The Big Data Scientist is reportedly the hottest job of the 21st century. Big data scientists need to have many skills, they need statistical, mathematical, predictive modelling, business strategy skills, they build algorithms necessary to ask the right questions and find the right answers. Data Scientists should be good communicators and understand how products are developed and have a set of ethical codes. You'll find the latest Edinburgh Big Data Scientist all in one place, all online at The Big Data Jobs Board.
Data Scientists should be curious, have a desire to look beneath the surface, ask the right questions, be confident in themselves as there will be times where they enter territory that is unknown. Finding solutions in huge data sets can take time so they have to be patient and generating algorithms to discover new insights brings in trial-and-error. They need to be able to use other industries examples and use them in their current problem. A big data scientist integrates multiple systems and data sets links up data sets and discovers new insights. A Data Scientist connects different types of data sets and works with potentially incomplete data sources,cleaning data sets so they can use them.
The Big Data Scientist needs to be able to program in Python, R, Java, Ruby, Clojure, Matlab, Pig or SQL with understanding of Hadoop, Hive and/or MapReduce. The Data Scientist should have experience in Natural Language Processing machine learning, data modelling, statistical analysis, hypothesis testing. Big data scientists can come from all sorts of backgrounds such as physics, biostatistics or computer science.
Basically, the big data scientist needs to have a broad understanding of everything but specifics depend on the industry they are in? If you are looking for a Data Scientist career, look no further, we have a great selection of the latest and best Big Data Science jobs in Edinburgh.