Research Scientist at Amazon

EY BL23
Aug 22 5 Comments

Do all Research Scientist at Amazon have PhD? Is it possible to transition to Research Scientist or Data Scientist position from a BIE position? I have experience in NLP, Regression, Classification algos but never thought of applying for this position thinking I would never get a call. However, I stumbled upon a profile on Linkedin who has an MS in MIS and got an offer for Research Scientist right out of grad school. No publications also.

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  • Axtria DesiLaunda
    What school is he from?
    Aug 22 2
    • EY BL23
      OP
      Lets just say not the ivy leagues or top Engineering schools.. I just wanted to know if the interviews really focus on PHD level knowledge or does it vary by the team?
      Aug 22
    • Axtria DesiLaunda
      It's possible to get RE at Amazon without a PhD but not super common.
      Aug 22
  • Amazon zVor61
    It is possible to be RS without PhD or transition to RS with some ML background. Transitioning to DS is much easier from BIE. However they expect you solved atleast one solid ML problem in your academic or personal project or current role.
    Some teams also require RS to have PhD so you can explore until you find a team that doesn’t require that.
    Sep 16 1
    • EY BL23
      OP
      That sounds great!
      Sep 16