Don’t Do Roles (Only) By Skillset

Based on this twitter thread. One thing that always makes me think are the roles we have in the software industry. The bigger the company, the more specialized the roles it seems. In data science, I‘ve seen charts with data analysts, data scientists, ML engineers, MLOps, ... some thoughts. How do you come up with … Continue reading Don’t Do Roles (Only) By Skillset

Some Thoughts on the Principal Role

If you're a senior software engineer or data scientist, you might wonder what the next career step is. Some companies offer an "individual contributor" track, which is called principal, or staff, and that may seem like an attractive alternative to becoming a manager. I have worked in this role both at Zalando and now GetYourGuide, … Continue reading Some Thoughts on the Principal Role

My 2019 Recap of Machine Learning From Academia To Industry

In a few days on August 1st, I will have completed my fourth year at Zalando. It is my first job out of university and I was fortunate enough to have their trust to make the switch from supervising a bunch of Ph.D. students to managing teams and leading people. Later, I switched to an … Continue reading My 2019 Recap of Machine Learning From Academia To Industry