Data Science

New XaOV50
Dec 5, 2019 11 Comments

I've been in software engineering for 7 years now and I'm finding that these data scientists who are paid more than SEs (at least at my company) are really not that bright when it comes to a lot of common computer science practices. I find it really odd. Any SEs find this to be common? Is there any SE that has switch to data science? Do you think it's worth all the hype?

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  • Amazon / Other amzngy
    What kind of an idiot are you? These are mutually exclusive skill sets, dont need software engineering skills to be a good DS. Coming from a DS at Amazon
    Dec 5, 2019 5
    • Microsoft WellDone1
      But isn’t it that they have to clear SDE 1 bar for coding or that’s only for AS?
      Dec 5, 2019
    • Amazon / Other amzngy
      Only for AS, there are 4 other data related roles at Amazon which do not require any coding bar
      Dec 5, 2019
    • New / Data maWI30
      What are the other data roles that do not require any coding bar?
      Dec 5, 2019
    • Microsoft WellDone1
      Are they still considered as glamorous as AS?
      Dec 5, 2019
    • Amazon / Other amzngy
      If by glamour you mean doing interesting work and adding some real value to the business, I would say DS and RS are pretty good. BIE and BA do the grunt work
      Dec 5, 2019
  • Axtria m7kd1
    Not bright at computer science practices? Are you judging a fish by it's ability to climb a tree?
    Dec 5, 2019 0
  • Horizon Credit Union Echo55
    How many of your SE are experts at taking deep dives into databases, construing trends, modeling, ETL, indexing, or query optimization?
    Dec 5, 2019 2
    • Axtria m7kd1
      Good point. Also detecting data patterns, statistical analysis, feature selection, and modeling.
      Dec 5, 2019
    • New XaOV50
      OP
      Neither do data scientists... Anyone can write sql and call a few python packages
      Dec 5, 2019
  • Amazon zEkq71
    Start getting into more ML and analytics and making the leap isn’t that much of a stretch. But that would require even the most trivial data skills that most us SWE’s frankly lack. Which is amazing because SQL and data in general is stupid fucking easy
    Dec 5, 2019 0

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