5 Tips for Hiring Your Company’s First Data Scientist

Most companies I talk to, from pre-product startups to Fortune 500s, are hiring data scientists. They see that data science and machine intelligence will play a key role in the business and in their products, so want to build a competitive advantage with data.

If you are one of them, you may still wonder what kind of background a good candidate should have, given that “data scientist” is a broad job title. You may also realize that hiring a data science expert is extremely tough in this market.

Author: Simon Chan

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