Google Team Match for ML SWE

Enova bongbong
Jun 1, 2018 29 Comments

I am going through the team match process at Google (hiring committee is done). Also have a verbal offer from Dropbox, and an almost offer from FB (going through VP approval).

Have ~10 years of experience building ML models in finance, and a PhD from a top 5 Engineering school before that.

Anyone here work on ML at google and hiring? If it matters, level is either T5 or T6, but most likely T5.

For all the TC or GTFO folks - don't know TC yet for any of the offers.

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  • Uber kibg
    Google DeepMind team in MTV
    Jun 1, 2018 15
    • New / Eng
      Yütüb

      New Eng

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      Yütübmore
      Were you able to find a team?
      Jun 5, 2018
    • Enova bongbong
      OP
      I did get offers from a few teams, 3 of them are very interesting. Still talking to more people, will update once everything is done.
      Jun 8, 2018
    • Uber What.?
      sure, bongbong!
      Jun 8, 2018
    • New / Eng
      Lemon head

      New Eng

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      Lemon headmore
      @bongbong can I PM you about potential teams?
      Jun 8, 2018
    • Enova bongbong
      OP
      Sure LemonHead
      Jun 10, 2018
  • Capital One Tc1
    Congrats @op. What were the interview breakdowns like and how hard were coding rounds?
    Jun 1, 2018 6
    • Capital One Tc1
      Thanks for the detailed answer. This is exactly what I was curious about.
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Tesla LEETCODER
      Sorry I might have misunderstood. You are saying that solving 300 or so is not necessary if you know the basics? Congratulations on the offer btw.
      Jun 2, 2018
    • Enova bongbong
      OP
      Yup, I think solving 300 LeetCode is extreme overkill. I did around 100, but in retrospect, I wasted time - could've interviewed earlier.
      Jun 2, 2018
    • Nvidia endeavor
      So, roughly half sessions were about system design and ML? What did they look like?
      Jun 2, 2018
    • Enova bongbong
      OP
      At GOOG and FB, there were 2 ML rounds. GOOG had a Sys Design and FB had a behavioral.

      Dropbox's interview was their standard SWE loop. 2 coding, 1 sys design, 1 deep dive and 1 behavioral
      Jun 2, 2018
  • Chegg Cdew76
    Congrats OP. Is your current role more modeling or coding heavy? Do you have a sense of what it will be like for the G and FB roles?
    Jun 2, 2018 1
    • Enova bongbong
      OP
      My current role involves a lot of coding. Expect similar at G and FB.

      Were you asking if i'm a data scientist in my current job - where I build a model and someone else 'productionizes' it?
      Jun 2, 2018
  • Microsoft [drunkOne]
    Good luck! It still would be interesting to find the results of these negotiations. Please, keep us posted.
    Jun 1, 2018 1
    • Enova bongbong
      OP
      Thanks. Will post once I know.
      I'm not optimizing for TC though - it will likely be 40-50% of my current comp, given all the T5 offers I've seen on Blind.
      Jun 1, 2018
  • GE FxBx74
    Hey OP! Which team did you finally pick? I have similar background but less YOE (6). Trying to target the SWE-ML role.
    Oct 9, 2018 0
  • Facebook yellowsky
    Ping me for some internal advice both for google and Facebook.
    Jun 2, 2018 0