Research Scientist @Amazon Alexa AI

New 0hcow1
May 14 14 Comments

What questions can one expect for this position? How to prepare well for the position?
I am a masters degree graduate aiming for this position and working very hard - Leetcoding to get to the par of this levels requirement.

Need your advice on this...

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  • New 0hcow1
    OP
    Then what should one be focussed on
    May 15 5
    • Amazon Northman
      NLP, machine learning, statistical fundamentals, deep learning, current research/leading edge approaches, and (if going for AS role) leetcode easy/medium. And of course leadership principles are key.
      May 15
    • Drive.ai zyz
      Do applied scientists spend most of their day coding? Why do their interviews involve so little coding?
      May 15
    • Amazon Northman
      They are writing model code and running experiments and reading research papers, etc. The primary output metrics that matter are precision, recall, F1, and of course latency/runtime inference performance is important too - lines of code can be very small for an AS over a period of months. Generally they aren't slinging CRs in large volumes like engineers or structuring code for very complex systems. Nonetheless, they usually have 2 coding interviews as part of their interview process. So we usually know pretty well if an applied scientist can code when we hire them.
      May 15
    • Nvidia monolith
      So what exactly is the difference between an Applied Scientist and a Research Scientist at AMZ?
      May 15
    • Capital One ACIe31
      Do research scientist train models or simply do analytics work?
      May 26
  • New / Mgmt
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    May 15 0
  • Amazon on one
    It’s OK for research scientist not able to write a proper for-loop, but it’s not ok for AS, all depends on the role and team.
    May 15 1
    • New 0hcow1
      OP
      Amazon principles is something I have gotten to understand thoroughly and provide examples from my background where I demonstrated those principles.
      May 15
  • Amazon Northman
    If you are leetcoding and can code well, you really want to be considered for an Applied Scientist role not a Research Scientist role. Research Scientist at Amazon doesnt really write code or build real models.
    May 15 0
  • New 0hcow1
    OP
    Have one offer of Senior ML Engineer and thus trying to get Amazon to make an offer as fast as possible.
    May 15 2
    • CVS Health zzwJ42
      Is the company still waiting for you to accept the former offer? Wondering how do people manage getting multiple offers keeping all of them open? I was given 5 days to decide on the offer.
      May 15
    • New 0hcow1
      OP
      Yes they are waiting
      May 15
  • Nvidia monolith
    What is the difference between applied and research scientists at AMZ?
    May 16 0

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