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A Competency Framework for Data Science Teams

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 By Sebastian Perez Saaibi.

Over the last 8 years of buiding Data Science and Machine learning teams, i’ve been compiling a framework to think about growth and structure of data scientists. I call it the Data Science Competency Framework, and it contains the following elements:

  • A set of competencies that can be used to think about and evaluate growth and progress of Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers and Data Engineers.
  • A career ladder for your Data Team.
  • A scorecard to assign numerical …

Growth Trajectories for Senior ML Engineers and Data Scientists

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 By Sebastian Perez Saaibi.

This post was originally published as a story in Plato


I had a senior data engineer that started to become unmotivated and unhappy in his job. I began looking deeper to understand the source of his distress and I came to learn that he felt like he was hitting the perceived ceiling of growth in our company. He was a valuable asset to us, thus, I needed to strategize ways in which he could continue growing with our organization so that he did not feel bored nor like …