The wrong job description results in a flood of the wrong candidates. With data science and machine learning hiring, having an accurate job description speeds up the process while making sure the right candidates apply.
I’ve spent almost 10 years in data science working in hands on, leadership, and team building roles. I’ve also spent the last 4 years researching the science behind effective personnel selection. This set of job descriptions is based on what I’ve learned in that time.
Beyond simple skills lists, these job descriptions help candidates self-assess their capabilities using elements associated with job performance. That results in a stream of candidates who not only have the required skills but have the capabilities to apply those skills in a way that results in value for the business. Skills lists can be gamed with keyword stuffing. Capabilities self-assessment is harder to cheat because the candidate needs to know the subject matter, or their resume won’t match up with the job description.
I provide a template for attracting high quality, hard to find talent by describing elements of the business that appeal to data science professionals. Speaking to them about the benefits that they’re most interested in gives them a reason to apply and stay engaged throughout the hiring process. Data science professionals have options, so these benefits are a critical success factor to establish the business as an employer of choice.
The package of job descriptions is the blueprint for an effective data science team. It helps the business differentiate between the different roles. That insight allows for more targeted hiring based on project needs rather than perceived talent requirements.
Included job descriptions:
- Data Scientist
- Senior Data Scientist
- Machine Learning Engineer
- Data Analyst
- Data Engineer
Custom job descriptions are also available with more personalized details about industry, business or project specific capabilities, and company details. Just complete an inquiry form and we will get on your request right away. Average turn around time is a week or less.