Toolkit: Job Description for the Role of a Data Engineer

Published: 14 September 2018 ID: G00354447

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Data engineers play a key role in building and managing data pipelines, and promoting data and analytics use cases to production (in line with business processes). Gartner offers data and analytics leaders a sample job description for this emerging role, as part of their data management strategy.

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  • When to Use
    • Introduction: Data Engineers Are a Must-Have Role in Modern Data and Analytics
    • Data Engineers Must Be Adept in Several Key Technical, Business and Soft Skills
    • Finding Data Engineers With the Right Experience and Skill Sets Continues to Be a Challenge
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