Change domain or be an expert in the current domain?

Dec 14, 2019 4 Comments

I have an opportunity to change my current domain (Infrastructure/Developer Experience/Tools/DevOps etc) to Ads (ML engg - building infrastructure around ML)

Wondering what to do? Is it good to change domain to understand the set of problems different domain has or stick to 1 domain and be an expert on it?

How does this affect career growth? Which domain would be good in the longer run? Especially for FAANG?

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  • Roku crueIIa
    Devops is no competition for ML.
    Dec 14, 2019 1
    • Amazon superr_man
      OP
      ML engineering would be kind of DevOps as well no? Have to work with Data/Research/Applied Scientist to build infrastructure around ML?
      Dec 14, 2019
  • Deutsche Bank ygKw64
    It's great to do something new and change domains if it's an area that you either enjoy it pays more. However just be careful your new role is secure. It's can take a few years to get up to speed. It sucks if your new job fires you after 6 months for performance because it makes it tough to get hired in either space. From experience. 😞
    Dec 14, 2019 1
    • Amazon superr_man
      OP
      Sorry to hear you had a terrible manager!
      Dec 14, 2019

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