Data Scientist vs. Engineer

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Knowing how to hire in this market is tough, (and) understanding what you are really looking for is key. This Lightning talk will cover some of the challenges in our current market, (as well as) tips to make the hiring process easier. Presented by Mary Kypreos Recruiting Manager for the Open Source & Big Data Team Greythorn.

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datapopupseattle Keys to Understanding When You Are Looking for a Data Scientist vs. Engineer and When and How to Utilize a Recruitment Firm Mary Kypreos Recruiting Manager for the Open Source Big Data Team Greythorn marykypreos GreythornNA

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BuildingaDataTeam Understandingwhenyouare lookingforadatascientistversusa dataengineerandwhen/howto usearecruitingfirm MaryKypreosRecruitingManagerBigDataandOpenSourceTeam marykypreoslinkedin.com/marykypreos

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WhoWeAre MaryKypreos linkedin.com/MaryKypreos Greythorn.com OurNiche WespecializeinrecruitingforstartupsintheBigDataand OpenSourcespaces—whetherthatisadatascientistopen sourcecommittersdirectorofengineeringetc. PresenceintheCommunity Ourreputationisbuiltonourpassion.Wesponsorlocal meetupsattendnationalconferencesandmost importantlylearnandunderstandwhat’sbeingsaid. TheUnicorn OurUnicornlogogoesallthewaybacktoourfirstclient. AfterconsistentlyfindingthemApacheCommittersthey keptemailingaskingformoreUnicorns.Thusthelegend wasborn…

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MyBigDataJourney… MaryKypreos linkedin.com/MaryKypreos Greythorn.com LefttoRight: •CERN2008 •SeattleScalability2014 •OSCON2015 •Velocity2015

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MaryKypreos linkedin.com/MaryKypreos Greythorn.com IsItaDataScientist TooManyOptions IsaDataScientistaquantinfinancea researcherinscienceorastatisticianin industryAlloftheaboveThereisnoone sizefitsalldefinition. In“AnalyzingtheAnalyzers”publishedby O’Reillytheauthorsarguethatthereareat least4differenttypesofDataScientists: •DataBusinesspeople •DataCreatives •DataDevelopers •DataResearchers FocusonYourProblem Don’tgetlostintitlesandhype.Instead focusontheskillsyoutrulyneed.That’s whereyoursearchwillbegin.

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MaryKypreos linkedin.com/MaryKypreos Greythorn.com UnderstandingYourNeeds ▪ Avoidthehypeatallcosts—hireforyourneedsand yourneedsalone. ▪ Knowingthebiggerpicturewillhelpyouidentifyyour needsandattracttherighttalent

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DataScientist:TypicalSkills Source:DrewConway MaryKypreos linkedin.com/MaryKypreos Greythorn.com ▪ Pullsinsightsfromdatato answerquestionsandsolve problems ▪ Createsmodelsandtellsa story ▪ Stronginthescientific processandhandling unknowns ▪ Typicallyadvanceddegrees ▪ Typicallyscriptingversus coding

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DataEngineer:TypicalSkills ▪ Focusesonsystemsthatstore/ retrievedata ▪ Buildsrobustdatabases ▪ Typicallysoftwareengineerby trade/education ▪ Strongengineering/programming skills ▪ Databases/datawarehouse knowledge ▪ Experiencewithbigdata technologiestoolsetc. MaryKypreos linkedin.com/MaryKypreos Greythorn.com

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NavigatingtheInBetween Source:Dataconomy MaryKypreos linkedin.com/MaryKypreos Greythorn.com AlthoughDataScientistandDataEngineeringskillscanoverlapit’srare tofindsomeonetrulystronginbothareas.Nottomentionsomeone whowantstodoboth.

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KnowthePositionBeforeInterviewing WheretoStart Ifyoualreadyhaveadataexpertonstafftheywillbekeytoyourhiring Ifyouaren’tadataexperthaveneverhiredadataexpertordon’talreadyhavedata expertsonstafffindoutsideassistance: ▪ Consultatrustedfriendoradvisor ▪ Hireanagency MaryKypreos linkedin.com/MaryKypreos Greythorn.com NeverWingIt Donotuseyourinterviewprocessto determinewhoorwhatyouneed.

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IfYouChooseanAgency MaryKypreos linkedin.com/MaryKypreos Greythorn.com InterviewThem Ifyouareinterviewingcandidatestojoinyourteamwhywouldn’tyoualsointerviewthe agenciesfindingthecandidatesyouareinterviewing ▪ Havetheyplacedpeopleinsimilarroles ▪ Willyouhaveonepointofcontactormultiple ▪ Checktheirreferences ▪ Doestheirpersonalitymeshwithyourcompany’spersonality ▪ What’stheirreputationintheindustry Don’tGetStuckonTerms Whenyoufindtherightagencydon’tgetcaughtupontheterms.Asalwaysyouwillgetthe qualityoftheworkyoupayforsopayforthequalityyouwantandyouwon’tregret. LimittheNumberofFirmsYouWorkWith Workingwith10agenciesmaygetyou10xtheresumesbutitharmsthepowerofyourbrand. Onlyentrustyourstoryandreputationtoaselectfewagenciesbecausebecomingoldnews willlimityouraccesstothetalentpoolyouneed.

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InShort… IfYou ▪ Knowwhatyouwant ▪ Workwithtrustedresources ▪ Ensureyouarenotoffendingthe community ▪ Upholdyourreputation You’llhavebetteraccesstothetypeof talentyouwanttohireandwhowantto workwithyou. MaryKypreos linkedin.com/MaryKypreos Greythorn.com

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MaryKypreos linkedin.com/MaryKypreos Greythorn.com FindingtheElusiveFlying
 RainbowUnicornCat Ifyouareanactiveorpassivejob seekeremailMaryKypreos: mary.kypreosgreythorn.com Ifyouareacompanyseekinghiring helpemailLindseyThorne: lindsey.thornegreythorn.com

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