applied vs research DS at Amazon or Facebook

Capital One capfirst
Aug 30 7 Comments

Hello Blind Community,
I am DS right now, working on more of application of Modeling, clustering algos. I am interested in switching to FAAG eventually, and was wondering whats the difference between the Applied vs Research roles at these two. Also, i have non-Phd background, so would that be a concern ?

thanks in advance!

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  • Intuit UncleSmith
    There are 4 science types at Amazon. Economists, Applied Scientists, Research Scientist and Data Scientists. DS do BI and analytics. Research scientists do R&D ( I think). Applied scientist do machine learning for production and research. I am not sure exactly what the economists do (some pricing of course). For applied scientist you need minimum of a Masters. PhD preferred. Research and data scientist requirements are less stringent.
    Aug 30 0
  • IBM / Data bbWI22
    Applied Science at Amazon basically requires PhD + relevant publications. Your best bet is to go for DS/SDE track, and switch to AS at Amazon after proving yourself capable.
    Aug 30 1
    • Capital One capfirst
      OP
      So whatโ€™s the difference between applied and research?
      Aug 30
  • You wanna switch teams huh. Top or bottom?
    Aug 30 1
    • Capital One capfirst
      OP
      Not teams, company
      Aug 30
  • Amazon wUwN18
    PhD makes huge difference. Masters from reputable institution works too.
    Aug 30 0
  • Salesforce / Mgmt
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    Research (as opposed to applied or data science) is tough without a PhD
    Aug 30 0