Role Profile

Role Profile: Data Engineer

April 25th, 2022
With contributors:
Srividya Sridharan , Gabrielle Raymond , Jen Barton


Data engineers are the experts who make disparate and messy data ready to consume for analytics and intelligent applications. This report will outline the key roles and responsibilities, background experience, skills, and behaviors a candidate needs to succeed as a data engineer. Organizations should use this report to help them create their next data engineer job posting.

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Forrester helps business and technology leaders use customer obsession to accelerate growth. That means empowering you to put the customer at the center of everything you do: your leadership strategy, and operations. Becoming a customer-obsessed organization requires change — it requires being bold. We give business and technology leaders the confidence to put bold into action, shaping and guiding how to navigate today's unprecedented change in order to succeed.