Career outlook for big data engineer
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
Over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day, and it's continuously. Using their vast technical skills, big data engineers develop software that collects and analyses vast quantities of potentially vital information.
Businesses can then take this data and analyse it to help inform decisions or predict behaviour. It’s how websites like YouTube show you recommendations based on your past views and online behaviour.
As a big data engineer you’d work behind the scenes to develop, maintain, test and evaluate big data solutions within organisations.
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 closely with data architects, analysts and data scientists
- Make sure the solutions you build meet all the business needs or requirements
UK employment status
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- Working with technology
- Problem solving
- Working with numbers
- Attention to detail
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