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SaneIT
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11/23/2015 | 8:25:31 AM
Big data
The Big Data Engineer and Data scientist roles don't really surprise me but I wonder what the actual market for them is.  I don't see a lot of demand for them in the SMB space but the roles are filled by a more generalized analyst position.  Once you into very large companies do you need a dozen Data Engineers?
PedroGonzales
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11/23/2015 | 1:13:35 PM
Re: Big data
Specially for data scientist, most such individuals get their experience on the job; the accreditation for such areas still vey hazy.  I think  the transition into such roles are challenging for those whom want to get into them.   I would like to know whether people from other fields have been able to make their transition to these jobs.
SaneIT
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11/24/2015 | 8:56:18 AM
Re: Big data
So, how do we know when these jobs become mainstream or become positions that have a standard skillset associated with them that is transferrable across markets and companies.  It's great that they are going to see a bump in salary but if you can't find a job doing this then what?  It's not a made up position but it is a new push for these skills so I'm not surprised that a pay adjustment is in order. 
Charlie Babcock
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11/24/2015 | 5:52:25 PM
Credentials for a big data job are.....
I asked IBM how it could turn out a million data scientists and VP Rob Thomas said by getting them to build their first data analytics application. He was overseeing the Datapalooza in San Francisco that expected to turn out 240 data scientists in three days. Another 300,000 have gone through IBM's massive open online course. So let's say the credentials for big data jobs are loosely established. 
SunitaT0
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11/24/2015 | 11:55:30 PM
Re: Big data
It's nice to see non engineering fields getting recognition as well. I think the UX should work in tandem with the Multimedia designer and the UI designer. I used to think if someone can do UI then someone can do Multimedia as well. Seems like I was wrong, but you know what? It's good that companies are separating common domains to find a little specialization in the form of a new job!
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11/24/2015 | 11:58:26 PM
Re: Big data
@pedro: correct but look at it like this: different kind of jobs for the same skillset!
SunitaT0
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11/25/2015 | 12:00:02 AM
Re: Big data
@SaneIT: With so much artificial intelligence work going around in companies I thought I would see a job position for this specialization. But there isn't one. Is there?
SaneIT
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11/25/2015 | 7:51:46 AM
Re: Credentials for a big data job are.....
I think this is a trend we're going to see more of though, IBM has specific needs and if they can find the skills they need by running people through a few courses more power to them.  Certificates are nice and all but I think the key for most larger companies will be to find the people and build them up. 
Charlie Babcock
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11/25/2015 | 1:47:59 PM
IBM plays a strong card: data management
IBM has a lot of data handling techniques, first learned in managing data safely on the mainframe. It originated the relational revolution in the 1980s. And of course the more data scientists, the more potential users for Watson.
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11/25/2015 | 2:55:19 PM
Wireless Network Engineer Carves Out It's Own Niche ?

This is was a very interesting list.  I was particularly surprised to see Wireless Network Engineer as something on the uptick.   

I have not seen listings for this as a sole responsibility though, it still seems to be part of a traditional system admin role.

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