Two great articles came out about science of Data Science employment. The article How to hire data scientists and get hired as one, is written by Derrick Harris from gigaom.com. Harris gives six tips:
1. Know the core competencies
2. Know a little more
3. Embrace online learning
4. Learn to tell a story
5. Prepare to be tested (aka “Your pedigree means nothing”)
6. Exercise creativity
The second piece is a blog post from Hortonworks and is titled How to Build a Hadoop Data Science Team. This post describes how the skill set of a data scientist is a mix between those of a software engineer and a research scientist (see above graphic).