The Modern Data Stack Has a Hiring Problem

We need more semi-technical data talent

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Technical Data Talent

Hiring for a technical role in data is challenging for two reasons, the obvious being that the demand for data talent has never been higher and companies are competing fiercely to hire experienced professionals.

Semi-technical Data Talent

I dislike the term non-technical because everybody, especially if they work in tech, has some level of technical aptitude. Referring to a product/growth/marketing person as non-technical because they don’t write code is, in my opinion, naive.

Data Literacy Is The Key

I have played the role of that GTM person at a fast-growing company without a dedicated data or ops team where I helped set up the customer data infrastructure — everything I do to bridge the gap between data people and non-data people can be attributed to this experience.

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