Facebook Data Scientist - infrastructure

Illumina g6gta65
Dec 23, 2018 15 Comments

Just now starting to look for something new. Recruiter contacted me about a DS role in infra at FB.

Anyone know TC range? Similar to SWE? How would level map? E4? Or same levels for DS positions ?

I have a PhD (computational biology), 3 years post graduation.

$200K current TC (150+30+20) in SD.

https://www.facebook.com/careers/jobs/579105172538819/

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  • Illumina g6gta65
    OP
    Thanks for all the feedback. Was unaware DS was so much lower than straight SWE. Will dive into some leetcode to prepare and explore SWE options (or something more specialized in my field elsewhere). Given current life in SD, doubtful I would move to bay for < ~350, which would be E4/E5 SWE range, no? Life in SD at 200 is already quite good.
    Dec 23, 2018 1
    • Financial Engines / Data frugalguy
      Yes. That makes sense.
      Dec 24, 2018
  • Oracle / Data snu-snu
    If memory serves, same base as SWE with half the RSUs. Description sounds like this is their DS analytics position (SQL reporting), which pays less than core (ML focused). With PhD, you might be underselling yourself
    Dec 23, 2018 3
    • Facebook gskr
      Yes base is same as swe but lower rsu. Infra DS was split from Core DS. They have pretty cool projects and not really an SQL monkey ( but again this will depend on which team you will end up working with as they are like on loan to other teams)
      Dec 23, 2018
    • Oracle / Data snu-snu
      Good to know, thanks!
      Dec 23, 2018
    • New / Eng
      JCoM17

      New Eng

      BIO
      Structural engineer switching to data science.
      JCoM17more
      same base, bonus and 60% RSU/refreshers. For L4 you are looking at 140-160k base, 15% bonus, 120-180k RSU over 4 years
      Dec 23, 2018
  • Facebook newsfeed
    Interview as ML swe. Don't undersell urself. If you think it's easier to enter fb first and switch later, it's not.
    Dec 23, 2018 0
  • Financial Engines / Data frugalguy
    You will mostly be ic4.
    Dec 23, 2018 5
    • Credit Karma Ck_gogo
      Strongly doubt ic4. The person is already making 200k.

      Also it’s not clear that ds in infra is ds-analytics, can someone confirm?
      Dec 23, 2018
    • Facebook / Data
      qAwE67

      Facebook Data

      BIO
      Data Scientist.
      qAwE67more
      Infra DS is not the same as analytics DS.
      Dec 23, 2018
    • Uber djsna
      Can you elaborate? What’s the difference
      Dec 23, 2018
    • Credit Karma Ck_gogo
      Analytics gets same base as engineering but 50-60% of equity. One can get hired in ds-analytics just knowing sql. For ds-engineering basically have to pass a swe interview.
      Dec 23, 2018
    • Facebook / Data
      qAwE67

      Facebook Data

      BIO
      Data Scientist.
      qAwE67more
      The SQL is the easy part of the interview. The difficult parts are the product and analysis questions, which infra DS does not have.
      Dec 24, 2018
  • Financial Engines / Data frugalguy
    Rsu's half of e levels. Rest all are same.
    Dec 23, 2018 0
  • Financial Engines / Data frugalguy
    I know some one with 10yoe and PhD hired as ic5. I think it depends a lot on interview performance. Ic4 at the min and ic5 at the best.
    Dec 23, 2018 0

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