Mapping Amazon Data Scientist Title to Levels?

Pacific Northwest National Lab rahjh
Aug 20, 2018 5 Comments

Looking at open data scientist positions at Amazon. I'm seeing positions like Data Scientist, Data Scientist II, Senior Data Scientist.

Is Data Scientist = SDE 1, L4?
Data Scientist II = SDE 2, L5?
Senior Data Scientist = Senior SDE, L6?

What's the mapping of these titles to the L4 or L5 levels I see on


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  • Amazon p997
    Data scientist II should be L5 and senior is L6. You won't always see the "II" appended to a job title so Data Scientist could be L4 or L5 although formally as you've noted it should be L4.
    Aug 20, 2018 1
    • Amazon Variance
      P997 is correct.
      Aug 20, 2018
  • Amazon / Data

    Amazon Data

    Agree with p997
    Jul 27 0
  • Pacific Northwest National Lab rahjh
    Hmm... In that case they usually specify the numbers of years of experience. Is there a mapping between SDE levels and number of years experience?
    Aug 20, 2018 0
  • Axtria πŸ’—69
    I received a call for a 'data scientist' position L5 level, so I guess what you said isn't true. I don't know the exact hierarchy though.
    Aug 20, 2018 0