A recent Forbes article on the 10 Predictions for AI, Big Data, and Analytics in 2018 states that Data engineer will become the hot new job title, displacing its sibling role of Data Scientist.
Gil Press goes on to write that Indeed.com had 13% of data-related job postings for data engineers and less than 1% for data scientists. Intrigued, I looked at the job descriptions of Data engineer job postings by leading data-driven companies like Amazon and Facebook on LinkedIn. Strong Data Warehouse skills with a thorough knowledge of Data Extraction, Transformation, loading (ETL) processes and Data Pipeline construction expertise stood out as the essential and basic qualifications of an ideal Data Engineer.
Author: Ida Jessie Sagina