Its a wrong question to start with which will lead companies to hire the wrong people. We advertise for data-scientist as a role, but then when screen candidates, we don't want to emphasize heavily on those who have had data-scientist job titles previously, simply because data scientist is a recently invented term. We state in the job ad that we're looking for candidates with Masters or PhD in any quantitative field, math, stats, physics, bioinformatics/bio-medical engineering, signal processing, and so forth. We know that candidates from those fields can step up to the mark. They may be not software architects or software engineers, but that area is covered in the engineering team.
Apr-20-2016, 18:11:01 GMT