Data vs Applied vs Research Scientist and Coding Proficiency

Pacific Northwest National Lab rahjh
Aug 14, 2018 7 Comments

Been looking at Amazon and Microsoft opportunities, I see these terms being used to describe people working in the general "Data Science" space.

From my own research is looks like
- Data Scientist = non-PhD, traditional ML
- Research Scientist = PhD, more on DL
- Applied Scientist = PhD(?), more on DL and has some SWE roles

Is this correct? Also, looks like Applied Scientist have coding interview, but the bar is lower than SWE. What about research or data scientist?

And is there any difference in these positions/roles between Amazon and Microsoft? Most of my data comes from the Amazon side. Thanks!

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TOP 7 Comments
  • Amazon kams
    DS: scripting and ML breadth
    RS: scripting and ML breadth + depth
    AS: software engineer level 1 and ML breadth + depth
    Sep 1, 20180
  • New / Eng
    JCoM17

    NewEng

    BIO
    Structural engineer switching to data science.
    JCoM17more
    For Facebook, data science/analytics (which is the majority of roles) require no ML at all.
    Aug 14, 20183
    • Pacific Northwest National Lab rahjh
      OP
      Woah... what do they do then if they don't use ML?
      Aug 14, 2018
    • New / Eng
      JCoM17

      NewEng

      BIO
      Structural engineer switching to data science.
      JCoM17more
      Its more like product analyst, a/b testing and interpretation. In some roles you might be doing simple ML models (~20% of your time)
      Aug 14, 2018
    • Parallon datanerd9
      I'm interviewing with this product role at fb. Can you suggest any study material for aiding in the product sense round? I've never really worked in internet based companies and the whole online thing is new to me
      Aug 15, 2018
  • Agilent Technologies / R&Dm/z
    What's DL
    Aug 14, 20181
    • Axtria 💗69
      Deep learning I am guessing
      Aug 14, 2018

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