What is a Data Engineer?
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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?
- Scala & Spark
- 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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