Data Science at LinkedIn

SAP gjksk
Oct 24 26 Comments

What do the data science teams at LinkedIn focus on? Is it mostly analytics or do you also do machine learning and put code into production?

I've heard that companies just renamed their data analyst roles to data science.

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  • LinkedIn zkmH23
    Analytics and dashboards, define and implement metrics. Help eng teams with A/B testing ( proper design and analysis). Some ML work, mostly for analytical purposes.
    Oct 24 12
    • LinkedIn zkmH23
      Leetcode is 20-25 % of ML engineer interview
      Oct 25
    • SAP gjksk
      OP
      Is it possible to switch roles from DS to ML engineer at LinkedIn internally?
      Oct 26
    • LinkedIn plew
      Yes if you can demonstrate the skills and find a compatible team. I know people whoโ€™ve switched both ways (ds to mle and mle to ds). In general you need to work for a year before doing an internal transfer.
      Oct 26
    • IBM / Data bbWI22
      I donโ€™t see any open MLE positions on the careers page, but I do see SWE - ML. Iโ€™m assuming those are two separate roles.
      Oct 26
    • LinkedIn plew
      Hmm I think swe-ml is the same thing as mle.
      Oct 27
  • Apple pixwine
    They end up doing a lot of front end dev type work. Not even kidding.
    Oct 24 5
    • Affirm hwl
      For dashboards?
      Oct 24
    • Apple pixwine
      Yep
      Oct 24
    • SAP gjksk
      OP
      That's so interesting. I didn't know that front end skills were required for DS. Apart from D3 and ggolot.
      Oct 24
    • LinkedIn zkmH23
      Never heard that DS do it here. Tools for building dashboards are not created by DS team.
      Oct 24
    • LinkedIn plew
      There are a few DS who do genuine front end dev work but itโ€™s a very niche part of the team. Most of that is done by partner tools teams.
      Oct 25
  • Uber @here.
    Heard interview process includes leet code mediums on top of everything else for ds, can anyone confirm
    Oct 24 4
    • Apple pixwine
      They have that for software engineering in data science role. Not for pure DS. Pure DS interviews are sql, a/b testing, stats.
      Oct 24
    • LinkedIn plew
      All senior+ DS roles require coding in a language other than sql during the interviews.
      Oct 25
    • Uber @here.
      Thanks. What about standard ds? Similar to fb data scientist analytics in terms of role and interview it sounds like?
      Oct 25
    • LinkedIn plew
      I think itโ€™s technically possible to get hired as (non-senior) data scientist with only demonstrating knowledge of sql during the interview. Not sure how common it is though.
      Oct 25
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