Data science jobs are some of the most in-demand and highest paying occupations on the planet. This can be attributed to the accelerated pace of data creation and the urgent need to derive valuable insights from them (to make smart business decisions).
The current shortage of big data talent around the world is well documented. In fact, data science jobs saw a 56% increase in demand in the U.S. over the past year. This is supported by KPMG’s 2018 CIO Survey, where 46% of the chief information officers who participated stated that big data and analytics functions suffered from a skills shortage.
So if you’re interested in working within this space, what’s the best approach to finding a job or an internship?
Since you’ve done all the hard work studying big data and analytics to get to this point, we did the legwork and put together a list of our 25 favorite data science-related job sites where you can start applying for data science, deep learning (DL), machine learning (ML), and statistical analysis jobs.
Ai-jobs.net is a job board that specifically serves the artificial intelligence (AI) and data science community. Whether you’re looking for something permanent or a contract role, there’s an option for everyone. The jobs listed on the website can also be found on their Reddit thread.
The aim here is to provide a comprehensive and clear listing of jobs related to AI, big data, DL, and ML. So the site is pretty basic, straightforward, and all the focus is on current vacancies.
2. Amazon Jobs
As the company is a technology behemoth, it makes sense that all their vacancies are listed on their own website (and at the time of writing this, there were 226 data science-related job openings at Amazon).
The company states that data scientists are the link between enterprises and the technical sides of Amazon. So if you get excited by transforming and modeling large data sets and providing valuable insights to stakeholders, this is an excellent place to start for both seasoned professionals and recent graduates.
Analytics Jobs hosts job postings that are related to analytics. So you don’t have to waste time filtering your searches or hunting down relevant vacancies. However, this job board is dedicated to big-data vacancies in the United Kingdom.
Owned and operated by Technojobs Group for over 20 years, it’s a source of useful career and training information to keep you up to date with industry trends and requirements. Finding the appropriate listing is as easy as clicking the relevant category on the left sidebar.
You can find India’s largest online analytics community at Analytics Vidhya. You can search for data science jobs on this platform based on specific skills and locations, but for the most part, these roles are based in India (and command remuneration packages that are similar to European and North American markets).
You’ll also find some of the best content related to analytics, data mining, Hadoop, R, and more. If you want to engage with others and participate in hackathons, you can also find that here. So if you just graduated, there are opportunities here to learn, network, and get noticed.
Big Data Jobs was created by software engineers (with over a decade of industry experience) to make it easier for employers to identify and attract top big data talent. The primary aim here is to provide an alternative to mass appeal job boards (like Indeed and Monster) and headhunters who don’t know much about the industry.
Like other work-related resources online, you can filter jobs based on location, keywords, and distance. Current vacancies on this niche job board will not only appear on the site but will also be tweeted regularly to their vast audience of data science professionals. Listings will also appear in their weekly email newsletter.
The Big Data Jobs Board is Britain’s leading website for big data careers. The primary objective is to connect top candidates with the best companies.
On this platform, you can search for jobs based on keywords, job titles (analyst, project manager, machine learning engineer, etc.), and location. Like most sites, you’ll have to sign up for an account before you can apply for any of the job openings listed on this platform.
7. Built In
Built In is an online community of startups and established tech companies spread across seven U.S. cities. It’s also an excellent platform to get exposed to location-specific startup scenes, latest industry news and trends, and events.
Built In has seven location-specific community pages where you can find data science jobs:
- Built in Austin
- Built in Boston
- Built in Chicago
- Built in Colorado
- Built in LA
- Built in NYC
- Built in Seattle
On any of Built In’s recruitment platforms, you can search for jobs based on your experience level, location, industry, and keywords.
8. Data Elixir
Data Elixir started as a private mailing list. Since then, it has grown into one of the largest data science job boards in the country. Here you can search for jobs by keyword or location. You can also have future vacancies that match your selected criteria, emailed to you as soon as they are posted.
All the data science jobs featured on the website are also posted in Data Elixir’s email newsletter and shared on social media.
DataJobs, founded by Frank Lo and Amy Lo, focuses on two types of categories: Data Science Jobs/Analytics and Data Technology Jobs. Within the data science category, you can find jobs like advanced analytics manager, lead data scientist, performance analyst, and more.
The Data Technology category is dedicated to roles like data engineer, data quality engineer, and senior information architect. Regardless of the type, you can search for jobs based on the title, keyword, the company, and/or by city, state, or zip code.
Tabor Communications’ Datanami is basically a news portal that’s dedicated to emerging big data trends and solutions, insights and analysis, and (of course) jobs. It’s also one of the leading resources that help us better understand the overall impact of this unprecedented explosion of data.
Datanami’s Job Bank brings together the industry’s leading companies, recruiters, and top talent. Here you can search for jobs based on the job category, type of work (contract, contract to hire, full-time, or part-time), keywords, and location. This resource is also available in simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.
The Data Science Report is the brainchild of Starbridge Partners, a leading specialist executive search and recruitment firm seeking data science professionals. As a result, this resource is better suited to individuals who are now at an executive and senior management level.
On this platform, you can search for current vacancies based on location and sector (but you can’t filter your search any further). The job postings on the website are updated every day, and there’s a ton of them. So if you’re looking for a senior-level position, the Data Science Report is the place to be.
The Digital Analytics Association is an active online community of data and analytics professionals who are committed to shaping the future of digital analytics. So if you’re interested in working in digital analytics and web analytics, this is an excellent platform to find your next job.
You can search for jobs based on the job category, keywords, and job status (full-time, part-time, internship, temporary, or seasonal). There are also 13 job categories to choose from, and some of these include titles like associate, consultant, developer, and data/web analyst. Not all the jobs listed here are focused on data science, but most are closely related.
Glassdoor is one of the planet’s largest recruitment websites. Although it falls under the category of “mass appeal job boards,” it’s a great platform to find big data jobs. Glassdoor’s job portal also takes it a step further by providing detailed company reviews, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, CEO approval ratings, benefits reviews, and even office photographs.
What makes Glassdoor unique is the fact that company-related content is shared by current and former employees. This provides potential candidates with an in-depth view of the company they may consider joining.
Hired is a career marketplace designed to match top tech talent with some of the planet’s most innovative organizations. Founded in 2012, the company has consistently strived to combine intelligent job matching with unbiased career counseling.
To get the most out of this platform, you have to first take the time to build your profile. In this scenario, you’ll have an opportunity to highlight your skill set and draw attention to your passions and career aspirations. Hired leverages deep insights and puts the focus on the candidate, promising to make the recruitment process much faster and more efficient.
Icrunchdata is dedicated to technology and data/analytics related jobs. Beyond connecting employers and potential candidates, the site also provides the latest news and trends within the data science space.
You can search for jobs based on keywords, location, or skills. You can also click on the tags on the left sidebar to check out vacancies that are directly related to that specific term. If you want job alerts to be delivered directly into your inbox, click on the “Email me jobs like this” button and enter your contact details.
Job Search Digest is different from the other job portals listed here. This is because it’s a platform dedicated to providing an investment jobs database for private equity, hedge fund, and venture capital professionals.
So how did Job Search Digest make it on our data science list? Investment firms deal with oceans of data and that demands data professionals. To get full access to the jobs database and career resources, you have to become a member (and that can cost $25 to $33 per month, based on the length of your commitment). However, there’s a seven-day trial period, so if you don’t like it, you can get a full refund.
Kaggle boasts one of the world’s largest communities of data scientists, machine learning engineers, and statisticians. Members can subscribe to the latest updates on job openings and post their own vacancies. You can filter your results based on role, salary, and experience level.
You can find top-ranked global companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft posting their job openings here. So it might serve you well to join this community of data professionals.
KDNuggets has been a leading resource on AI, business intelligence, data and analytics, data mining, data science, ML, and more.
Aside from conducting job searches, you can also read about the latest industry news, tutorials, and upcoming meetings and conferences. Unlike other job sites, to place an ad, you’ll have to email the KDNuggets team.
The Machine Learning Conference (MLconf) job board only features ML jobs (so it’ll only apply if you’re looking for a machine learning position). You won’t find anything else posted here. As the job board is sorted by date, you’ll find the latest vacancies right at the top.
However, it’s important to note that this job board isn’t updated regularly. This is because MLconf’s primary focus isn’t recruitment. It began as a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University’s GraphLab team to bring together ML thought leaders in 2012. The following year, MLconf transformed into an event that’s dedicated to the ML and data science community based in San Francisco. It’s still worth checking periodically.
R-users is a job board for people who code with R. So if you’ve worked extensively with R, this is a great place to start your job search. You can search for data science jobs based on the title, keywords, location, time commitment (full-time, part-time, freelance), or just look at all the latest posts.
Smith Hanley Associates have been in the recruitment business for almost four decades. Over the years, they have continued to focus on specific areas with highly specialized functions and positions that demand that candidates and companies be perfectly matched.
So if you’re looking for a senior-level data science position, Smith Hanley should play a part in your job search. What sets this job board apart from the others is the fact that you can contact the recruiter directly. You can also see all the complete listings and contact the recruiters without signing up for an account.
Related: How to Work with Tech Recruiters
StatsJobs was the first job site of its kind to focus entirely on the job market for data analysts, data scientists, and statisticians. Based in the United Kingdom, StatsJobs only posts jobs from reputable companies and heavyweights like The Bank of England, Google, Pfizer, and Siemens.
While the job listing may not seem extensive, it’s updated regularly with data science and statistics-related jobs from around the world. If you find any post interesting, you can apply for the job directly without registering for a new account.
Upwork (formally known as Elance and oDesk) is a leading freelancing platform where remote work happens. This creates an opportunity for businesses to fill the skills gap by connecting and collaborating remotely with professionals across the globe.
You can find all types of jobs posted on this platform, but if you’re thinking about pursuing a freelance career as a data engineer or a data analyst, Upwork can prove to be a valuable resource (click here if you need help with your résumé). It can also be an excellent place to gain some much-needed industry experience. As the platform is global, you can bet that it’s updated throughout the day.
USAJOBS is the U.S. government’s official employment site. It helps job seekers connect with government jobs located all over the world. In fact, it’s a central location to find job openings within hundreds of federal agencies and organizations.
You can search for jobs based on keywords and locations and sort them by relevance (like agency, department, salary, etc.). There are all types of jobs listed on this website, including data science vacancies. So it can be an excellent resource to help data professionals find opportunities to serve their country.
ZipRecruiter began in 2010 as a tool to help small businesses distribute job postings cost-effectively. Since then, the platform has grown into a thriving marketplace for professionals living in the U.S. and U.K.
While ZipRecruiter isn’t specifically dedicated to big data and analytics, data science jobs are certainly posted on the site. As it’s also the No. 1 job search app on both Android and iOS, job seekers can’t really afford to ignore it. You can search for jobs by title, keyword, city, state, or zip code. You can also subscribe to their job alert email that boasts over 40 million subscribers.
If you visit one or more of the job sites discussed in this post, you will notice that industry-specific platforms have one thing in common. All these websites have a basic look and feel. This shouldn’t be a cause for concern as the focus is on the job posts (not design). While they may look outdated, these sites are up to date and bursting with exciting data science jobs.
(This post was originally published February 6, 2017. It was last updated June 3, 2019.)
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