What do Data Engineers do?
Businesses and organisations gather data all the time – from what you buy, to where you click on a website, to how and when you use an app. But just collecting information is only the start. If you want to use it to identify new business opportunities, it has to be stored in a way that allows it to be properly accessed and analysed – and that’s where a Data Engineer comes in. They’re the specialists in consolidating data so that it is fit for its purpose, or as Charlie puts it, “getting data from A to B and making sure it’s useful on the other side.”
A Data Engineer at Zühlke will join a team with people from a number of different fields, from Software Engineers to Business Analysts to work out how the data for a specific project needs to be collected and presented. They then put a system in place to extract the data from the client side and then package it so the team can use it. It requires them to understand what the data describes and how it will be used, so they work with subject matter specialists and other technical experts to problem solve and design the best solution for the job at hand.