Survey Results: WFH Preferences for Data Scientists, Data Engineers, & Researchers

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This blog is contributed by the Burtch Works recruiting team.   The topic that seems to be on everyone’s minds lately: what will the future of work look like? Will we abandon the 5-day commute forever for the comfort of a home office? Or will most offices eventually bounce back to the pre-pandemic approach? While… Read more »

2020 Data Engineer Job Search and COVID-19 Hiring Trends

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This post is contributed by Burtch Works’ data engineering recruiting team.   2020 has been a year with a lot of disruption and change, including in the data engineering space. In addition to COVID-19’s impact on the hiring market (and economy at large), there have also been evolving approaches to staffing for data engineer positions,… Read more »

3 Essential Soft Skills for Data Engineers

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This post is contributed by Burtch Works’ data engineering recruiting team. Data Engineering is a very technically intensive field that generally requires advanced programming skills and a vast toolkit. With that in mind, I thought I would address some of the soft skills that are critical to landing the perfect job and performing well in… Read more »

Data Engineer vs. Data Scientist: What’s the Difference?

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This post is contributed by Burtch Works’ data engineering recruiting team. As I wrote about last year, the expansion of data teams means that, increasingly, data engineers are working alongside data scientists to prepare data for analysis and put data products into production. Being a recruiter that specializes in data engineering roles, I often get… Read more »

Decoding Data Engineering Job Titles & Specializations

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This post is contributed by Burtch Works’ data engineering recruiting team. As the data engineering field continues to evolve alongside shifts and advancements in technology, there have been some specializations emerging that focus on different backgrounds and job responsibilities. Job titles are of course fluid and can vary greatly depending on the organization – depending… Read more »

12 Do’s and Don’ts for Data Engineer Resumes

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This post is contributed by Burtch Works’ data engineering recruiting team. With data engineers now being a common sight on data teams amongst data scientists and analytics professionals, Burtch Works has been seeing more requests for professionals in this field. We’ve also been getting more requests from the data engineers that we work with, who… Read more »

The Rise of Data Engineering: Common Skills and Tools

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This post is contributed by Burtch Works’ data engineering recruiting team. As data teams have increased in size, it’s now become more common to see data engineers working alongside data scientists and other analytics professionals. Whereas once it was expected that data scientists be responsible for every aspect of the data life cycle, we’re now… Read more »