Data scientist

Expedia Munday
Dec 18, 2017 15 Comments

Any tips for data analyst/ data scientist interviews at Microsoft.. what skills do they test on? What team are hiring?

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  • Microsoft pseudo1
    Microsoft's definition of data scientist in many teams is odd... My team mates are SQL junkies called data scientists. I probably will leave my team soon since I am forgetting ML and statistics here.
    Dec 18, 2017 5
    • Microsoft hdj8hrj
      What org?
      Dec 18, 2017
    • Expedia Munday
      OP
      Which team?
      Dec 22, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng
      Gintama

      Microsoft Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      Gintamamore
      I can confirm this and this is the same reason I left, it was all about that damn cosmos Scope .....
      Dec 29, 2017
    • Microsoft pseudo1
      At least in EMM..
      Jan 9, 2018
    • Microsoft tenz
      What is EMM ?
      Apr 3, 2018
  • Genesis Financial Solutions / Eng
    Hgbcdzn8

    Genesis Financial Solutions Eng

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    CareOregon
    Hgbcdzn8more
    I want to know about this also
    Dec 18, 2017 0
  • Microsoft Hiudb
    SQL, HiveQL, Scope studio. Depends on what team you go to. I think SPI (Xbox) is hiring but unless you are senior you will probably only get a contract role.
    Dec 18, 2017 2
    • Expedia Munday
      OP
      Doesn’t MS hire full time for these roles? I have an MBA with 4 years of experience... what level should I be targeting?
      Dec 22, 2017
    • Microsoft Hiudb
      It varies by team but it is more about what you know. If those 4 years of experience are in data science you should target a 62 but be ready to settle for a 60 (might be better to come in low anyways so you can overperform your level)

      I do know plenty of highly experienced data scientist contractors who took the role just to get their foot in the door, learn the Microsoft specific tech, and then get apply for a FTE role
      Dec 22, 2017
  • Microsoft / Product Cutex
    I was at the AI conference a couple weeks ago when an engineer asked someone there how he could look into a data scientist role. The person told him “Oh we are very selective and no one will be considered without a PhD. It’s really tough to land one of our data scientist roles.”
    Dec 18, 2017 1
    • Microsoft hdj8hrj
      This is more for Microsoft Research. At the end of the conference, they had a panel specifically for becoming a data scientist at Microsoft and none of the panelists had PhDs.
      Dec 18, 2017
  • Amazon blahbar
    Why do you want to leave Expedia? I heard their culture is better than msft and their pay is similar to msft
    Dec 18, 2017 0
  • Microsoft tenz
    Depends on team, Be prepared for deep theoritical questions on algorithms. The expectation for a data scientist is to write white papers on business applications of algorithms/technique. More credit if you find novel techniques but not expected. Sql junkies are being converted to data analysts/ data engineer..
    Apr 3, 2018 0
  • Amazon PKtR72
    I would expect those to be quite different roles.
    Dec 18, 2017 0

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