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Hiring Kit: Data Engineer

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  • Provided by TechRepublic Premium
  • Published September 10, 2020
  • Topic TechRepublic Premium
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Finding candidates for a Data Engineer position with the expertise and experience to implement reliable data architectures for your business will require a comprehensive recruitment process. This Hiring Kit from TechRepublic Premium provides an adjustable framework your business can use to find, recruit, and ultimately hire the right person for the job.

From the Hiring Kit:

Introduction

Whether it flows through business transactions, customer activity, employee productivity, or Internet of Things (IoT), data is the lifeblood of most modern businesses. Data leads to information and information leads to better business decisions. Gathering data in a useable framework that can be accessed by decision makers in a standardized manner is the job role of the Data Engineer.

In general terms, data engineers develop, construct, test, and maintain system architectures, such as databases and large-scale processing systems. Data engineers deal with raw data that contains human, machine, or instrument errors. The data might not be validated and may contain suspect records. It will likely be unformatted and can contain codes that are system specific.

Part of a data engineer’s role is to implement ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality using a variety of languages and tools to marry systems together or search for opportunities to collect new data. Data engineers are also responsible for ensuring whatever data is collected is stored in an architecture that supports all stakeholders in the business.

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