New Hiring Formula Values Math Pros

Thursday Apr 8th 2010 by Staff

It's not enough to have a computer science degree anymore--you've also got to be good at statistics.

Wall Street Journal: If you're looking for a job in Silicon Valley, maybe you should beef up your resume by taking a class in statistics.

The Wall Street Journal reports that many companies, including Facebook and AdMob, are recruiting employees who have a better than average understanding of statistics, advanced math, and data-manipulation techniques. According to San Francisco recruiter Michael Morell, companies are paying up to 20 percent more for engineers with a strong background in statistics. As companies seek to build data analysis and data warehousing teams, "they're putting a massive emphasis on it," Morell says.

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