Data vs Applied vs Research Scientist @Amazon

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Sep 14, 2017 31 Comments

What's the difference between these three roles?

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  • Amazon N!ghtCr@wl
    I think Applied is paid the most..heard that they have to pass a research scientist +SDE bar!!!
    Sep 14, 2017 10
    • Amazon / Eng 126
      @WDlk13 I think that the SDE1 bar is pretty low. Surprisingly, though, a lot of people can't meet it.
      Sep 16, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      ikr!?

      Amazon Eng

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      Agreed on the SDE1 bar. It's not a joke... but it's not that high. A well equipped college hire can meet the bar.
      Sep 17, 2017
    • Amazon B1ind
      It is SDE (your level -1) bar. If you’re an L5 AS then you need to raise the bar for L4 devs and L5 SDE for an L6 AS
      Dec 2, 2017
    • New kai59
      Hi! I have my on-site interviews coming up for an applied scientist position at Amazon and I was wondering if someone could please shed some light on the process. Specifically if you could help me out with how many rounds/focus of each round information so that I can better prepare for the interview then I would really appreciate it as I haven't been able to find anything online. FYI I just graduated from my Master's if that helps so it's a graduate research role. (L4)
      Jun 29, 2018
    • Amazon fCHL50
      L4 AS also needs to pass SDE1 bar, so it’s not always (SDE - 1) bar
      Sep 23, 2018
  • Amazon AjU5
    Data Scientist - good with databases/sql, good at writing scripts to clean data, good at statistics

    Research Scientist - often PhD in Machine Learning, Statistics, or equivalent.

    Applied Scientist - has many attributes as Research Scientist, but also an expert in actually implementing solutions at scale and has many attributes of Software Development Engineer.
    Sep 14, 2017 1
    • Amazon kakashi
      I have heard same
      Sep 14, 2017
  • Amazon / Mgmt
    asshole

    Amazon Mgmt

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    I am right, a lot.
    assholemore
    You have arranged them in increasing order of scientific depth.
    Sep 14, 2017 2
    • Amazon fCHL50
      Not true, applied scientist requires as much scientific depth as research scientist at Amazon and is paid significantly higher
      Sep 23, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      RonHubbard

      Amazon Eng

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      Slightly above average with 6 inches.
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      Science = ML/research + engineering
      Sep 23, 2018
  • New kai59
    Hi! I have my on-site interviews coming up for an applied scientist position at Amazon and I was wondering if someone could please shed some light on the process. Specifically if you could help me out with how many rounds/focus of each round information so that I can better prepare for the interview then I would really appreciate it as I haven't been able to find anything online. FYI I just graduated from my Master's if that helps so it's a graduate research role. (L4)
    Jun 29, 2018 1
    • Do you mind sharing interview insights?
      Jan 3
  • Amazon Goals!
    Also business job titles are not job codes or job families. There are Data Scientists labeled roles that are RS or AS. The ones to avoid out for are the finance/business analyst/BI roles that are labeled Data Scientist. Ask what the job code is.
    Sep 15, 2017 4
    • Amazon happyhour
      This is true however there are a lot of data scientist roles under the BIE/DE family which are proper DS roles .Its best to get an idea from he job description,hiring manager etc
      Sep 15, 2017
    • Chegg / Eng hyy865
      What is the job code for RS?
      Sep 16, 2017
    • Amazon Goals!
      Research Scientist
      Sep 16, 2017
    • Amazon bdhdhd
      There's a data scientist role now under science job family.
      Mar 10, 2018
  • Amazon PKtR72
    I'm research scientist. It's true applied scientist is the slightly higher role and requires passing a coding bar. It's also true some people have the data scientist title, but it's not a real job family. They are likely business intelligence engineers or research scientists. So ranking salary bands (from what I understand) is BIE, RS, AS, but I don't think they're substantially different.
    Dec 4, 2017 0
  • Amazon happyhour
    To be a research scientist/applied scientist you need a phd (exceptions exist though).Data scientists are folks with just an undergrad/grad degree usually .Research and applied scientists also get paid way more .A lot of data scientists work in the same teams as research and applied scientists
    Sep 14, 2017 0
  • Amazon oYTJ72
    There is no data scientist job family at amazon.
    Sep 14, 2017 3
  • Amazon / Other
    flyingdog

    Amazon Other

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    Amazon, Accenture
    flyingdogmore
    How about the compensation?
    Sep 14, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    c125

    Amazon Eng

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    Expedia
    c125more
    I am also struggling to find the answer
    Sep 14, 2017 0

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