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SAP / Engyosemi
Aug 10, 2018 11 Comments

What is the path to become data scientist for a 10yoe engineer

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  • Amazon / ProductAxGj47bbgf
    Statistics, statistics and lots of statistics. Assuming you are well versed with more mechanical part—Python, SQL etc
    Aug 10, 20180
  • Google poDV10
    DhausiT and Rightmeow,

    Could you please share some compensation numbers to help us understand better what averages and special cases look like?
    Aug 19, 20180
  • Microsoft TheNoid
    Linear algebra, statistics....if you don’t get discouraged after that, then focus on Python.
    Aug 11, 20180
  • Airbnb DhausiT
    Don’t do it. Eng pays better
    Aug 11, 20183
    • Gusto Rightmeow
      False, with offer to prove it. Some eng roles pay better than some data roles and vice versa, depends on the role, company, person
      Aug 11, 2018
    • Airbnb DhausiT
      Yea obviously I’m not saying you can’t find cases where ds gets paid more lol. The avg eng gets paid more than the avg ds though
      Aug 11, 2018
    • Gusto Rightmeow
      I don’t disagree, but I would argue that things like the distribution of seniority among the two groups, the local supply demand, and the local “definition”- see Lyfts blog post on renaming analysts scientists- are all very impactful. As a result, there are sections of the phase space for which eng makes more and sections that DS makes more. What span of the phase space and how one chooses to aggregate it will determine which one on “avg” makes more.

      TLDR, it’s contextual, but more often than not I agree with you.
      Aug 11, 2018
  • SAP / Engyosemi
    OP
    Thanks, how many years would it take
    Aug 10, 20183
    • Expedia Rsjhd
      If you believe the boot camp mantra, it's more like how many weeks will it take. Estimate about twelve
      Aug 10, 2018
    • Oracle kolmowho?
      12 weeks for 12 productive hours a day and you can be a jr on a real data science team. Or lead at a place that doesn't know what it's doing and has SWEs doing data engineering with a minor amount of analytics under the name data science
      Aug 11, 2018
    • Gusto Rightmeow
      ^ well said
      Aug 11, 2018

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