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

Posted on September 4, 2018

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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