Data Science roles @ FB

Amazon blizzard24
Jan 31, 2018 16 Comments

For someone with 4 years total analytics experience and a background in computer science (current TC is ~$150k in Seattle), what is the expected level at FB, Data Scientist or Data Science Manager and what is the expected TC at these levels ?

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  • Amazon blizzard24
    OP
    Thanks. Are thr interviews expected to be different for both the roles ? Will the one for manager be as technical as the one for a scientist ? Is one expected to code in R/Python during on if the rounds or is the coding restricted to SQL only ?
    Jan 31, 2018 11
    • Amazon blizzard24
      OP
      Thank you. For either of roles, is the coding restricted to SQL only ?
      Also, is prior analytics team management experience a possible gateway to a manger level or is that too long a shot ?
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Facebook smellycatw
      No it is not sql only
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Facebook smellycatw
      Our manager roles have a high bar. External Candidates are usually very seasoned and experienced in both analytics and management.
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Facebook smellycatw
      Why so desperate for a manger role? They don’t necessarily get paid more than ICs. I have an IC on my team that has the same compensation as me.
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Amazon blizzard24
      OP
      Key reason for preference of managerial roles is that they give a broader perspective and opportunity to work on multiple problems at a time instead of focusing on a 1/2 problems as an IC
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Facebook Jbsbshg
      If you like actually doing analytics and influencing product roadmap/changes then don’t be a manager. Managers are there to ensure IC success and set goals and go to meetings.
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Facebook smellycatw
      I don’t think you fully realize what a manager does :/ also an IC at a level 5/6 (minimum level to be a manager) will be working on quite a large scope.
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Amazon blizzard24
      OP
      This is good to know, thank you for the information. Also, how do the data scientist roles compare with the product analytics roles or are they essentially the same ?
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Facebook smellycatw
      There is no product analytics role per sr. There’s “data science, analytics” which is more like product analytics and there’s “research scientist” which is hard core statistics
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Amazon blizzard24
      OP
      Cool, thanks
      Jan 31, 2018
  • Facebook Jbsbshg
    At 4 you’re looking at ~$180k TC. No vesting cliff. If you crush the interview you might be able to get in at 5.
    Jan 31, 2018 2
    • General Mills JustFedUp
      What’s a vesting cliff? The rsu over four years thing?
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Facebook Jbsbshg
      Right. Before you had to wait 1 year before receiving the 1st year’s vest. Now you vest every quarter straightaway.
      Jan 31, 2018
  • Facebook smellycatw
    Number of years don’t matter so much. But you’re probably looking at level 4, which means you can’t be a manager
    Jan 31, 2018 0

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