Data Science career path

New PcNF27
Apr 24 14 Comments

I’m a junior data scientist with good knowledge in machine learning. I know the frameworks enough to read a paper and turn it into code. I also have models in production. If I were to leave my current job right now, what skill would get me a FANG (or other decent companies) job in this field?

I try to constantly improve my skills in software development in general and read lots of research papers but the field is just too big to master. What skills would you say will be the most valuable when I look for a job?

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  • Microsoft iaia
    Leetcode. I was under prepared for coding interviews.

    Also brush up on your ML trivia. Many companies I interviewed with go for broad and not depth. So make sure you can fake stuff you don't know well.

    There's two data scientist path. One path is really data analyst with lower TC. They do analytics, BI stuff. Today they are called data scientist because of title inflation. The other path is the real data science where you do anything from applied research to production. Titles include applied scientist, ML scientist and ML engineer.
    Apr 24 2
    • New mypage
      How to prepare for the latter?
      Apr 24
    • Schweitzer Engineering Laborator nVqE32
      Andrew Ng Deep Learning Speialization is a good start.
      Jun 16
  • Apple industry
    Eh why would you read research papers in software development. Solve some leets and study system design for a bit and you can easily get into fang
    Apr 24 6
    • Amazon
      golol

      Amazon

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      Adobe
      gololmore
      He is asking about doing ML. Leetcode is important but instead of system design do ml design
      Apr 24
    • Apple industry
      Nah not high. As i said, be good at solving leets, coming up with good system designs and you should be good.
      Apr 24
    • Amazon
      golol

      Amazon

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      Adobe
      gololmore
      I am an applied scientist, write production ML code. We dont care about system design knowledge
      Apr 24
    • New mypage
      Where do I study ML system design from? What skillsets (from an interview perspective) are required to be an applied scientist?
      Apr 24
    • New PcNF27
      OP
      The research papers are all ML. Does Amazon still ask white board leets for applied ML roles too?
      Apr 24
  • Veritas randomhand
    Data Science isn’t just about modeling. It’s also about analyzing and storytelling too. Statistical skills would definitely help. It’s a pretty broad field if you ask me.
    Apr 24 0
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    • Microsoft
      jYCKmD

      Microsoft

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      Google, Facebook, TuneIn, Cisco
      jYCKmDmore
      Good
      Apr 24
  • Lam Research rektkid
    What is the salary for a data analyst for s fresher ?
    Apr 24 0

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