Data Engineer

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What is a Data Engineer?
A data engineer transforms data into a useful format for analysis by building data pipelines to pull together information from different source systems; integrating, consolidating and cleansing data; and structuring it for use in individual analytics applications.

What skills do data engineers need?
  • Hadoop
  • Scala & Spark
  • SQL
  • Software Engineering
  • Cloud Computing
  • Statistical analysis and modeling
  • Database architectures
  • Python, C/C++ Java, Perl
  • MatLab, SAS, R
  • Data warehousing
  • Machine learning
  • Data mining
  • UNIX, Linux, Solaris and MS Windows

What qualifications do you need to become a data engineer?
You don't necessarily have to follow a formal path to become a Data Engineer so long as you can demonstrate you have the right skills. An engineering background will also be useful.

How much can a data engineer earn?
According to Indeed, the #1 job site, the average salary for a Data Engineer in 2018 is £54,599 per year in the United Kingdom and $124,973 per year in the United States.

How do I gain the skills to become a Data Engineer?
The following list of courses provides you with a step-by-step path to help you gain the necessary skills to land a job as a Data Engineer. The open online courses are open to anyone and are delivered by top universities and organisations. Little to no previous experience is required - you can follow the step-by-step path or select the courses that are most relevant to your needs.

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