Datanami: Engineers Vs. Scientists: Who to Hire in Data Now?

For years, we’ve been told that data scientists hold the keys to unlocking the value hidden in our data, which has created a hiring frenzy for these folks. But many companies now are creating a variety of engineering positions – from data and data science engineers to machine learning engineers – in the hopes of boosting the effectiveness of their statistical wizards.

Data science plays a big role at Two Sigma, the 17-year old New York City hedge fund with $56 billion under management. Even before “big data” became a thing, Two Sigma was embracing statistics and machine learning at scale as ways to help find good investment opportunities faster than its competitors.

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