How to hire for the right big data skill set

Data science is a hot new industry, but what skills and background do you need to break into the field? Essentially, data science, data engineering and data analytics are broad — and sometimes ambiguous — terms that describe a litany of skills and job titles in the world of data analytics. “The title of ‘data scientist’ is broadly applied within different organizations, making it difficult to provide a complete and noncontroversial list of required skills. At a high level, a data scientist needs a mastery of the tools and techniques to access, transform, analyze and leverage the data of their organization,” says Kyle Polich, principal data scientist at DataScience. If your company is looking to hire data scientists or analysts, it’s important to know what you’re hiring for. Data jobs…


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