Evolution of the Data Scientist Role


In the years since data scientist was declared the sexiest job, the role itself has evolved. As happens with any job, hiring managers have been adjusting their expectations for data science candidates, and executives are defining the role of the data scientist in ways that meet the needs of their organizations.

Many organizations have abandoned the "unicorn" concept, which imposed so many technical and business requirements on the "ideal candidate" that said candidate could have been hired as a god. Some organizations are casting two people -- one with strong business skills and one with deep technical skills -- as a data science team. Others have embarked on internal training programs, to build technical skills in business managers and business skills in technologists.

John Reed, senior executive director for recruiting firm Robert Half Technology, has been monitoring the data scientist job market, and will be discussing the changes that he has seen in the data scientist role. Reed visits All Analytics Radio at 1 pm (ET) on Thursday, March 23, to share his insight into what employers are looking for, how data scientists fit into an organization, and, of course, what data scientists can expect to earn.

Whether you are a data scientist in your own right, striving to become one, or working to hire one, tune in to our interview with John Reed to learn more about the evolution of the data scientist role.



Register Now

If you are already a registered user of AllAnalytics, please login to access this content without re-entering your information.
Sign up for our weekly newsletter here.
The Final Analysis: Digging Into the Business of Data
AllAnalytics' weekly newsletter compiles the latest thinking and wisdom around business data analytics -- what enterprises are doing with data, and exactly how they're doing it.
Email Address *
Username * - Choose carefully, your Username will identify you on our message boards. It cannot be changed after you register!
Choose Your Password *
Re-enter Password *
First Name *
Last Name *
Company Name *
Job Title *
Please select which best describes your job title: *
Please indicate the primary business activity at this location: *
If you selected "Other" above, please clarify your answer.
How many employees are in your entire organization? *
Address *
City *
State *
Zip Code *
Country *
Telephone *
Please indicate your agreement to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for this web site. *
I agree to abide by the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. I also understand that the information I provide on this form will be shared with SAS (SAS Privacy Statement).
Occasionally our sponsors may want to send you information about exciting new products and services. If you would like to receive these solicitations, please check this box.
ExternalId
INFORMATION RESOURCES
ANALYTICS IN ACTION
CARTERTOONS
VIEW ALL +
QUICK POLL
VIEW ALL +