Facebook data scientist interview (PhD)

RBC nzeq60
Jan 4 16 Comments

I have about 12 yrs experience as a Quant finance. Currently part of a trading team at RBC. Have worked in Quant roles in the past at other banks and hedge funds.

Recently was reached out by a FB recruiter for a data scientist position. I have had quite a few ups and downs in my career, I feel kinda capped out here in this space. Hence looking forward to preparing for the interview.

Wondering what to expect in the interview ? I have been reading all blind posts. I have been brushing up on SQL on LC and probability on brilliant.org. How different are data scientist interviews vs software engineers. Will I be asked the same algorithms and systems design questions or just knowing SQL, python and probability, statistics is enough ?

Also what other firms could I possibly apply to as a data scientist with similar comp expectations ?

Appreciate any assistance.

TC 450K

#datascience #quant

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Facebook lRCB18
    Follow the prep material the recruiter provides
    Jan 4 3
    • Facebook n00b@fb
      I found the prep material to be on point. It was vague, but absolutely put me on the right path as far as preparation goes.
      Jan 4
    • Facebook lRCB18
      I followed it and I found the interview on point.
      Jan 5
  • Amazon rowdyguy
    450 would be principal level comp at Amazon (L7). Questions really depends on the specific position, it could require more ML focus or just standard stats could be fine. What does the description say?
    Jan 4 5
    • Amazon rowdyguy
      Applied math should be fine.
      Jan 5
    • SAP ksYR03
      You should be fine. I don’t think Phd is necessary. Masters is ok too if you know your stuff.
      Jan 6
  • Neurocrine singleaf
    For fb, stats prob and SQL is good
    Jan 4 3
    • Neurocrine singleaf
      Yes
      Jan 4
    • SAP ksYR03
      Core data science and Infra Strategy team might ask algorithms. Rest won’t
      Jan 4
  • Isn’t FB DS very different from other other companies. More like data analyst?
    Jan 4 1
    • Neurocrine singleaf
      Yes. But the hiring bar isn't low, there's a lot of competition too
      Jan 4

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