Transitioning towards DE from BI Engineer

New mxlan
Aug 3 10 Comments

Hi All,
First post here. I'm a BI engineer. I use Tableau , MicroStrategy and SQL to develop Reports and Data viz. I'd like to transition towards becoming a Data engineer. I don't have a CS background but I've been practicing python and studying DS&A but I don't know where to go from here. People have been asking me to do small projects but I'm not sure where to start. Any advice or help ?
Thanks

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  • Atlassian d@t_person
    You’ve got a ways to go. Python (not just data science libraries), I mean real SWE dev work in python, Airflow, Apache Spark, HQL/Spark, CS/software engineering fundamentals, API (probably in Flask), testing. VCS/git, Agile dev, get to learning. Remember the tortoise wins the race.
    Aug 4 5
    • New mxlan
      OP
      Thank you ! I have some exposure to a couple of tech you mentioned but not much of hands on. I'll def keep this going. Just that I feel overwhelmed when there is so much content out there.
      Aug 4
    • Atlassian d@t_person
      One step at a time. Was in similar situation. It’s very doable to learn everything yourself. Learning python very well will always help since it will easy to pick up new packages like airflow, etc. Once u start making headway if u could get a role as a DE at a startup then that would help u tremendously with getting a great learning experience so u can thrive at a bigger tech firm.

      Where are u located?
      Aug 4
    • New mxlan
      OP
      I'm in Hyderabad,India.
      Aug 4
    • Atlassian d@t_person
      Ok. No sure I can speak to the tech scene there. I do know we have a Bengaluru office and it seems there a number of tech companies there. Not sure about anywhere else in India, sorry :/
      Aug 4
    • New mxlan
      OP
      Tech scene in Hyderabad is like Seattle I'd say if Bangalore was The Bay.
      And thank you for taking time to share your experience 😊
      Aug 4
  • Amazon Hello!!!!!
    Mind sharing the pay for BIE And DE?
    Aug 5 0
  • New mxlan
    OP
    To be honest it's not the pay, for me. I want to upskill so I know I'm learning and moving towards roles I think I could work well in.
    An expertise in DE and BI is my focus for now.
    Aug 5 0
  • Atlassian d@t_person
    Yea actually there is. Especially went u get to the point where u are essentially a SWE with a focus on data systems
    Aug 5 0
  • Amazon Hello!!!!!
    What’s the motivation here? Is there huge pay difference between BIE and DE?
    Aug 4 0