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2/24/2014
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Big Data Hiring: 5 Facts From The Field

Consider this creative advice for big data job hunters and hiring managers from EMC and Pivotal execs.

'Presentation skills matter.' David Menninger of EMC subsidiary Pivotal
"Presentation skills matter." David Menninger of EMC subsidiary Pivotal

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Madhava verma dantuluri
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Madhava verma dantuluri,
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3/11/2014 | 9:25:09 AM
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This is an excellent knowledge and thank you for the share.
HM
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HM,
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2/25/2014 | 3:54:51 PM
HPCC Systems
Lauriane, very informative article. We are seeing an increase in businesses seeking specialized skills to help address challenges that arose with the era of big data. The HPCC Systems platform from LexisNexis helps to fill this gap by allowing data analysts themselves to own the complete data lifecycle. Designed by data scientists, ECL is a declarative programming language used to express data algorithms across the entire HPCC platform. Their built-in analytics libraries for Machine Learning and BI integration provide a complete integrated solution from data ingestion and data processing to data delivery. HPCC Systems provides proven solutions to handle what are now called Big Data problems, and have been doing so for more than a decade. More at http://hpccsystems.com

 
tnguyengp
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tnguyengp,
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2/25/2014 | 1:32:23 PM
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There's a growing demand for hybrid candidates in IT recruiting -- employees who have both IT and business skills. Employees that have skills in both IT and business have long been the most desirable to businesses. It is clear that as IT has become not just an enabling technology but part of the business strategy. Therefore, hybrid candidates are not just a nice to have but a requirement -- especially for professionals who want to increase their value and their salaries. I think this demand for IT and business skills will dramatically increase so that it is a prerequisite for success.

Than Nguyen

IT Recruitment Company 

ChrisMurphy
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2/25/2014 | 9:40:55 AM
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I would think that's one of the critical questions companies need to ask -- are the vertical industry and company specific understanding essential? If so, then the big data effort has to focus on internal training. I've spoken with an insurance company that is very focused on growing rather than hiring these experts. I don't have a sense of which approach is more common. Which is easier to gain in, say, 6 months -- adequate vertical industry understanding or sufficient big data skills to be effective?
Laurianne
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2/25/2014 | 9:05:21 AM
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You mean vertical industry knowledge? I don't get the sense most companies can be that picky among this still developing talent pool. Sort of like the early days of cloud -- of course some verticals are always picky. Anyone want to speak to using big data skills to cross industry verticals?
ChrisMurphy
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2/24/2014 | 8:03:26 PM
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It's interesting to that he doesn't make much of industry knowledge. I would have thought that plays a bigger part in the what-we-need-to-know side of the job. 
danielcawrey
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2/24/2014 | 7:40:12 PM
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I think its important to bring in some big data talent. But its probably wrong to import a bunch of new talent not ingrained within a culture. That's not going to be successful. This is akin to bringing in consultants that might not be a cultural fit. 

I think that what is important is to grow talent from within. This is still a new field in technology. Bring in some outside experts, but make sure they have some mentoring roles as well. 
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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2/24/2014 | 11:23:40 AM
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Perhaps others have seen the Twitter meme making the rounds: A data scientist is a statistician who lives in San Francisco. This makes people in the big data commmunity smile and groan at the same time. How you define data scientist or big data expert depends on your company.

I liked the bootcamp program example as a creative way into a big data career path. I will continue to share as I come across similar avenues -- and hope you will share examples as well.
BRIAN_CIAMPA
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2/24/2014 | 9:51:43 AM
Data Scientist
This is a great profile of a data scientist. We often think of them as needing to be highly technical but in reality they need to be very well-rounded. Very insightful.
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