The most important skill to look for in data scientists

The candidates you’re interviewing could be the smartest people in the world when it comes to creating machine learning systems, but if they don’t have this one soft skill, they won’t be as successful.

Data scientists are one of the most sought after roles in today’s technology organizations. Salaries are rising for this important role. In some IT organizations, CIOs may only have the budget to hire one data scientist. So when it comes time to hire a data scientist you probably want that person to be a rockstar. But when you’re doing your interviewing, there’s one key skill that you should hone in on that may not be obvious on the resumes your vetting. It isn’t Python or R or Spark or some other new technology or platform.

Author: Eric Brown

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