14 Traits Of The Best Data Scientists

Looking for a unicorn? Get in line. Actual data scientists are in high demand, and there’s not enough of them to go around. If you want identify the right talent, consider these tips. 1 of 15 (Image: ismagilov/iStockphoto) If your company is trying to hire a data scientist, proceed with caution. Given the shortage of data science talent, more candidates are assuming the title hoping to command a higher salary. Actual data scientists are much harder to find, and they’re harder to keep because they’re in high demand. “The way I define a data scientist is somebody who knows programming better than a statistician and more statistics than a programmer. Both of those traits are table stakes,” said Anthony Goldbloom, cofounder and CEO of data science competition platform Kaggle, in an interview.…


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