How To Find and Hire Data Scientists

So you’re building a data science team. That’s great news! As a business leader, finding a qualified data scientists is a critical step in your company’s ability to harness big data and machine learning technologies, which is a competitive advantage. But it’s also a process fraught with difficulty and pitfalls. We reached out to data science leaders to get their thoughts on the matter.

One of the most important steps to building a successful data science team is hiring a senior data scientist who can lead the further development of the data science team, says Seth Dobrin, who heads up IBM‘s Data Science Elite Team. “Until you get a credible senior person in your organization that’s a data scientist, it’s hard to get others to come on board,” says Dobrin, a PhD with more than 20 years of experience in data science fields. “There are some clients that just can’t find talent.”

Author: Alex Woodie

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