6 tips for hiring a data scientist

You might think that all data scientists have the same skillset, but as a rapidly emerging job I find that it covers many roles and functions and few single candidates have them all. Here are my top tips to help you qualify whether or not a data scientist is the right one for you. 1. Identify which type of data scientist they are Here are the most common types of data scientists that I have encountered: Data Engineer: a skilled programmer has the statistical knowledge and analytical, scientific mind set but typically lacks business knowledge and communication skills Business Analyst: a business analyst has business awareness and a broad knowledge set, but lacks programing skills Storyteller: a skilled visual communicator knows how to weave data and analysis into an easily…


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