Does my Startup Data Team Need a Data Engineer?

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My first post in a long time. Here's the intro:

I find myself regularly having conversations with analytics leaders who are structuring the role of their team’s data engineers according to an outdated mental model. This mistake can significantly hinder your entire data team, and I’d like to see more companies avoid that outcome.
This post represents my beliefs about when, how, and why you should hire data engineers as a part of your team. It’s based on my experience at Fishtown Analytics working with over 100 VC-backed startups to build their data teams, and on conversations with hundreds of companies in the wider data community.
If you run a data team at a VC-backed startup, this post was written for you.

Would very much appreciate any and all comments from this community!

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