Survey Results: 2021 Data Science, Analytics, Data Engineering Hiring in Q3/Q4

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This post is contributed by the Burtch Works Data Science and Data Engineering recruiting teams.  Our hiring survey results from February 2021 showed that 73% of data science and analytics teams were planning to hire during Q1 or Q2 of 2021. So how are plans shaping up for the second half of the year? Hiring… Read more »

Data Engineer Careers Q&A: Hybrid Roles, Remote Work, Adding Skills, and More

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This post contains segments of the Q&A from our 2021 Data Engineering Trends & Predictions video. Answers have been lightly edited for length and clarity. Is industry experience becoming more of a requirement in data engineering? We’re used to seeing this in data science and analytics, but it’s always been a little different with engineers…. Read more »

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 »