21 February 2019
Data Scientists are a hot commodity, particularly as data changes the way that many companies do business. While it's cooled down since I finished grad school a few years ago, demand still far outstrips supply, and hiring Data Scientists (and getting hired) can be a Herculean task.
In a previous role, I was fortunate to have lead or supervised over 200 interviews, building a team from 2 to 85 people over the course of a year and a half. While this hyper-growth will probably be unique in my career (as it should be), I've picked up a few things about selecting and supporting Data Science talent.