Hiring a data scientist is hard enough given the shortage of candidates, but the subtle mix of skills required by the job can make hiring one even harder.
Some of the data science skills necessary to succeed in the profession are obvious. Things like coding, statistics and business knowledge are now just table stakes. But what makes a really good data scientist is often much subtler, and businesses interested in hiring data scientists have to look deeper to make sure they get the most bang for their buck.
Author: Ed Burns