A data science job requires combining computer science, statistics, and mathematics to analyse processes, develop models, predict future outcomes, and create actionable plans for complex challenges.
According to the Harvard Business Review, ‘Data Scientist’ is the ‘Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.’ And, why not? Every digital disruption is a data scientist’s brainchild, and their increasing demand draws lucrative salaries. According to AIM Research, the overall adoption of Analytics and Data Science in large Indian companies stands at 74.5 per cent. Last year in October, more than 93,500 analytics jobs were available in India.
However, finding the right opportunity at the right time may not always come easy. Earlier this year, GitHub announced that it was shutting down its jobs portal — a go-to site for tech companies to search for ML programmers and engineers. This is why we list the top job portals to find a data science job:
Analytics India Magazine is building a machine learning community for data science and AI enthusiasts, Machine Hack. The platform is aimed at helping data scientists learn, grow and compete in the data science community by assessing skills, providing access to algorithms’ inventory, and organising hackathons. The platform also provides badges to competitors, helping them build a portfolio and ultimately get hired by top startups and companies.
Machine Hack boasts of more than 40,000 registered developers and facilitates the hiring of 300-plus developers.
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Founded in 2003, Microsoft owned California-based LinkedIn has been the go-to place for all job search and company culture-related questions. A usual search on the job portal website will display an average of more than 20,000 data scientist jobs in India itself. Even when not finding the right opportunities, LinkedIn helps users with professional networking, employers to keep track of potential candidates, and users to share their resumes and have conversations with hiring managers and recruiters.
Global employment website Monster was created in 1999 as a result of the merger between Online Career Center and The Monster Board. Headquartered in Massachusetts, Monster lists data science job postings by leading tech companies — Infosys, Amazon, PayPal, DELL, and others. Check the available data science jobs in India listed on Monster here.
MLConf Job Board
MLConf, or Machine Learning Conference, was founded in 2012 as a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University’s GraphLab team. In 2013, it established itself as a separate event to serve the ML and Data Science community in San Francisco. Today, it boasts of a growing ML community offering newsletters, workshops, talks, guest blog posts, interviews, and a free job board for individuals in Analytics.
US-based seed money startup accelerator Y Combinator, or YC, was founded in 2005 by Paul Graham, Jessica Livingston, Robert Tappan Morris and Trevor Blackwell. So far, it has helped launch more than 2,000 companies, including Airbnb, Dropbox, DoorDash, Instacard and Reddit. In addition, YC has a job board that connects data scientists to over 400 startups that are funded by the accelerator.
Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky’s Stack Exchange Network’s flagship site, Stack Overflow, is a QnA website for programmers and developers. However, it also serves as a job board, not just for engineers but also for data scientists. In addition, it lists jobs posted by startups and tech companies from across the globe.
Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi-founded AngelList is the go-to place for startups. Founded in 2010, the San Francisco-based website connects startups, angel investors and job seekers with each other. The job board at AngelList works similarly to LinkedIn, where candidates have to create their own profile, fill in the details, and get access to a list of startup jobs.
Founded by Frank and Amy Lo, DataJobs accelerates big data recruiting by providing a platform that enables companies to post openings. It works as a pure-play hub format where data scientists can browse through job openings and apply at the ones that suit them the best. Besides data scientist jobs, DataJobs has openings for data analyst jobs, analytics jobs, hadoop jobs and database administrator jobs.
Co-founded by Paul Forster and Rony Kahan in 2004, Indeed is a subsidiary of Japan’s Recruit Co. Ltd. and is available across 60 countries and in 28 languages. Indeed aggregates job listings from across websites, job boards, staffing firms, associations and company career pages. It claims to add ten jobs every second, globally.
To know how to land the right data science job, check this article. Additionally, Analytics India Magazine also regularly tracks and posts about analytics job openings at top tech companies in the country. You can check these articles to understand the hiring patterns and data science openings in India.