The Uncommon Data Science Job Guide

Getting a data science job is as easy as learning skills like Python and Jupyter, competing in Kaggle competitions, getting certified, and submitting your CV on job portals, right?

Wrong.

Recently, Kaggle hit 5 million unique users. Looking at other communities, Towards Data Science gets 20 million monthly views. AI researcher Andrew Ng has 4 million learners across his Coursera courses.

In the meantime, there are just 17,100 ML Engineers worldwide. As of writing this article, there are 2,100 open Machine Learning Engineer roles on LinkedIn, worldwide. Of those, around 80 are at the FAANGs.

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“Open Data Science Roles” by Apteo’s “data science career trends” dashboard.

To be fair, if we include general data science and AI researcher roles, there are 86,000 total open positions worldwide. Nonetheless, calling data science “competitive” would be the understatement of the year.

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Data science communities vs. data science job opportunities. Visualized by author.

Red Ocean vs. Blue Ocean Strategy

In business, a competitive field is referred to as a “red ocean,” where sharks are battling it out in a crowded space. In contrast, a “blue ocean” refers to unexplored, competitor-free market spaces.

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As a prospective data scientist, your goal is to compete in the blue ocean. Here are four ways to do so.

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15 Latest Data Science And Analyst Jobs To Apply For

For this week’s latest data science job openings, we have come up with a curated list of job openings for data scientists and analysts from last week.

Data Scientists Openings

Data Science Lead at Paytm Money

Location: Bangalore

Responsibilities:

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Is There An Upswing In Data Science Jobs in India

With the world starting to open amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of jobs available in data science sees an upward trend in India as we inch closer to providing vaccines for everyone.

The number of vacancies for data science jobs on the top job portals in India increased by 53% from when India eased the lockdown restrictions on June 8 to Nov 30, according to the data collated by AIMResearch. Although it is difficult to ascertain the exact number of open jobs, the top job portals in India, Naukri, LinkedIn, and MonsterIndia together showed almost 125,000 vacancies on Nov 30.

However, the pandemic did result in a decrease in the number of open data science jobs at the start as vacancies reduced from 101,562 from Dec 17 last year to 81,704 on June 8. Despite this decrease, India’s share of open data science jobs in the world increased from 7.2% in January to 9.8% in August.

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How To Build A Data Science Career In 2021

For this week’s data science career interview, we got in touch with Dr Suman Sanyal, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at NIIT University. In this interview, Dr Sanyal shares his insights on how universities can contribute to this highly promising sector and what aspirants can do to build a successful data science career.

With industry-linkage, technology and research-driven seamless education, NIIT University has been recognised for addressing the growing demand for data science experts worldwide with its industry-ready courses. The university has recently introduced B.Tech in Data Science course, which aims to deploy data sets models to solve real-world problems. The programme provides industry-academic synergy for the students to establish careers in data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

“Students with skills that are aligned to new-age technology will be of huge value. The industry today wants young, ambitious students who have the know-how on how to get things done,” Sanyal said.

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50 Data Science Jobs That Opened Just Last Week

Our latest survey report suggests that as the overall Data Science and Analytics market evolves to adapt to the constantly changing economic and business environments, data scientists and AI practitioners should be aware of the skills and tools that the broader community is working on. A good grip in these skills will further help data science enthusiasts to get the best jobs that various industries in their data science functions are offering.

In this article, we list down 50 latest job openings in data science that opened just last week.

(The jobs are sorted according to the years of experience r

1| Data Scientist at IBM

**Location: **Bangalore

Skills Required: Real-time anomaly detection solutions, NLP, text analytics, log analysis, cloud migration, AI planning, etc.

Apply here.

2| Associate Data Scientist at PayPal

**Location: **Chennai

Skills Required: Data mining experience in Python, R, H2O and/or SAS, cross-functional, highly complex data science projects, SQL or SQL-like tools, among others.

Apply here.

3| Data Scientist at Citrix

Location: Bangalore

Skills Required: Data modelling, database architecture, database design, database programming such as SQL, Python, etc., forecasting algorithms, cloud platforms, designing and developing ETL and ELT processes, etc.

Apply here.

4| Data Scientist at PayPal

**Location: **Bangalore

Skills Required: SQL and querying relational databases, statistical programming language (SAS, R, Python), data visualisation tool (Tableau, Qlikview), project management, etc.

Apply here.

5| Data Science at Accenture

**Location: **Bibinagar, Telangana

Skills Required: Data science frameworks Jupyter notebook, AWS Sagemaker, querying databases and using statistical computer languages: R, Python, SLQ, statistical and data mining techniques, distributed data/computing tools such as Map/Reduce, Flume, Drill, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Gurobi, MySQL, among others.


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Top 10 Highest Paying Data Science Jobs in India [A Complete Report]

The data science landscape is a dynamic space, almost mimicking the real globally, connected world. New technologies are being developed and applied year on year, and the transformation is likely to continue into the coming decade.

There is a rising demand for data science practitioners around the world. These job opportunities would continue to surge beyond 2020, adding more than 1.5 lakh new jobs. This trend is a natural response to data being an important resource for organizations in the digital age. We listed the top 10 highest paying data science jobs in India. This list is updated and irrespective of your work level, beginner/entry-level or middle level, these will help you decide the direction you want to go in next.

If you are aspiring for one of the best data science jobs in India, the salary package is not the only factor. Career growth, job security, and reputation make a career attractive.

If you want to know about the highest paying data science jobs, this article may help you. Currently, about 70% of data science-related job postings require less than five years of experience, provided the candidates possess the necessary qualifications and demonstrate the right skill sets. Read on to get familiar with the job titles, the must-have credentials, and the top recruiters in the data science field!

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What Does Data Science Involve?

Data science comprises collecting, manipulating, storing, and analyzing data. It facilitates data-driven approaches for decision-making, thus fostering an environment of continuous growth.

Amazon’s online shopping site serves as a prime example of how data collection can improve performance. Amazon customizes the home page views of users based on what they search, purchase, and spend. In other words, it remembers datasets and provides useful product recommendations to fit customer needs.

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