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Big Data: Plenty of Jobs, Shortage of Talent

The demand for big data professionals is far outstripping the supply. There is a shortage of people trained in big data, statistics, business intelligence, and data analytics. According to Newsfactor Business Report, by 2018 the U.S. could face a shortfall at 140,000 workers. A recent survey by CareerBuilder found that “jobs tied to managing and […]

Creating Tomorrow’s Big Data Workforce

In an economy where jobs are still scarce, it’s good to hear that the demand for skilled workers in Big Data is on the rise. Nationwide, hiring slowed significantly in March with employers adding only 88,000 jobs, down from an average of 220,000 from November through February, according to a story in U.S. News. But […]

Job of the Week: Data Analyst at PC Doctor

PC Doctor in Reno is seeking a Data Analyst in our Job of the Week. The Data Analyst will have the following responsibilities: Provide strategic data insights, including extensive data exploration, abstraction, visualization, and interpretation of trends and patterns complex data sets. Glean insights from and distribute relevant industry data, communicating informed conclusions and recommendations […]

Data Scientists: The New Sex Symbol

Last October an article in the Harvard Business Review appeared with the headline, “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” Last week Claire Cain Miller, a technology reporter for The New York Times, used the head to introduce her own story on the fast growing field of data science and the efforts on […]

As Demand Keeps On Increasing, Hadoop And NoSQL Skills Pay Off

In this special guest feature, Matt Asay from 10gen writes that the move to Big Data means plenty of IT jobs for people with the right skills. The rise of Big Data has pushed companies to desperately start seeking IT professionals that can help in their database efforts. Though the Big Data market is still […]

Job of the Week: Big Data Engineer at Living Social

Living Social is seeking a Big Data Engineer in our Job of the Week. At LivingSocial, we move fast, take risks, and pride ourselves on staying flexible, fun, and ferociously committed to executing each day. Do you want to be challenged by your job and be surrounded by passionate, dedicated, and creative people? Are you […]

Will Big Data Cost You Your Job?

Has this sentence you’re reading right now been written by a human being or a robot? Don’t feel badly if you haven’t got the answer to this Big Data Turing test. The combination of recent advances in robotics with the rapid development of Big Data analytics has the potential to permanently change the working landscape, […]

Job of the Week: Senior Systems Engineer at Scalable Informatics

Scalable Informatics is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer in our Job of the Week. We are looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to be an individual contributor responsible for consultative pre-sales and post-sales support activities for customers. The pre-sales role will include both customer-facing, and customer-remote operations, including but not limited to overall architecture, planning […]

IBM to Open Big Data Analytics Center in Ohio

Over at Datacenter Knowledge, Colleen Miller writes that a new IBM analytics center in Columbus, Ohio will focus on advancing research, development, client services, and training in the areas of analytics, big data, and cognitive computing. Data is a powerful natural resource that if used wisely can drive U.S. economic competitiveness and lead to rewarding […]

Video: Why Data Scientists are in Demand

In this video, IBM big data evangelist James Kobielus explains what a data scientist does, the skill set that it requires, how they collaborate with subject matter experts to deliver important insights, and why the role is so important to the future of IT and big data. Read the Full Story.