The Analytics Engineer

Michael Kaminsky of Locally Optimistic is proposing a new role on the data team: the Analytics Engineer.

The analytics engineer sits at the intersection of the skill sets of data scientists, analysts, and data engineers. They bring a formal and rigorous software engineering practice to the efforts of analysts and data scientists, and they bring an analytical and business-outcomes mindset to the efforts of data engineering. It’s their job to build tools and infrastructure to support the efforts of the analytics and data team as a whole.

I wholeheartedly agree. If you are (or want to be!) an analytics engineer, I highly recommend you join 1,300 other folks like you in dbt Slack.


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