data engineer vs data scientist vs machine learning engineer

Illumina syTY05
Sep 14 22 Comments

which role has more potentials?
some people said they were all worse than software developer. is that true? thanks!

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  • Microsoft / R&D Qlxu10
    Some of the stupidest people in industry are data scientists. They are usually good for nothing. Real things are software engineering or Machine Learning research scientists.
    Sep 14 2
    • Facebook depression
      It’s all about what you love doing, if you can get your mind off money. I know some really smart Data Scientists and SWEs. But I also know some extremely stupid Data Scientists and SWEs. So people who generalize SWE as being smartest or DS being the stupidest are really just exposing their inexperience and how little they know about the industry.
      Sep 14
    • Facebook irqL16
      Data scientists I know are a lot smarter than most SWEs, and they aren’t code monkeys.
      Sep 16
  • Facebook irqL16
    PM > SWE > DS/DE
    Sep 14 8
    • Facebook irqL16
      I’ll throw down. Building 20 rooftop. After school. I mean work.
      Sep 14
    • Facebook ⭕w⭕
      I'm in Seattle, but next time I fly to MPK I'll meet you there 🤝.
      Sep 14
    • Amazon / Product
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      beavermore
      What you smoking to say that PM has more potential?
      Sep 14
    • Facebook irqL16
      Deal. I’ll send you a calendar invite and request psc feedback on my fighting style
      Sep 14
    • Facebook irqL16
      PMs are the ones tapped to run entire business units. And move to c-suite. Not SWEs.
      Sep 14
  • New Hadope
    For me it would be machine learning engineer then data scientist then Data engineer in order of decreasing value. I think of a machine learning engineer as equal to swe there is a lot of math needed for ml. Data engineer is everything in DS except for analysis mostly preprocessing getting data ready for analysis.
    Sep 14 2
    • Amazon whoami111
      Don’t ever comment again. I do similar programming as sdes on my team but am also an expert on sql, data modeling and good with statistics as well.
      Sep 15
    • New Hadope
      I was generally speaking. This is my experience from applying for jobs
      Sep 15
  • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
    I don’t know where people are getting their info, but I know a DS with a PhD and 6 yoe who makes 1.2M.
    Sep 15 1
  • Roles don’t have any potentials. But People do. So real question is What’s your potential ?
    Sep 14 0
  • Google calione
    If you got CS PhD and position at big tech:
    DS > MLE >>>>>>> DE/DA

    If just CS master:
    MLE > DS >>>>>>> DE/DA

    Usually DS at FAANG requires PhD.

    MLE has huge potential and markets, combine profits from both SDE and ML. Always good to learn both, and you’ll be unbeatable.
    Sep 16 1
    • Illumina syTY05
      OP
      This is very valuable insight thanks! Why DE is so worse than DS? I thought DE could write better code than DS. Is DE really this bad?
      Sep 16
  • Zynga cdev6676
    All have lower prospects than SWE.
    Among them I would say all are more less equal and the three roles are interchangeable
    Sep 14 1
    • Illumina syTY05
      OP
      Can you elaborate it a little bit? Why SWE has higher value? Is SWE the hardest to get into? Thanks!
      Sep 15