Rise of the Data Engineer: Tools, Skills, and the Future of Big Data

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Data engineering has never been more important or relevant than it is today. While in the past, many of their responsibilities were often tasked to data scientists, most data scientists are not experts at building data infrastructure and pipelines to complete their work. Because of this, we’ve found that many data scientists prefer to exclude… Read more »

6 Data Engineering Market Trends to Watch in 2021

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This blog is an adapted excerpt from our upcoming 2021 data engineer salary report. Want to learn more about salaries, bonuses, hiring trends, and other insights on the market? Click here to download the full report for free, or check out the highlights in our webinar recording. The data engineering field continues to accelerate and… Read more »

Why Are So Many Data Scientists & Data Engineers Leaving Their Jobs?

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It’s not hard to see that the data science & analytics market is extremely hot right now, but now we also have the data to prove it!  Our hiring surveys this year showed many teams are hiring, and, in addition to this data, we’ve been having countless conversations with hiring managers and HR leaders centered… Read more »

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 »