AlleyWatch – 6 Tips to Fill That Data Scientist Role

April 2016 | Riviera Partners

Data. There’s a huge amount of it available, but it’s noisy and companies are finding themselves in dire need of people to make sense of it all. With the constant need to compete in a fierce market, companies are constantly on the lookout for the...

Data. There’s a huge amount of it available, but it’s noisy and companies are finding themselves in dire need of people to make sense of it all. With the constant need to compete in a fierce market, companies are constantly on the lookout for the right data scientists to give themselves a leg up on their competition. Riviera’s VP of Data Science and Analytics, Tammy Wang, recently shared her own insider tips for looking into the depths of the talent pool to find the right person for job. 

(AlleyWatch) – 6 Tips to Fill That Data Scientist Role

According to a recent report by Glassdoor, data scientist is the top job of 2016. It’s not terribly surprising: Data’s so hot right now. There’s a huge amount of it available, but it’s noisy and companies need people to make sense of it in order to identify the right opportunities to succeed and get a leg up on the competition. Data scientists understand the data and have the techniques to design and build algorithms that offer efficiency and insight on how to execute the best business decisions.

Glassdoor reports more than 1,700 openings for the role, which is great for job seekers (with the right skills), but possibly not so great for companies looking to fill the role. For one, not every company can afford a data scientist. Plus, given that the position is a relatively recent invention, there simply aren’t enough data scientists to go around. If you’re a hiring manager trying to hire a “data scientist,” the key to finding the right match is creativity and patience. Here are some ideas to get you started:

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