This week in Careers, the wonderful world of data science
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This week in Careers, the wonderful world of data science

27 Oct 2017

In celebration of Data Science Week, we undertook a fascinating examination of how data science can be applied across various sectors and emerging trends in the industry.

It is riveting to be reporting on the tech industry while it is undergoing such an intense paradigm shift.

With every passing year, technological progress marches on and opens up previously unthinkable possibilities in the process.

This is crystallised in the articles featured this week in the Careers section for Data Science Week. Data science is, as many are well aware, still one of the hottest industries in tech.

The jobs available in data science are stimulating, sought after and present many opportunities for advancement.

This is because the world at large is realising the potential data has to revolutionise how we behave as a society.

Adam Shapley, a senior regional director of Hays in Australia and New Zealand, outlined the hottest trends in data science to be aware of if you aspire to get into the industry.

We had a guest post from PTC explaining how data-driven design can make products smarter and more efficient.

We also had the opportunity to chat to Sheeka Patak, a back-end engineer at Zendesk, about her experience getting into coding and the things that need to change in STEM.

There was a welcome slew of jobs announcements alongside our data science content this week.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced an amazing 300 jobs newly created at their Limerick bioprocessing facility.

The jobs wealth was evenly spread, with another 50 new positions in medtech firm Vitalograph made available in Ennis.

Australian travel agency Flight Centre Travel Group also announced 30 new roles in its Dublin office.

For more on any of these stories, follow the links below.

1. How to use data-driven design to make your products smarter 

Leveraging real-world data from the field can help you make better decisions about your products.

2. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announces 300 new hires in Limerick 

New positions have been announced alongside news that Regeneron’s Irish bioprocessing campus will receive an additional $100m in funding.

3. Ennis-based medtech company Vitalograph announces 50 new jobs 

Vitalograph, a manufacturer of respiratory devices, is on the hunt for data analysts, software designers and engineers.

4. ‘When it comes to programming, I’m almost completely self-taught’ 

Sheeka Patak, a back-end engineer at Zendesk, discusses her unusual entry into coding and what she believes needs to change in the world of STEM.

5. If you want to be a data scientist, you need to know about these 6 trends 

Data scientists are in demand, and candidates with the right mix of skills will be rewarded with a future-proofed and lucrative career. Here are some things to keep in mind when pursuing a career in data science.

6. Australian agency Flight Centre Travel Group announces 30 jobs in Dublin 

Flight Centre Travel Group hopes to hire travel agents and staff with skills in IT, finance, admin, and sales and marketing.

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Eva Short
By Eva Short

Eva Short was a journalist at Silicon Republic, specialising in the areas of tech, data privacy, business, cybersecurity, AI, automation and future of work, among others.

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