Data scientist job description: the skills required, the frustrations and how to flourish

Data scientists are in high demand, as companies look to take advantage of their data. But what exactly does the role entail? The data scientist job description… it’s complicated. A data scientist or the field of data science has become an umbrella term for a number of different individuals.

All of these individuals, however, will be involved in the art and science of deriving value from data — they’re making data meaningful and useful for businesses. This output could take many different forms. For example, it could be intelligent features integrated into a business product, which relates to recommendation engines in Amazon or Netflix. It could be that they’re undertaking mathematical modelling or the visualisation of information.

Author: Nick Ismail

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