What is a Data Engineer?
A Data Engineer, simply put, helps a company manage, organize and use data to grow their business or make critical decisions. In the instance of a company that sells data or data-based products, Data Engineers can also play an important role in helping companies generate revenue.
What is a typical background of a Data Engineer?
Similar to Machine Learning Engineers, many Data Engineers will have a background in computer science, coding or math from undergrad. Others may have a Masters degree and will have studied Data Engineering itself. Many team leads who are directing the day to day work and projects of their teams will have advanced degrees, like PhDs.