Career outlook for big data engineer
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
There's over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created every day. In this job, you'd develop software that collects and analyses large quantities of information.
Businesses can then use this to inform decisions or predict behaviour. It’s how websites like YouTube show you recommendations based on your past views and online behaviour.
You’d work to develop, maintain, test and evaluate big data solutions within organisations.
Your work would involve collaborating with data architects, data scientists and analysts. You’d make sure any solution meets the business needs.
What you might do:
- create and maintain complex computer systems that collect data
- programme software to process high volumes of important information
- design mathematical algorithms that simplify data analysis
- work with data architects, analysts and data scientists
- make sure the solutions you build meet all the business needs or requirements
You could work in a variety of industries, including:
- finance, including fintech (financial technology)
- sales and marketing
UK employment status
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