Doing Data Science Right — Your Most Common Questions Answered

This post is by Instacart VP Data Science Jeremy Stanley, and technical advisor and former LinkedIn data leader Daniel Tunkelang. Previously, Jeremy wrote the most comprehensive manual we’ve ever seen for hiring data scientists. It’s hard to believe that “data scientist” only became a bona fide job title in 2008. Jeff Hammerbacher at Facebook and DJ Patil at LinkedIn coined the term to capture the emerging need for interdisciplinary skills across analytics, engineering, and product. Today, the demand for data scientists has blossomed, and with it the need to better understand how to grow these teams for success. The two of us have seen our share of the good, the bad, and the ugly, leading and advising teams at a variety of companies in different industries and at different stages of…


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