Big data engineers are liaisons between business users and data scientists. They are designers and curators of databases and know how to get results from vast amounts of data quickly. They have impeccable data mining, strategic and communication skills, as they interpret business objectives and translate them into data-processing workflows. They develop, maintain, test, and evaluate software platforms and large-scale data processing systems within organizations, ensuring that data pipelines are scalable, efficient and secure. A big data engineer must have considerable expertise in statistics software engineering, building high-performance algorithms and programming, ideally in Python or Java and NoSQL technologies. The role requires coding expertise and enterprise architecture and data science knowledge. Employers often require a bachelor’s degree in a related field and four to six years of experience. Gathering, storing and processing raw data and translating analyses for acquisition and integrationApplying technologies to solve big data problems and develop innovative big data solutionsPerforming end-user analysis to formulate a clear understanding of the business needs and incorporate these needs into technical solutions Submit your resume or request talent now and our expert recruiters will be with you shortly.Robert Half can assist you with your big data engineer recruitment needs.
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Salary for Big Data Engineer
$122,000 - $174,250
25th percentile
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
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