Switching from Data Science to Software Engineer
I have a PhD in Electrical Engineering from a tier-2 US public university, and have been working as a Data Scientist (DS) in the semiconductor industry. I have a good background in math, statistics and machine learning (currently picking up on some Deep Learning with Prof. Andrew Ng's Coursera courses). Also I have developed some software in Python with PyQt for GUI for colleagues to automate their data analyses.
WLB is nice and laid back here; managers are nice and supportive but markets are in bear cycles. I want to make to pump up TC so do you think I should switch to a Software Engineer (SWE) role as SWE can get paid more than DS? How do I get into FANG as I don't have SWE experiences? I just started some leetcodes last week.
YOE 4 years
Appreciate your feedback.