey guys,

I passed the technical interview for a DS role (mainly ML questions with some SQL and Python).

Was just wondering if I could get any hints/pointers on the onsite for a Data Scientist role? From what I've been reading about other Amazon onsite interviews it seems that the Leadership Principles will play a huge part.

If anyone who has gone through a DS onsite with Amazon can comment I would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks everyone!

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    Pruno

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    Prunomore
    I went through it. A ton of “tell me about a time when you demonstrated X” where X is one of the leadership principles. I only spoke to one other data scientist who asked me some stats and SQL and was ultimately rejected because they “didn’t get enough signal on my technical abilities.”
    May 11 2
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      OP
      Thanks! This is very helpful.

      For the stats, was it more focused on probability teasers, hypothesis testing, ML or something else?
      May 11
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      Pruno

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      Hypothesis testing and experimentation. There could be some pseudocode whiteboarding too
      May 12
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    paradocs

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    How did you prepare for the ML questions and SQL before the interview? Any resources you recommend?
    May 11 1
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      OP
      There wasn’t anything specific I was looking at - I think the questions are similar to the ones you see when you google top ML questions.

      For SQL I’d say if you’re comfortable with joining and subqueries you should be fine
      May 11
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    OP
    Bump - anyone else?
    May 12 1
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      BcQb23

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      did you finish the onsite? what did they ask?
      May 27

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