A team of Big Data Scientists, Big Data Analysts and Big Data Visualisers of course need to be managed. The big data project manager is the go between the technical team members and the strategic management of any company. Therefore, the big data manager needs to understand both sides of the coin. Ideally the big data manager has an IT background with strategic experience. You'll find the latest Edinburgh Big Data Project Manager jobs all in one place, all online at The Big Data Jobs Board.
Big data scientists and analysts are great at building big data tools for a company but are less effective at leading teams, this is where the big data project manager comes in. It is the big data project manager's job to manage expectations and make sure the team moves in the right direction. The big data project manager must instill a culture of innovation within the big data team and make sure they are ready for quick changes if needs be.
The Big Data Project Manager needs to keep the team focused as it is easy for big data scientists and data analysts to become distracted and lose focus while building great algorithms. The Big Data Project Managers job is to sort out the good distractions from the bad.
Big data is most of all a marketing or strategic matter, the big data project manager needs to relay the work done by the big data team to senior management and ensures stakeholders of the company buy-in on time for the tasks at hand. The Big Data Project Manager must be a good networker as Big Data effects every department of a company. A Big Data Project Manager aligns the different data requests and data sources within the organisation.
The Big Data Project Manager manages and plans the budget and ensures sufficient resource allocation. The big data project manager be strong and be able to stand up in complex and fast-changing environments. They should build relationships within the big data team as well as promoting a a true big data culture, they should be flexible and be able to change quickly, provide the best working environment for all the different members of the big data team to thrive.
The Big Data Project Manager manages technical projects, therefore they should be technically capable in programming languages such as Python, R, Java, Ruby, Clojure, Matlab, Pig or SQL with a basic understanding of Hadoop, Hive and/or MapReduce. They should also have basic understanding of Natural Language Processing, Machine learning, Conceptual Modelling, Statistical Analysis, Predictive Modelling and Hypothesis Testing. If you are looking for a Big Data Project Manager career, look no further, we have a great selection of the latest and best Big Data Project Manager jobs in Edinburgh.