A recent search on Indeed.com shows an open request for data scientists at approximately 3,600 job postings. But being a data scientist doesn't mean needing to be an Ops engineer. There is a difference:
- Data Scientist - as widely defined, is an individual with the primary role of sourcing data to be used in algorithmic and statistical analysis to identify trends, insights and other relevant information
- Ops Engineer - aka Application Operations Engineer, is pragmatically the technical staff charged with the optimization, maintenance, monitoring and governance of in-production business systems.