How to become a big data engineer

Wrangle big data systems and tools to help organisations make the most of this valuable asset.

What does a big data engineer do?

Tasks and duties

  • Plan, design and implement the architecture of a data platform.
  • Manage and optimise the organisation’s data pipeline to ensure the infrastructure remains efficient.
  • Design and implement software systems related to data processing.
  • Research and identify data acquisition opportunities.
  • Work closely with data analysts and data scientists.

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