Are you curious about the current state of data engineering? Look no further! Benjamin Rogojan aka Seattle Data Guy, one of the industry’s leading experts, has just released his latest article “The State of Data Engineering – Part 1” and it’s a must-read.
So, what’s the scoop? According to Benjamin, the number one problem that data teams are currently facing is “Talent and Hiring”. It’s no secret that finding the right talent in the data engineering field can be a challenge, but the real issue lies in companies’ reluctance to train junior engineers or cross-train existing staff.
With new tooling and techniques emerging all the time, companies are prioritizing those with experience over those who are willing to learn on the job. And let’s be real, who can blame them? With the amount of data being generated and the need
for skilled professionals to manage it, companies need to have the best team possible.
But, this doesn’t mean that all hope is lost for those who are just starting out in the data engineering field. Ben suggests that companies should be more open to investing in training programs and offering opportunities for employees to learn new skills.
I’m skeptical as to whether this will happen, and its certainly not a quick fix.
Despite some of the “background noise”, now is a great time to go and find that next role in data or analytics engineering.