Currently a graduate student with 4+ yoe (all in well-known technology MNCs)
Please help me in selecting the below offers. Both are in Bay Area
Amazon -- SDE2
(Alexa AI team)
TC -- not discussed yet. (expecting 200-260K)
Google -- L3
Currently, in the team matching process. As per the recruiter, AI teams require a PhD, so an AI/ML team is unlikely.
TC -- not discussed. The recruiter said anything above 200k is very difficult for an L3 when we discussed TC expectation.
What would you choose? I would appreciate if you could share the thought process behind that decision?
- Amazon NorthmanMy take - a great team at Amazon is much better than a mediocre team at Google. And coming in a level higher is a big step up. And working in a domain you love is priceless.
- Amazon ydoxdIf you think you will do core AI work in Amazon you are dreaming ...
Even MLE only writes python script for algo decided by a PhD scientist
- New / Eng jtYT72moreOPThank you for responding. I am well aware of the fact that I will not be doing any modeling work at Amazon.
Although I believe that working in this domain even as an SDE and acquiring domain knowledge might help me future roles with companies who look for candidates with a good balance of both software development and applied ML/AI skills.
Still not sure if I should leave Google for Amazon.