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How to hire a data engineer

Looking for a skilled data engineer to join your tech team? Here’s some expert guidance on how to tap into this talent pool.

What skills to look for when hiring a data engineer

Some key skills for data engineers include:

  • Programming languages such as Python and Java, which are commonly used in data engineering tasks.
  • Database knowledge, including SQL, NoSQL and MongoDB.
  • Experience designing and implementing databases, and understanding data modeling techniques using Extract Transform Load (ETL) pipelines and data warehousing.
  • Experience using Apache web server software and tools (eg. Apache Spark, Apache Kafka).
  • Experience using big data technologies, which can include Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL databases.
  • Cloud computing experience, for example AWS, Google Cloud or Azure.
  • Using data visualisation tools like Power BI and Tableau.
  • Machine learning knowledge.

How to broaden your talent pool when hiring a data engineer

You can widen your net by looking at backend engineers in general, who often work with aspects of data engineering in their existing roles, and might have an interest of going into data roles.

Writing a data engineer job description

To put together a job description for a data engineer, check out our guide on creating a role scorecard here, and use our downloadable scorecard template. When it comes to adding required skills to your job description, check out our list of key skills for data engineers above.

By putting together a good role scorecard, it will be easier to come up with the practical definition of the right person for the role you are trying to fill. You are then ready to set up your public-facing job advert.

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